How do I use Arcserve UDP with Wasabi?

Arcserve UDP is validated for use with Wasabi.   To use this product with Wasabi, please follow the config guidelines below.  More info on how Wasabi works with Arcserve can be found here

The Arcserve UDP platform can be used with Wasabi for the following functions:-

  1. Copying of Recovery Points/Upload Recovery Point - This task copies the recovery points from the backup destination to Cloud.
  2. File Copy - This task lets you copy individual files to the specified destination.
  3. File Archive - This task allows you to delete the source data after it has been copied to Cloud.

To configure Arcserve UDP 9 Cloud Console with Wasabi, please click here.

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 Wasabi as a Cloud Account

3. Copy Recovery Point

4. File Copy

5. File Archive

6. Configuring immutability 

 

1. Prerequisites

  • Active Wasabi account
  • Arcserve UDP 

2. Adding Wasabi as a Cloud Account

2.1. Login to the Arcserve UDP Console

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2.2. Click on Resources, then Cloud Accounts, and finally Add a Cloud Account as shown below.

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2.3. Enter a Display Name and select Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage from the drop down selection box. Hit OK.

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2.4. Enter your credentials (access-key and secret access key) and a bucket name. 

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Note: This config example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-2 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article

 

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2.5. At this point the connection between Arcserve UDP and Wasabi has been completed successfully. Now, we can configure Plans to copy recovery points (backups) to Wasabi.

Navigate back to Resources, click on the appropriate Plan and Add a Task, as shown below.

As mentioned above Arcserve UDP can be used to perform Copy Recovery Points, File Copy and File Archive with Wasabi as the Cloud destination. Below we have listed the steps to perform all these functions.

3. Copy Recovery Points

3.1. Select 'Copy Recovery Points'.

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3.2. Select the Source settings as appropriate. 

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3.3. Click on Copy Settings. Select Cloud Storage as Destination Type, Wasabi as Cloud Service, the Cloud Storage we set up above. The remaining settings can be default or changed as needed. See example below.

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Note - Based on the task, the Arcserve application creates a bucket with a prefix. In this case the prefix is "arcserve-crp-".

3.4. Configure a Schedule as per your requirement. Click Save when done.

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Note - Recovery Points are copied immediately after completion of the backup task if no schedule is defined.

3.5. Based on the Schedule, Arcserve UDP will copy the recovery points to Wasabi.

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3.6. You can verify the data is getting stored in your Wasabi bucket via Wasabi console.

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4. File Copy

File Copy allows you to copy individual files to a specified destination. Note - File Copy can only be added to an agent-based backup plan.

4.1. In this case, we will modify an existing Backup plan to add a File Copy task. Click on Add a Task as shown below.

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4.2. Select File Copy from the drop down selection box.

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 4.3. Source - First select whether the file needs to be copied from Daily Backups or the last of every 'x' backups. Then, click on Add Source Path to select the File/Folder

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4.4. On the popup window, enter the Source Path to the file or folder that needs to be copied. Click OK when done.

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4.5. Click Yes if you did not intend to enter any filter. Verify the Source Path on this page before moving on to Destination.

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4.6. Click on Destination. Select Cloud Storage as Destination Type, Wasabi as Cloud Service and finally the Cloud Account name entered for Wasabi.

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 You can enable compression and encryption as required.

4.7. Click on Schedule. Select the appropriate option, and finally hit Save on the far right to save the changes.

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5. File Archive

5.1. We will continue with the same Plan as above and add another task for File Archive now. See screenshot below.

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5.2. Click on Add Source Path to enter the path for the source file or folder that needs to be archived off to cloud. Click OK when done.

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5.3. Now, click on Destination. Select Cloud Storage for Destination Type, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage for Cloud Service and your Cloud Account name for Cloud Storage.

Note - Arcserve requires separate Cloud Storage destinations for File Copy and File Archive. You can simply use your Wasabi account and add it twice with unique names.

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5.4. Click on Schedule. Set the appropriate schedule and then hit Save to save all the changes.

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Finally, if you want to manually execute any of the above functions you can go back to All Plans, select the appropriate Plan and right click to see the different options to run a Backup, File Copy or File Archive as shown below.

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6. Configuring immutability

You can now use Wasabi’s Object Lock feature with Arcserver UDP starting with v9 and above to make your backups immutable.

Arcserve UDP 9 supports both the Compliance and Governance modes of Object Lock.

Note: For more information on Wasabi Object Lock, please click here

Follow the steps below to configure immutable backups to Wasabi.

Please note that as of now, UDP 9 supports immutability only with the "Copy Recovery Point" job.

 

6.1. Create a Copy Recovery Point task following the steps 3.1 -3.2 in the section Copy Recovery Points

6.2. Click on Copy Settings. Select Cloud Storage as Destination Type, Wasabi as Cloud Service, the Cloud Storage we set up above.  Select the Enable Object Lock checkbox. 

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Note - Based on the task, the Arcserve application creates an Object Lock enabled bucket with a prefix. In this case the prefix is "arcserve-ewyto4-".

6.3. Click on Object Lock Settings. Select Compliance as the Default Retention Mode and provide the desired Default Retention Period and click OK.

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6.4. Configure a Schedule as required and click OK. (refer to steps 3.4 - 3.5 in Copy Recovery Points section).

 

Based on the Schedule, the recovery points copied to Wasabi will be immutable for the configured retention period. 

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