Backing up a volume to an OpenStack Swift object store

You can back up NetApp Element volumes to external object stores that are compatible with OpenStack Swift.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Volumes sub-tab.
  3. From the Active view, select the check box for the volume you want to back up.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, click Back Up to.
  6. In the dialog box under Back up volume to, select OpenStack Swift.
  7. Select an option under with the following data format:
    • Native: A compressed format readable only by NetApp Element software-based storage systems.
    • Uncompressed: An uncompressed format compatible with other systems.
  8. Enter a URL to use to access the object store in the URL field.
  9. Enter a user name for the account in the User name field.
  10. Enter the authentication key for the account in the Authentication key field.
  11. Enter the container in which to store the backup in the Container field.
  12. Optional: Enter a prefix for the backup volume name in the Prefix field.
  13. Optional: Enter a nametag to append to the prefix in the Nametag field.
  14. Click OK.