How do I use Marquis Workspace Backup with Wasabi?

Wasabi has been validated for use with Marquis Broadcast's Workspace Backup. The Workspace Backup function within the  Workspace Tools system allows Avid media storage to be protected at a workspace level with flexible and fast restoration options.

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. Configure Wasabi as an Archival Location

3. Configure a Backup Job

4. Configure a Workspace Tidy Job

5. Performing a restore

6. Object Lock Configuration

 

1. Prerequisites

2. Configure Wasabi as an Archival Location

2.1. Login to the Workspace server at http://MACHINENAMEorIPADDRESS/wstoolsadmin/

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2.2. Expand the Configuration menu at the top right corner and click on "Archive Locations".  

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2.3. To add a new archive location, click on the "+" sign at the top right corner and select the "S3 Compatible" location type. 

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2.4. In the Add new Archive Location dialog box, provide the following details and click "Submit".

  • Connection Name - provide a name for the connection
  • URL - endpoint URL of the Wasabi region where the bucket is located
  • Access ID - the Wasabi Access Key
  • Secret Key - the Wasabi Secret Key
  • Bucket name - name of the bucket created to store the files

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Note: For information on the Wasabi service URLs, please refer to our Wasabi Service URLs article.

 

3. Configure a Backup Job

3.1. Navigate to the Schedule tab and click on the "+" sign on the top right side. Click on "Workspace Backup".

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3.2. In the Add Backup Job dialog box, select the workspaces that need to be backed up from the Excluded Workspaces section. Click on "Include" to move the workspace to the Included Workspaces section. 

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3.3. Confirm that you have included the desired workspaces. In the Destination, select the Wasabi archival location created in the previous section. Configure the schedule for the backup job and click "Submit".

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The backup job will now execute at the scheduled time.

 

4. Configure a Workspace Tidy Job

The Tidy Job will allow Workspace Tools to check an archive against the source system and to choose what items can be deleted.

4.1. To add a Workspace Tidy Job, navigate to the Schedule tab and click on the "+" sign on the top right side. Click on "Workspace Tidy".

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4.2. In the Add Backup Tidy Job dialog box, configure the following details and click "Submit".

  • Destination - select the destination of the Workspace Backup job.
  • Destination directory - Wasabi bucket configured in the archive location
  • Retention period - configure the desired retention period
  • Job schedule - configure the desired schedule for the Tidy job

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When the tidy job first runs, it will check to see if the source content has been removed. If not, it places the items on an internal processing list as candidates for deletion.

When the job runs again it will recheck these items to confirm the source has been removed and then, once the retention period has been exceeded, delete the files from the backup.

Note: For more details about the jobs, please refer to the Workspace Tools manual.

 

5. Performing a restore

Content can be restored using the Workspace Restore tool which is installed as a part of the Workspace Backup application.

5.1. Launch the Workspace Restore tool and click on "Configuration" at the bottom.

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5.2. Navigate to "Archive Locations". Click on "Add Location..". Select "S3 Compatible" as the type of location and click "OK".

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5.3. Provide the following details and click "OK".

  • Connection Name - provide a name for the connection
  • URL - endpoint URL of the Wasabi region where the bucket is located
  • Access ID - the Wasabi Access Key
  • Secret Key - the Wasabi Secret Key
  • Retention - retention period, if Object Lock is configured
  • Bucket name - the name of the bucket created to store the files

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5.4. The Wasabi location created above will be displayed in the Archive Locations tab.

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5.5. You do not need to manually configure the workspaces, all workspaces will be automatically found and configured. Click "Save".

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5.6. On the home screen, click on "Restore".

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5.7. The Workspace Restore Details window is displayed. Under Workspace Mapping, select the desired backup location from the dropdown menu.

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5.8. Select target workspaces for each of the source workspace in the backup and press "Start".

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5.9. You will then see the restore start in the Progress section.

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6. Object Lock Configuration 

Workspace Backup now supports Object Lock with release 7.5. Object Lock is supported in Compliance mode.

To enable Object Lock, please follow the instructions below.

6.1. Log in to the Wasabi console and create an OL-enabled bucket. For more information click here.

6.2. Follow steps 2.1 - 2.4 in the section Configure Wasabi as an Archival Location to add a new archival location.

6.3. Select the “Use Object Lock” check box to enable object lock. Configure 
the “Object Locking Retention Period (days)” and click Submit.

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