Back up on-premises applications data to StorageGRID

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You can back up the applications data from ONTAP to StorageGRID by integrating Cloud Backup for Applications with BlueXP and on-premises SnapCenter.

You can protect one or more applications simultaneously to StorageGRID using a single policy.

Important You can protect only one application at a time if you are using the BlueXP GUI. However, if you are using REST APIs, you can protect multiple applications simultaneously.

What you will need

When backing up data to StorageGRID, a Connector must be available on your premises. You will either need to install a new Connector or make sure that the currently selected Connector resides on-prem. The Connector can be installed in a site with or without internet access.

For information, see Create Connectors for StorageGRID.


  1. In BlueXP UI, click Protection > Backup and recovery > Applications.

  2. Click icon to select the action corresponding to the application and click Activate Backup.

  3. In the Assign Policy page, select the policy and click Next.

  4. Add the working environment.

    Configure the ONTAP cluster that hosts the SVM on which the application is running. After adding the working environment for one of the applications, it can be reused for all the other applications residing on the same ONTAP cluster.

    1. Select the SVM and click Add Working Environment.

    2. In the Add Working Environment wizard:

      1. Specify the IP address of the ONTAP cluster.

      2. Specify the admin credentials.

        Cloud Backup for Applications supports only cluster admin.

    3. Click Add Working Environment.

  5. Select StorageGRID.

    1. Specify the FQDN of the StorageGRID Server and the port on which the StorageGRID server is running.

      Enter the details in the format FQDN:PORT.

    2. In the Access Key field, specify the key.

    3. In the Secret Key field, specify the password.

    4. Specify the IP space.

  6. Review the details and click Activate Backup.