Backing up a volume snapshot to an Amazon S3 object store

You can back up NetApp Element snapshots to external object stores that are compatible with Amazon S3.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Protection.
    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. From the Snapshots sub-tab, select the check box for the volume snapshot you want to back up.
  3. Click Actions.
  4. In the resulting menu, click Backup to.
  5. In the dialog under Back up volume to, select Amazon S3.
  6. 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.
  7. Enter a host name to use to access the object store in the Host name field.
  8. Enter an access key ID for the account in the Access key ID field.
  9. Enter the secret access key for the account in the Secret access key field.
  10. Enter the S3 bucket in which to store the backup in the Amazon S3 Bucket field.
  11. Optional: Enter a prefix for the backup name in the Prefix field.
  12. Optional: Enter a nametag to append to the prefix in the Nametag field.
  13. Click OK.