Backing up a volume to an OpenStack Swift object store

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

Steps

  1. Click Management > Volumes.
  2. Click the Actions icon for the volume to back up.
  3. In the resulting menu, click Backup to.
  4. In the Integrated Backup dialog box under Backup to, select Swift.
  5. Select a data format under Data Format:
    • Native: A compressed format readable only by SolidFire storage systems.
    • Uncompressed: An uncompressed format compatible with other systems.
  6. Enter a URL to use to access the object store in the URL field.
  7. Enter a user name for the account in the Username field.
  8. Enter the authentication key for the account in the Authentication Key field.
  9. Enter the container in which to store the backup in the Container field.
  10. Optional: Enter a name tag to append to the prefix in the Nametag field.
  11. Click Start Read.