Backing up the Recovery Package

You must download an updated copy of the Recovery Package file any time you make grid topology changes to the StorageGRID Webscale system or whenever you upgrade the software version. The Recovery Package file allows you to restore the system if a failure occurs.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Select Maintenance > Recovery Package.
  2. Enter the provisioning passphrase, and click Start Download.
    The download starts immediately.
  3. When the download completes, open the .zip file and confirm it includes a gpt-backup directory and a second .zip file. Then, extract this inner .zip file and confirm you can open the passwords.txt file.
  4. Copy the downloaded Recovery Package file (.zip) to two safe, secure, and separate locations.
    Important: The Recovery Package file must be secured because it contains encryption keys and passwords that can be used to obtain data from the StorageGRID Webscale system.