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Backing up data to Amazon S3

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Complete a few steps to get started backing up data from Cloud Volumes ONTAP to Amazon S3.

Quick start

Get started quickly by following these steps or scroll down to the remaining sections for full details.

Number 1 Verify support for your configuration

Number 2 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: Select the working environment and click Activate next to the Backup to Cloud service in the right-panel, and then follow the setup wizard.

    A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud Activate button which is available after you select a working environment.

Number 3 Define 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. You can also change the number of backup copies to retain.

A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud settings where you can choose your backup schedule and retention period.

Number 4 Select the volumes that you want to back up

Identify which volumes you want to back up in the Select Volumes page.

Number 5 Restore your data, as needed

From the Backup List, select a volume, select a backup, and then restore data from the backup to a new volume.

A screenshot of the restore icon for a backup after you select a volume.

Requirements

Read the following requirements to make sure that you have a supported configuration before you start backing up volumes to S3.

Supported ONTAP versions

Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.6 and later.

Supported AWS regions

Backup to Cloud is supported in all AWS regions where Cloud Volumes ONTAP is supported.

License requirements

For Backup to Cloud PAYGO licensing, a Cloud Manager subscription is available in the AWS Marketplace that enables deployments of Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.6 and later (PAYGO) and Backup to Cloud. You need to subscribe to this Cloud Manager subscription before you enable Backup to Cloud. Billing for Backup to Cloud is done through this subscription.

For Backup to Cloud BYOL licensing, you do not need an AWS Backup to Cloud 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.

And you need to have a AWS subscription for the storage space where your backups will be located.

AWS permissions required

The IAM role that provides Cloud Manager with permissions must include S3 permissions from the latest Cloud Manager policy.

Here are the specific permissions from the policy:

{
            "Sid": "backupPolicy",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "s3:DeleteBucket",
                "s3:GetLifecycleConfiguration",
                "s3:PutLifecycleConfiguration",
                "s3:PutBucketTagging",
                "s3:ListBucketVersions",
                "s3:GetObject",
                "s3:ListBucket",
                "s3:ListAllMyBuckets",
                "s3:GetBucketTagging",
                "s3:GetBucketLocation",
                "s3:GetBucketPolicyStatus",
                "s3:GetBucketPublicAccessBlock",
                "s3:GetBucketAcl",
                "s3:GetBucketPolicy",
                "s3:PutBucketPublicAccessBlock"
            ],
            "Resource": [
                "arn:aws:s3:::netapp-backup-*"
            ]
        },

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.

Steps
  1. Click Create Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

  2. Select Amazon Web Services as the cloud provider and then choose a single node or HA system.

  3. Fill out the Details & Credentials page.

  4. On the Services page, leave the service enabled and click Continue.

    Shows the Backup to Cloud option in the working environment wizard.

  5. Complete the pages in the wizard to deploy the system.

Result

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.

Steps
  1. Select the working environment and click Activate next to the Backup to Cloud service in the right-panel.

    A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud Settings button which is available after you select a working environment.

  2. Define the backup schedule and retention value and click Continue.

    A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud settings where you can choose your schedule and backup retention.

  3. Select the volumes that you want to back up and click Activate.

    A screenshot of selecting the volumes that will be backed up.

Result

Backup to Cloud starts taking the initial backups of each selected volume.