How to use Arcserve UDP Cloud Console with Wasabi?

Arcserve UDP is validated for use with Wasabi.  Arcserve® Cloud Console provides a unified, cloud-based management interface with access to robust technologies that allow businesses to backup and immediately restore access to critical data. 

To configure Arcserve UDP on-prem version with Wasabi, please click here.

 

Table of Contents

1. Prerequisites

2. UDP Data Store Setup

3. Source Creation

4. Recovery Point Server Creation

5. Cloud Account

6. Cloud Data Store

7. Policy Creation

8. Recovery

9. Reports

 

1. Prerequisites

 

2. UDP Data Store Setup

2.1 Log in to the Arcserve Portal here with your already created account.

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2.2 Under the protected Data section click on Start a Trial under "UDP Data Stores"

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2.3 Once enable you can hover over the information icon and it will provide the quick start guide to complete the next steps.

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2.4 Click on "Support" on the top ribbon and then click on the "Downloads" box. Support_and_Download_Page.jpg

 

2.5 Click on "Downloads" under the Agent section on the right-hand side to download the agent for local install on your system.

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2.6 Install the Gateway Agent software and run through the installation. Once you get to the Configuration page it will ask you for a UDP Gateway Authorization code.

  • Username - Account with Admin Privileges to the local machine you are installing the Gateway on
  • Password

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2.7 On your Cloud Console click on "Settings" on the top ribbon and then click on "Sites" on the left-hand pane. Then you will click on "Add Site" on the right-hand side of the page.

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2.8 You will then name your site accordingly and then click on "Next" at the bottom of the screen. 

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2.9 Now you will have a Gateway Authorization Code to copy to your clipboard and save to your local files.

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2.10 Now go back to your install of the Gateway Agent as show above in step 2.6 and input the authorization code and then click next until the installation is finished.

 

3. Source Creation

3.1 Next go back to the Cloud Console and click on "Protect" on the top ribbon and select "Machines" in the left-hand pane. Then you will click on "Add Sources" on the right-hand side of the page.

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3.2 Select "Add Windows Source" from the dropdown list.

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3.3 Input the following data:

  • IP Address of the Machine
  • Username - Account with Admin privileges on the Windows Machine
  • Password

Click on "Save to List" 

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3.4 Click on "Add Sources" and your source will now appear in your list. 

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4. Recovery Point Server Creation

4.1 Next we will create a Recovery Point Server (RPS) which will offload resource intensive tasks from the Arcserve UDP agent and enable features such as Global Deduplication and catalog generation. Click on "Recovery Point Servers" in the left-hand pane.

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4.2 Click on "Add a Recovery Point Server" and enter the following information and then click "Save"

  • Host Name/IP Address
  • Username - Account with Admin privileges on the Server
  • Password
  • Description - Name of the Server

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Note - Creation of the RPS will take a few mins before it is active as it sets up the settings

 

5. Cloud Account Creation

5.1 Next we will add our Cloud Account. Click on "Cloud Accounts" in the left-hand pane and click on "Add a Cloud Account" in the upper right.

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Enter the following information:

  • Display Name - Description of Cloud Account
  • Cloud Service - Select Wasabi from the Dropdown list
  • Access Key ID - Wasabi Access Key
  • Secret Access Key - Wasabi Secret Key 

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5.2 Click "Save" when finished.

 

6. Cloud Data Store Creation

6.1 Now we can create our Cloud Data Store and add it to our Recovery Point Server. Click on "Recovery Point Servers" and then click on the drop-down arrow under action. Then select "Add a Cloud Data Store"

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6.2 Fill out the following information:

  • Data Store Name - Specify a name to differentiate between Data Stores

Arcserve Cloud Console supports both types of deduplication: Source-side deduplication and Global deduplication. Source-side prevents duplicate data blocks to move across the network from a particular agent. Global eliminates duplicate data across all client machines based on the volume cluster level. 

The folder and locations specified below leverage the Recovery Point Servers resources to perform the data deduplication before the data is moved to the Destination Wasabi Cloud Bucket.

  • Data Store Folder - Specifies the location where the Data Store is created. Select where you want to point the Data Store Configuration information which can be saved locally or on a network share
  • Index Location - Select or create a local folder to store the Index files. Select a different disk/volume from which it is being backed up to improve deduplication processing. 

Note - The Index Destination Path must be an empty folder

  • Hash Location - Select or create a local folder to define a path for the Hash database to reside. The hash database manages the hash values. Arcserve Cloud Console uses the SHA1 algorithm to generate the hash for the source data. Selecting a high-speed SSD Drive is recommended.

Note - The Hash Destination Path must be an empty folder

Note - You cannot specify the same path for the following folders: Data Store Folder, Index Destination, and Hash Destination.

  • Region - Choose which region your Wasabi bucket is located in
  • Bucket - Specify the name of the bucket you created for your backups
  • Enable Compression - Check this box if you wish for your data to be compressed choosing either Standard or Maximum

Note - Enabling compression decreases the usage of disk space/storage but also has an inverse impact on backup speed due to increased CPU usage

  • Enable Encryption - Check this box if you wish for your backups to be encrypted

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6.2 Click on "Save" when finished

 

7. Policy Creation and Assignment

7.1 Next you will create your policy to assign to your source. Click on "Policy" at the bottom of the left-hand pane.

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7.2 Name your policy accordingly and then click on "Agent-based Windows Backup to RPS".

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7.3 In the left-hand pane click on "Sources (Optional)" and choose your source to apply the policy to.

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7.4 In the left-hand pane click on "Tasks" and select which volume(s) you wish to protect.

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7.5 Next Click on "2. Where to protect" and input the following:

  • Backup Destination Type - Select Recovery Point Server
  • Recovery Point Server - Select the IP address of the server you wish to use
  • Data Store - Select the Cloud Data Store that you created earlier

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7.6 Next click on "3. When to protect" and set up the backup schedule you wish to use for the Volume.

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7.7 Once complete click on "Save Policy" in the upper right corner.

7.8 Click on "Machines" under the Sources section and then under "Action" click the dropdown arrow from here you can "Start Backup" to protect the Volume.

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8. Recovery

8.1 To restore a volume, folder, or files you will need to click on "Machines" under Sources and then click on the dropdown arrow and select "Start Recovery"

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8.2 Click on the Recovery Point

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8.3 Choose your Recovery type

8.4 Select the Date and Data that you wish to restore and click on "Next"

8.5 Specify your Restore Destination Options and then click on "Next"

8.6 Review the Recovery Job Information for accuracy

8.7 Click on "Start Recovery" to kick off the job

 

9. Reports

9.1 To review any jobs, logs, alerts or reports from previously ran operations inside of Arcserve Cloud Console you can see that information by click on the "Reports" tab on the top ribbon.

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