Backup Archive

Backing up your data to the cloud has several significant advantages, here are some of the main reasons:

Prevent data loss: Local storage devices (such as hard drives, USB drives, etc.) can cause data loss due to physical damage, loss, or theft. Backing up your data to the cloud ensures that when these unexpected events occur, your data remains safe and available.

Data protection: Cloud service providers typically provide multiple layers of security measures, including encryption, authentication, and access control, to protect users' data.

Responding to natural disasters and unexpected events: Locally stored devices may be damaged by natural disasters such as fires, floods, or other unforeseen unexpected events. Cloud backup can provide an effective disaster recovery solution, ensuring that data can be recovered under any circumstances.

In general, backup to the cloud provides a reliable, secure, convenient and efficient data management and protection solution, and is an important part of modern data management.

Create Backup Archives

1. To use backup archive, you need to add Amazon S3 first. Click "Target Storage"-->"Amazon S3"-->"Add Target" to open the add target page. 

Amazon S3

2. Enter your Amazon S3 credentials and click "Confirm".

Add Amazon S3

3. Click "Backup Task"-->"Create New Task" to open the task creating page.

Create New Task

4. Here we take VMware ESXi Backup for an example. After the rest of the content is selected, check "Archiving backup versions to Amazon S3" and click "Select" to choose the added Amazon S3.

Check Archive Option

5. Click "Start Backup" to begin the backup process. It will first create a backup locally or on the NAS and then upload the backup to Amazon S3.

Start Backup

6. You can also select existing backup tasks for archiving. Click "Backup Task"-->"Backup Archive"-->"Add New Archive" to open the archive creating page.

Add New Archive

7. Select task and archiving target, and the archiving method. And then click "Start" to begin archiving.

Start Archiving

Archive all backup versions: Start archiving from the first version of the backup task.

Archiving from the last full backup version: The last full backup refers to the most recent complete copy of all data. Starting archiving from the last full backup means performing archiving operations based on this backup version, not starting from previous incremental or differential backup versions.

Archiving from the next full backup version: Starting archiving from the next full backup version means that when the next full backup is performed, this version will be set as the new starting point for archiving operations.

8. You can manage your archive tasks in "Backup Archive". For example, stop archiving, re-enable archiving, pause all archiving and start all archiving.

Stop Archiving

Restore from Backup Archives

1. Click "Backup Management"-->"Restore" to open the restore page.


2. Click "New Restore"-->"Restore from Amazon S3".

Restore from Amazon S3

3. Click "Select" to choose the restore source.

Restore Source

4. Choose the backup you want to restore. You need to select the .json file. 

Choose Restore File

5. Click "Start Restore" to begin the restore progress.

Start Restore