How do I use Veritas Backup Exec 22 with Wasabi?

Wasabi has been certified for use with Veritas Backup Exec. Veritas Backup Exec is a fast, cost-effective, unified backup and recovery solution for cloud-ready organizations.

For more information regarding Backup Exec-Wasabi support, please refer to Backup Exec HCL.

To use this product with Wasabi, please follow the instructions below.

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

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Adding support for Wasabi
  3. Configure Wasabi as Cloud Storage Server
  4. Install Veritas backup exec agent and add server
  5. Create a backup job

1. Prerequisites

  • Operational Backup Exec v 22 
  • An active Wasabi account
  • A bucket created in the Wasabi account

Note: To configure Wasabi for previous Backup Exec versions (v20.4 and above) please click here.

 

2. Adding support for Wasabi

In order to use Wasabi with Backup Exec v22 and above, two files - CloudProvider.xml and CloudConnectorCfg.xml need to be downloaded and applied to the Backup Exec server. This configuration will provide Wasabi as a dropdown option.

Please follow the steps included in the Veritas technote to apply these xml files.

 

3. Configure Wasabi as Cloud Storage Server

3.1. Log in to Backup Exec.

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3.2. Navigate to the Storage tab. Click on "Configure Cloud storage".

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3.3. In the Configure storage dialog box, provide a name for the cloud storage and click "Next".

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3.4. Select "S3" for the cloud storage device provider and click "Next".

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3.5. Select "Wasabi" from the Cloud storage dropdown menu.

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Note: If you do not have Wasabi listed as an option, please follow the steps in Adding support for Wasabi.

 

3.6. To add your Wasabi logon account details, click on "Add/Edit".

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3.7. In the Logon Account Selection window, click "Add".

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3.8. In the Add Logon Credentials dialog box, provide the following details and click "OK".

  • User name  - Access Key of the Wasabi account
  • Password - Secret Access Key
  • Account name - provide a descriptive account name to identify the account

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3.9. In the Logon Account Selection dialog box, select the account from the list and click OK.

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3.10. Confirm the logon account and click "Next'.

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3.11. Select the required bucket from the list and click "Next".

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3.12. Configure the desired number of concurrent operations and click "Next".

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3.13. Review the configuration summary and click "Finish".

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3.14. Click "Yes" to restart the Backup Exec services to provide the cloud storage online.

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3.15. The new Wasabi cloud storage account is displayed in the Storage tab and is ready to use.

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4. Install Veritas backup exec agent and add server

4.1. Navigate to Backup and Restore tab. Click "Servers and Virtual Hosts" and click "Add" to add a client to backup.

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4.2. Choose the type of server infrastructure that needs to be backed up and click "Next".

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4.3. Check "Allow Backup Exec to establish a trust with the servers" check box and click "Next".

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4.4. Add servers with an associated "Logon Account" and Click "Next".

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4.5. Check both boxes to ensure that updated backup agent software has been installed and available to create backup and click "Next".

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4.6. Review the configurations and click "Install".

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4.7. Veritas Backup Exec will verify appropriate packages have been configured and installed on your remote server and complete successfully.

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4.8. Once the agent software is successfully installed - the server will be available to be backed up.

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5. Create a backup job

5.1. Right click on the server that needs to be backed up and choose "Back Up to Cloud".

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5.2. Click "Edit" and choose the type of backup, backup certain folders, application data or entire VM.

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5.3.  Under the "Backup" section and choose when the backup needs to run, either run it once or create a schedule based the requirement.

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5.4. Click on "Storage" and choose the Wasabi cloud storage account to store your backup and click "OK" in the Full and Incremental backup sections.

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5.5. Click "OK" in the Backup Definition Properties.

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5.6. To run a manual backup, select the required server. Click on "Jobs --> Run Next Backup Now".

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5.7. The Backup process starts displaying the progress.

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5.8. The backup job will create a number of folders in your bucket on Wasabi, for example, you might see a structure as shown below.

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