Backing up a volume snapshot to an OpenStack Swift object store

You can back up SolidFire snapshots to secondary object stores that are compatible with OpenStack Swift.

Steps

  1. Click Data Protection > Snapshots.
  2. Click the Actions icon for the snapshot you want 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 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 URL to use to access the object store.
  7. Enter a Username for the account.
  8. Enter the Authentication Key for the account.
  9. Enter the Container in which to store the backup.
  10. Optional: Enter a Nametag.
  11. Click Start Read.