Backing up data to Azure Blob storage
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Complete a few steps to get started backing up data from Cloud Volumes ONTAP to Azure Blob storage.
Get started quickly by following these steps or scroll down to the remaining sections for full details.
Verify support for your configuration
Enable Backup to Cloud on your new or existing system
New systems: Backup to Cloud is enabled by default in the working environment wizard. Be sure to keep the option enabled.
Existing systems: Open the working environment, click the backup settings icon and enable backups.
If needed, modify the backup policy
The default policy backs up volumes every day and retains the most recent 30 backup copies of each volume. Change to weekly or monthly backups, or select one of the system-defined policies that provide more options.
On existing systems, you can pick your own resource group when enabling Backup to Cloud for the first time. If you enable Backup to Cloud when Cloud Volumes ONTAP is deployed, Cloud Manager creates the resource group for you and you cannot change it.
Restore your data, as needed
At the top of Cloud Manager, click Backup, select a volume, select a backup, and then restore data from the backup to a new volume.
Read the following requirements to make sure that you have a supported configuration before you start backing up volumes to Azure Blob storage.
- Supported ONTAP versions
Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.7 and later.
- Supported Azure regions
Backup to Cloud is supported in all Azure regions where Cloud Volumes ONTAP is supported.
- License requirements
For Backup to Cloud PAYGO licensing, a subscription through the Azure Marketplace is required before you enable Backup to Cloud. Billing for Backup to Cloud is done through this subscription. You can subscribe from the Details & Credentials page of the working environment wizard.
For Backup to Cloud BYOL licensing, you do not need an Azure subscription. You need the serial number from NetApp that enables you to use the service for the duration and capacity of the license. See Adding and updating your Backup BYOL license.
Enabling Backup to Cloud on a new system
Backup to Cloud is enabled by default in the working environment wizard. Be sure to keep the option enabled.
|If you want to pick the name of the resource group, disable Backup to Cloud when deploying Cloud Volumes ONTAP. Follow the steps for enabling backup to cloud on an existing system to enable Backup to Cloud and choose the resource group.|
Click Create Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
Select Microsoft Azure as the cloud provider and then choose a single node or HA system.
Fill out the Details & Credentials page and be sure that an Azure Marketplace subscription is in place.
On the Services page, leave the service enabled and click Continue.
Complete the pages in the wizard to deploy the system.
Backup to Cloud is enabled on the system and backs up volumes every day and retains the most recent 30 backup copies.
Enabling Backup to Cloud on an existing system
Enable Backup to Cloud at any time directly from the working environment.
Open the working environment.
Click the backup settings icon.
Select Automatically back up all volumes.
Choose your backup schedule and retention value.
Choose how the resource group is created and click Save.
Automatically create a resource group - Cloud Manager creates a resource group
Create a new resource group - You create the resource group
Select an existing resource group - You select an existing resource group
Backup to Cloud starts taking the initial backups of each volume.