With Altaro Endpoint Backup, you will need to setup an Azure Cloud Storage Account, in order to securely backup your Endpoints to it. Altaro does not store any Endpoint backup data, this storage needs to be fully managed by yourself.
To set up your account, please follow the steps below:
- Sign in or Sign up to your Azure Portal account on https://portal.azure.com
- Go to [Storage Accounts] > [Add]
- Fill in the options on screen.
Ensure you select Standard performance
Ensure you select General Purpose as the Account kind. Please note that GPv1 (General Purpose v1) is recommended as it will result in the lowest cost. This is due to: "workloads with high churn or high read rates may benefit from this account type." Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-account-options
Choose your preference for Replication redundancy. Important: Selecting ZRS will require a General Purpose v2 account, which will result in higher monthly costs
More information about Azure Replication Options can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/storage-redundancy
Also, please see Azure Storage Pricing for pricing information for the different redundancy options.
Service encryption can be set to your preference. Though already encrypted (256-Bit AES) natively through the product, Altaro Endpoint Backup can work with both options in Azure.
- Click [Review + create] to complete the storage account creation
- Once created, locate the connection string for your account from [Settings] > [Access Keys]
Note: Each Altaro Endpoint Manager installation should make use of a different Azure Storage Account.