This guide will help you understand how the Veritas NetBackup platform integrates with B2 Cloud storage. This guide assumes that you already have a Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account created with a Bucket and Credentials created. It also assumes that you have working Veritas NetBackup environment and wanting to integrate with your B2 Cloud Storage account. For more detailed instructions from Veritas NetBackup please follow this link to their support site.
If you have not, Here are some links to get you started.
Table of Contents
Creating Storage Server
- From your NetBackup WebUI Console, navigate to Storage > Storage Configuration and select, +Add
- Choose the Cloud Storage Radio button and Select, Start.
- Follow the wizard and give the Storage Server a name:
- Select Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage as the cloud storage provider:
- And Region appropriate for your Backblaze B2 account region
- Select the appropriate Media Server, and click Select.
- Following the wizard along, you will need to enter your B2 credentials
- Access key ID = Backblaze B2 KeyID
- Secret access key = Backblaze B2 ApplicationKey
- Be sure to UNCHECK, check certificate revocation (IPv6 not supported for this option) as show above.
- Select the Object size, the default is 4MB, and if you would like to enable compression. NOTE: These settings can’t be changed once the storage server is created.
- If any additional media servers plan to write to this storage server add them at this time. In this example, we are not adding any additional mediaservers.
- Summary of the configuration: Click Finish.
Creating Disk Pool
- Now that you have created the Storage Server, you will need to create a Disk Pool to associate the Storage Server with the Backblaze B2 Bucket.
- Under Storage Configuration, choose the Disk pool tab and select, +Add
- Follow the Wizard:
- Choose the Storage Server that you just created.
- Give the Disk Pool a name.
- Click, Next.
- Select the Bucket you wish to use, and click, Next.
- Then click, Finish to create the Disk Pool.
Creating Storage Unit
- Lastly, you will need to create a Storage Unit to complete the configuration and be ready to send backups to your Backblaze B2 Bucket.
- Under Storage Configuration, choose the Storage units tab and select, +Add
- Follow the Wizard:
- Storage Type: Choose Disk Storage Servers
- Catagory: Choose Cloud Storage
- Click, Start
- Give the Storage Unit a name and set the appropriate Maximum Concurrent jobs and Maximum Fragment Size.
NOTE: These settings can be edited later if they need to be adjusted.
- Choose the Disk Pool you juct created in the previous section.
- Select Media Server(s)
- And Save your Storage Unit configuration.
- Now that you have created all the appropriate parts of the storage configuration, you can now go ahead and create a new Backup Policy and select your Policy Storage as the Storage Unit you just created.
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