Manage the connection to the Cloud Backup Service

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Starting with ONTAP 9.9.1, you can use System Manager to back up data in the cloud using the Cloud Backup Service. You can manage the connection to the Cloud Backup Service and view details about the number and capacity of the volumes that are backed up using the service.

Before you begin

You should establish an account in Cloud Manager. For the service account, you need to create the role as "Account Admin". (Other service account roles do not have the required privileges needed to establish a connection from System Manager.) See Back up data using the Cloud Backup Service for details.

View the status of the connection to the Cloud Backup Service

You can view various details about the connection to the Cloud Backup Service.

Steps
  1. Go to Protection > Overview.

  2. In the Cloud Backup Service section, you can view the following details:

    • Status of the connection.

    • The cloud provider.

    • The cloud manager workspace.

    • The number of backed up volumes.

    • The cloud provider used capacity.

    • The cloud manager connector ID.

Modify the connection with the Cloud Backup Service

You can modify the connection to the Cloud Backup Service.

Steps
  1. Go to Protection > Overview.

  2. In the Cloud Backup Service section, click the kebab icon.

  3. You can select any of the following modification procedures:

    • Edit: Allows you to change the protection policy and the IPspace.

    • Disable: Stops all further backup operations to the cloud for the cluster.

    • Unlink: Removes the management of backups to the cloud provider from ONTAP System Manager. However, backups will continue, and they can be managed using Cloud Manager.