How do I use BackupAssist Classic with Wasabi?

BackupAssist Classic has been validated for use with Wasabi. For information on how BackupAssist Classic works with Wasabi, please visit this page. Follow the steps outlined below to configure Wasabi as a backup destination.


Table of Contents

1. Prerequisites

2. Backup to Wasabi

3. Immutability

4. Configure Replication Restoral


1. Prerequisites


2. Backup to Wasabi

2.1 Launch the BackupAssist Classic Console



2.2 Click “+ Create a New Backup Job” and then select “Cloud Backup”



2.3 In the “Selections” tab, select the files, folders, and applications that you want to back up, and click “Next”


2.4 In the “Destination media” tab, select “Wasabi” and click “Next”


2.5 In the “Schedule” tab, select either the “Basic” or “Grandfather-father-son” scheme and select the desired backup time, then click “Next”



2.6 In the “Set up destination” tab, provide the following :

  • Bucket Name - provide a globally unique name. BackupAssist Classic will create a bucket using this name in your Wasabi account
  • Region - Select the region in wish you want to store your data. Click on the "..." and the following selection list will appear


  • Access Key ID - input your Wasabi Access Key
  • Secret Access Key - input your Wasabi Secret Key
  • Encryption Password & Confirm Encryption Password - will be used to encrypt the backup. BackupAssist Classic’s Cloud Backup encrypts all data before sending it to Wasabi

Click on "Check Destination". BackupAssist will access your Wasabi account using the security keys and create a storage bucket with the name provided.

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.


2.7 Click “Next”

2.8 In the “Name your backup” tab, provide a name and description for the backup job, and then click “Next”


2.9 The backup job is now configured and displayed in the “Manage backup jobs” screen


2.10 Select the job and click “Run” from the toolbar, and then choose “Run” from the popup


2.11 The progress and report for the job can be seen in the “Monitor running backup jobs” screen


2.12 The backup will now be visible in the “backupassist” folder in your Wasabi account


3. Immutability

Starting in Version 11.2.0 the ability to backup to Object Lock enabled/Immutable buckets is now supported. 

An object lock bucket and settings has to be created and configured in Wasabi's Console prior to configuring backup jobs in BackupAssist Classic console. 

3.1 Log into your Wasabi Cloud Console and create your Object Lock Enabled Bucket following the steps in Object Lock Enabled Bucket article.

2. Once created you can create your backup job starting in Steps 2.2 and link your backup to your Object Lock bucket.


4. Configure Replication Restoral

With BackupAssist Classic you can utilize Wasabi Cloud Sync Manager and replicate your data from one bucket to another for extra protection using Bucket Replication. You can then restore from this secondary bucket if you need to.

4.1 First you will need to create a secondary bucket via your Wasabi Console and choose an appropriate name and data center you wish to use.

4.2 Next you will need to set up a Replication job between buckets using the Configure a Replication Job KB article. 

4.3 Once your data has been replicated to the new bucket you can now perform a restoral from the secondary bucket using the BackupAssist Classic console.

4.4 Click on "Files/Apps" under the "Recover" section in the left hand pane.

4.5 Click on "Local and Network Files"

4.6 Click on "Discover Backups..." at the bottom of the screen

4.7 Click on the "Cloud" icon to search for backups.

4.7 Click on "Wasabi" and then enter the following information:

  • Bucket Name - Name of secondary bucket created
  • Region - Location where the secondary bucket is stored
  • Access Key ID - Wasabi Access Key
  • Secret Access Key - Wasabi Secret Key
  • Encryption Password - Password you set to encrypt the data to your primary bucket

Click on "OK"

BackupAssist Classic will now search that location for backups

4.8 The backups found will then be displayed after clicking "Ok"

4.9 If the backups exist in the primary storage bucket it will list them as duplicates. Click on the backup you wish to restore and click "Ok"

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