How do I use Veritas NetBackup with Wasabi?

Wasabi has been certified for use with Veritas NetBackup. Veritas NetBackup is a backup and recovery solution for cloud-ready enterprises. Follow the steps outlined below to integrate Netbackup with Wasabi

Please Note: The 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.

 

Table of Contents

Prerequisites

  • Veritas NetBackup v 8.3 and later
  • An active Wasabi account 

Adding Support for Wasabi

In order to use Wasabi with Netbackup v8.0 and above, two configuration packages need to be downloaded and installed on the Netbackup Server Wasabi as a dropdown option. 

 -  A device mappings package file v1.168

    For Linux/UNIX version of Netbackup, the file and instructions can be found here

    For Windows version  of Netbackup,  the file and instructions can be found here

-  Cloud configuration package v 2.8.6, the file and instructions can be found here

For more information, please refer to the Netbackup HCL document 

Configure Wasabi as Cloud Storage Server

1. Login to NetBackup Administration Console. Click on Configure Cloud Storage Server.

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2. The Cloud Storage Server Configuration Wizard opens. Click Next. 

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3. Under the Cloud storage providers menu, select Wasabi (S3) and click Next.

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4. In the Cloud storage provider - Wasabi section, provide a Storage server name.

Select your Media server (in our example, it is the Netbackup server - netbackup.wasabilabs.io).

In the Access details for Wasabi account section, provide your access credentials. Click on Advanced Settings

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5. In the Advanced Settings window, enable Use SSL and select Data Transfer option. Enable Check Certificate Revocation and click OK 

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Click Next on the configuration wizard to continue. 

 

6.  Provide the required Object size, Compression, Encryption settings, and click Next. 

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7. Verify the specification of the server and click Next. 

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8. Monitor the storage server creation and click Next after the task completion.

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9.  The storage server Wasabi is created successfully. Follow the configuration wizard to configure the Disk Pool and Storage Unit.

Click Next to open the Disk Pool configuration wizard. 

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10. The Disk Pool configuration wizard starts with the Volume Selection section. It displays a list of all the buckets in the configured region. If you plan to use an existing bucket, select the required bucket. You can also create a bucket by selecting Add New Volume. 

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11. In the Create Buckets window, provide a Bucket name and click Add and Create. 

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12. The Cloud Volume section displays the configured Bucket, click Create.

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13.  Select the newly created bucket in Volume Selection section and click Next. 

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14. Provide a name to the Disk Pool and click Next. 

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15. Verify the disk pool configuration summary and click Next. 

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16. Confirm the Disk Pool is created. Click Next to create a storage unit using the disk pool created for the Wasabi bucket. 

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17. In the Storage Unit Creation section, provide a name for the Storage unit. Select the required Netbackup server under the Media Server section and click Next. 

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18. The disk pool configuration is complete. Click Finish to close the wizard. 

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We have configured Wasabi as a Cloud Storage server and created its associated Disk Pool and Storage units. We are now ready to configure a policy with Wasabi as storage. 

 

Configuring backup policies

The section outlines how Wasabi can be used as storage targets for backup policies. 

 

Creating a backup policy with Wasabi as primary storage

In this section, we configure a policy utilizing Wasabi as the primary storage, where all the backups are directly stored on Wasabi. 

19. In the NetBackup Administration console, navigate to Polices under NetBackup Management.

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20. To create a new policy, click on Actions --> New --> Policy...

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21. Provide a name to the policy and click OK. 

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22. In the Backup Policy Configuration Wizard window, select the required policy type and click Next. 

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23. In the Clients List page, add the clients that need to be backed up and click Next. 

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24. In the Backup Selections page, select the files/folders that need to be backed up and click Next. 

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25. Select the desired type of backups and select Next. 

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26. Select the desired frequency and retention periods and click Next. 

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27. Click Finish to save the policy. 

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28. The Policies page displays the newly created policy. Right-click on the policy and select Change.

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29. In the Change attributes window, select the storage unit created in Step 17 (in our example, Wasabi-us-east-2-stu) and click OK. 

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Configure Wasabi as the final destination for disk staging

You can also configure Wasabi as the final destination of your backups in basic disk staging and copy the data from the disk staging storage unit to Wasabi per a relocation schedule.

Note: For more information about basic disk staging, please refer to the Netbackup documentation.

Follow the steps below to create a disk staging storage unit with a staging schedule to use Wasabi as your final destination.

30. Navigate to Storage Units under Netbackup Management --> Storage --> Storage Units

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32.  In the New Storage Unit window, provide a Storage unit name and select BasicDisk as Disk type. 

Provide a pathname to the disk that is being used for storage.

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33.  Select the Enable Temporary Staging Area checkbox and click on Staging Schedule.

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34. Under the Destination section, select the Wasabi Storage Unit as the Final destination storage unit and configure the desired frequency in the Schedule Type section. Click OK to save the changes. 

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35. Create a new policy following steps 19 - 27. Right-click on the policy and select Change. In the Change attributes window, select the disk staging storage unit created  (in our example, Backup) and click OK

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The backup data will be stored in the disk staging storage unit (Backup in our example) and then copied to the Wasabi bucket per the relocation schedule. 

 

 

The backup jobs will run per the schedule created in the policies and you will see the data stored in your Wasabi bucket. 

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