Recovery Package and system configuration information

The Recovery Package is a downloadable zip file that allows you to recover your StorageGRID Webscale system if one or more grid nodes fails. The Recovery Package file includes the Software Activation and Integration Data (SAID) package and the encryption keys. The SAID package includes the Passwords.txt file.

The Recovery Package contains deployment-specific files and software needed to install, expand, upgrade, and maintain a StorageGRID Webscale system. The package also contains system-specific configuration and integration information, including server hostnames and IP addresses, and highly confidential passwords needed during system maintenance, upgrade, and expansion. When installing a StorageGRID Webscale system, you are required to download the Recovery Package file (.zip) and to confirm that you can successfully access the contents of this file. You should also download the file each time the grid topology of the StorageGRID Webscale system changes because of maintenance or upgrade procedures.

After downloading the Recovery Package file and confirming you can extract the contents, copy the Recovery Package file 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.