Back up to the cloud

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Starting in ONTAP 9.9.1, you can back up your data to the cloud and to restore your data from cloud storage to a different volume by using System Manager. You can use either StorageGRID or ONTAP S3 as your cloud object store.

Before using the SnapMirror Cloud feature, you should generate a SnapMirror Cloud API license key on the NetApp Support Site: Generate SnapMirror Cloud API license key

Add a cloud object store

Before you configure SnapMirror Cloud backups, you need to add a StorageGRID or ONTAP S3 cloud object store.

Steps
  1. Click Protection > Overview > Cloud Object Stores.

  2. Click add icon.

Back up using the default policy

You can quickly configure a SnapMirror Cloud backup for an existing volume using the default cloud protection policy, DailyBackup.

Steps
  1. Click Protection > Overview and select Back Up Volumes to Cloud.

  2. If this is your first time backing up to the cloud, enter your SnapMirror Cloud API license key in the license field as indicated.

  3. Click Authenticate and Continue.

  4. Select a source volume.

  5. Select a cloud object store.

  6. Click Save.

Create a custom cloud backup policy

If you do not want to use the default DailyBackup cloud policy for your SnapMirror Cloud backups, you can create your own policy.

Steps
  1. Click Protection > Overview > Local Policy Settings and select Protection Policies.

  2. Click Add and enter the new policy details.

  3. In the Policy Type section, select Back up to Cloud to indicate that you are creating a cloud policy.

  4. Click Save.

Create a backup from the Volumes page

You can use the System Manager Volumes page to when you want to select and create cloud backups for multiple volumes at one time or when you want to use a custom protection policy.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. Select the volumes you want to back up to the cloud, and click Protect.

  3. In the Protect Volume window, click More Options.

  4. Select a policy.

    You can select the default policy, DailyBackup, or a custom cloud policy you created.

  5. Select a cloud object store.

  6. Click Save.

Restore from the cloud

You can use System Manager to restore backed up data from cloud storage to a different volume on the source cluster.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. Select the Back Up to Cloud tab.

  3. Click Menu Options next to the source volume you want to restore, and select Restore.

  4. Under Source, select a storage VM and then enter the name of the volume to which you want the data restored.

  5. Under Destination, select the Snapshot copy you want to restore.

  6. Click Save.

Delete a SnapMirror Cloud relationship

You can use System Manager to delete a cloud relationship.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Volumes and select the volume you want to delete.

  2. Click Menu Options next to the source volume and select Delete.

  3. Select Delete the cloud object store endpoint (optional) if you want to delete the cloud object store endpoint.

  4. Click Delete.

Remove a cloud object store

You can use System Manager to remove a cloud object store if it is not part of a cloud backup relationship. When a cloud object store is part of a cloud backup relationship, it cannot be deleted.

Steps
  1. Click Protection > Overview > Cloud Object Stores.

  2. Select the object store you want to delete, click Menu Options and select Delete.