Downloading the Recovery Package

The Recovery Package file allows you to restore the StorageGRID system if a failure occurs.

Before you begin

About this task

Download the current Recovery Package file before making grid topology changes to the StorageGRID system or before upgrading software. Then, download a new copy of the Recovery Package after making grid topology changes or after upgrading software.

Procedure

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