Backing up a volume to an Amazon S3 object store

You can back up volumes to external object stores that are compatible with Amazon S3.

Steps

  1. Click Management > Volumes.
  2. Click the Actions icon for the volume you want to back up.
  3. In the resulting menu, click Backup to.
  4. In the Integrated Backup dialog box under Backup to, select S3.
  5. Select an option under Data Format:
    • Native: A compressed format readable only by SolidFire storage systems.
    • Uncompressed: An uncompressed format compatible with other systems.
  6. Enter a hostname to use to access the object store in the Hostname field.
  7. Enter an access key ID for the account in the Access Key ID field.
  8. Enter the secret access key for the account in the Secret Access Key field.
  9. Enter the S3 bucket in which to store the backup in the S3 Bucket field.
  10. Optional: Enter a nametag to append to the prefix in the Nametag field.
  11. Click Start Read.