How do I use Commvault with Wasabi?

Commvault is certified for use with Wasabi.  This solution brief describes how Commvault and Wasabi work together.    The formal Commvault certification test results are attached to this article.

Wasabi is listed by Commvault as a supported cloud storage vendor at the URL below:

http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=9237.htm

Wasabi is also listed by Commvault as a Tech Alliance Partner at the URL below:

http://www.commvault.com/partners/find

The information in this article was verified by the Wasabi Performance and Certification Team (PACT) using the Wasabi service and Commvault Commcell Console, version 11.

Please NoteThe data restoration process is handled by your specific backup software application. As there are many potential variables that will affect your unique environment, it is strongly recommended that you seek the guidance of your backup software's technical support team in the event that you encounter difficulty, or have application-specific inquiries.

 

Prequisites:

Configuration step:

Tool:

Refer to:

1. Set up a Wasabi bucket.

Wasabi Management Console

Wasabi Management Console User Guide

2. Create and copy a Wasabi access key ID and secret access key.

Wasabi Management Console

Wasabi Management Console User Guide

3. Set up a Commvault storage library.

Commvault Commcell Console

Commvault documentation and the examples below

4. Set up a Commvault storage policy.

Commvault Commcell Console

Commvault documentation and the examples below (page 6)

5. Back up the Commvault storage library folder to Wasabi.

Commvault Commcell Console

Commvault documentation and the examples below (page 9)

 

1. Set Up a Commvault Storage Library

1. In Commvault Storage Resources, right-click on Libraries and select Add. Then, provide the following information - 

  • Name - provide a name for the cloud storage library
  • Type - Select Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage from the dropdown menu
  • MediaAgent - Select the desired Media Agent
  • Service Host - provide the endpoint URL of the Wasabi region 
  • Credentials - expand the dropdown menu and select Create New to add the access credentials.

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Note: This config example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-1 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article

 

2. In the Create User Credential window, provide the following details and click OK.

  • Credential name - the name under which the credentials will be saved
  • Access Key ID - access key created in Step 2 of the Prerequisites
  • Secret Access Key - secret key created in Step 2 of the Prerequisites

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3. The newly added credentials are populated in the Credentials field. Select Detect to list your buckets in the configured region and select the bucket created in Step 1 of the Prerequisites.

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4. Confirm the desired bucket is populated and click OK. 

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5. The newly created storage library is now listed in the Libraries tab. 

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2. Set Up a Commvault Storage Policy

In Policies, right-click on Storage Policies and select New Storage Policy. Using the Create Storage Policy Wizard, define the policy (such as Wasabi Cloud):

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Enter remaining information as appropriate for your application. For example:

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3. Back Up the Commvault Storage Library Folder to Wasabi

Right-click on the file system folder to be backed up and select Properties. Specify the General subclient properties. For example:

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On the Storage Device tab, be sure to select the Data Storage Policy as the one you set up above (such as Wasabi Cloud):

mceclip6.pngOnce the properties are set up, right-click on the file system folder to be backed up and select Backup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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