How do I use Acronis Cloud Backup with Wasabi?

Acronis Cloud backup is verified for use with Wasabi.

Requirements:

  • Wasabi Cloud storage account
  • Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud Partner account
  • Acronis Backup Gateway (VM or AWS VM)
  • Acronis Agent installed and configured. 

Table of Contents:

    1. Reference Architecture
    2. Install Acronis Storage Gateway
    3. Configure Acronis gateway
    4. Enable Cloud storage for customer
    5. Create a backup job

Reference Architecture:

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Install Acronis Storage Gateway:

1) To download Acronis gateway software, login to your Acronis cloud account and click on settings -> Location -> Add Backup storage and click "Download ISO"

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2) For the information below, Acronis gateway was installed on VMware ESXi 6.5

3) Acronis gateway install guide available here

 

Configure Acronis storage gateway:

1) Once Acronis gateway is installed, the gateway will need to be configured. Access gateway via a web browser http://ip-address:8888. Once logged in following summary page will be displayed:

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2) Click on "Storage Services" -> "Backup storage" -> "Create backup storage"

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3) Click "Public Cloud"

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4) Choose the node to be used as a target (in this example, "aci-gateway-upps") and click "Next"

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5) Configure the Pubic Cloud parameters:

  • Select the object Storage type:
    • Wasabi (S3)
  • Endpoint URL:
    • https://s3.wasabisys.com
    • Note that this config example discusses the use of Wasabi's s3.wasabisys.com region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article 
  • Access Key ID:
  • Secret Key ID:
  • Bucket: bucket should be created ahead of time via Wasabi console. Here is how

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 6) Choose appropriate Volume parameters for your attached storage, for the integration, Tier 0 definition was sufficient:

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7) Provide DNS name for your Acronis gateway - this cannot be an IP address, it needs to be configured as a DNS name and click "Next"

Note: Please ensure "wasabi-acronis-gateway.com" is a FQDN which resolves to the Acronis storage gateway's IP address. For ex: if your Acronis storage gateway's IP is 192.168.1.100. performing an nslookup function on "wasabi-acronis-gateway.com" should provide a 192.168.1.100 result.

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8) Provide your Acronis cloud account details such as user-name/password and click "Done"

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9) Acronis Storage gateway configuration association with Wasabi Cloud storage account is now complete. 

 

Enable Cloud storage for customer

1) Login to your Acronis cloud account

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2) Click on "Clients" and choose the client "customer-test" and click on on the mceclip8.png 

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3) Choose "configure"

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4) Navigate to "Backup" and click "edit"

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5) Scroll down to "Cloud resources" and be sure to check "wasabi-acronis-gateway:44445" 

Note: Acronis agent software running on a server communicates with Acronis storage gateway over port 44445. Acronis solution requires several ports to be open, Please review following info.

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6) Click "Save"

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Create a backup job

1) Login to your Acronis Cloud account

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2) Click on "Clients" and choose the client profile you are setting up the backup job for. In this example, the client profile is named "customer-test" 

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3) Choose the client, in this example, the client is named "Wasabi123" 

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4) Acronis will navigate you to managing this client, click on "Manage service"

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5) At this stage Acronis will allow you to choose the asset that needs to be protected. Choose the server which has the acronis agent software already installed.

Note: to install acronis agent, review information provided by Acronis here.

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6) Select "AcronisAgent" and click "Backup"

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7) Create a backup plan, choose entire machine or files in the server to be backed up. Choose "Cloud storage"  and click "Create"

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8) Click "Run now"

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9) Once backup completes, following message will be posted:

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10) Login to your Wasabi console and confirm the backup inside your bucket:

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Note: Acronis software has a proprietary way of doing the uploads through indexing and segregation, utilizing their in-build folder structure. The data you will see after the uploads will not be visible in native format.

 

 

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