With Altaro VM Backup, you can send a redundant copy of your backups to a Wasabi Cloud Storage Account, this is ideal for Disaster Recovery purposes.


All backups are encrypted (256-Bit AES) natively through Altaro VM Backup.

Prerequisites:


Important Notes:

  • Each Altaro VM Backup installation should make use of a different Wasabi Bucket



A. Set up your Wasabi Storage Account


  1.  Sign in or Sign up to your Wasabi account on https://console.wasabisys.com

  2. Click [Create Bucket]


  3. Fill in your preferred [Bucket Name] and [Region]. Then click [Next]


    Important!
    - [Bucket Versioning] must be disabled and [Suspend Versioning] is selected as this is not supported. 
    - Enabling [Logging] will incur higher costs to the account, thus it is recommended to disable it
    - [Public Access] should obviously be disabled since it contains your backup data which should not be publicly accessible

    Then click [Next]


    Lastly, click [Create Bucket]

  4. Next, you will need to create your Access Keys in order to be able to add your Wasabi account to Altaro VM Backup. Go to [Access Keys] from the menu.


    Then click on [Create New Access Key]. This will immediately create an Access Key as well as a Secret Key, which you will need to connect from Altaro VM Backup.





    B. Configure your new Wasabi Storage Account as an Offsite Backup Location


    To use your Wasabi Storage Account as an offsite copy location for your VMs, please proceed as follows:

    1. Open the Altaro VM Backup management console and go to [Setup] > [Backup Locations]

    2. Click [Add Offsite Location]




    3. Choose the [Cloud Backup to Wasabi Cloud Storage Account] option and click [Next]:


    4. Pick the [Region], then enter the [Access Key] and the [Secret Key] generated in Section 'A' above, then then the Bucket Name (case sensitive):


      Click [Test Connectionand once the connection is successful then click [Finish]

    5. Your new Offsite Location will appear in your Backup Locations list as below. To change the Connection String you can click the Edit (pencil) icon.


    6. Lastly, select the VMs you wish to assign to this rotation and Drag and Drop them from the VM list on the left into the newly created Wasabi location, then click [Save Changes] to complete.

    7. Once done, either start an Offsite Copy manually from the [Offsite Copies] menu, or wait for your next Scheduled Offsite Copy job.