How do I use Arq with Wasabi?


Wasabi has been validated for use with ArqArq backs up your files to the cloud automatically and safeguards your digital privacy


Table of Contents

  1. Reference Architecture
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Configuring Arq backup with Wasabi
  4. Configuring immutable backups using object lock
  5. Configure Replication Restoral


Reference Architecture




  • Arq software version 7
  • An active Wasabi account


Configuring Arq backup with Wasabi

Follow the steps outlined below to integrate Arq backup with Wasabi.

1. Launch Arq Backup. Click on "Create a Backup plan"



2. Click "Add Storage Location" to add Wasabi as cloud storage.



3. In the Add Storage Location dialog box, select "Wasabi" and click "Continue" 



4. Enter the Wasabi access keys and click "Continue"



5. Choose to create a bucket or use an existing bucket and click "Continue".
Note: If you intend to use "object lock" for immutable backups, be sure to choose a bucket which has object lock enabled


Note: To access Wasabi's APAC region at, Arq version 7.6 is required


6. Now that you've added Wasabi as a storage location, click "Continue".



7. Choose an encryption password for Arq to use to encrypt backup data before uploading it to Wasabi. Then click "Continue".



8. Choose which files to back up: all connected drives, only the Users folder, or select individual folders. Then click "Create Backup Plan".



Arq will now back up the files you chose to your Wasabi account every hour.


Configuring immutable backups using object lock

Arq 7 now provides support for S3 Object Lock API. You can configure immutable backups by following the steps outlined below - 

9. Create an object lock enabled bucket. (for more information click here)

10. Create a backup plan using the bucket create above following the steps 1 - 8. 



11. Next, edit the backup plan to set the immutability options.



Arq will add/extend a “compliance mode” lock to every object needed by the latest backup record to ensure it’s immutable for at least 90 days.


Note: For more information on Immutability support on Arq, please click here.


5. Configure Replication Restoral

With Arq Backup 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.


5.1 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.

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

5.3 Open up the Arq Backup Client and click on "File" and select "New Storage Location"

5.4 Select "Wasabi" and click on "Continue"

5.5 Enter in your Wasabi Access and Secret Keys


5.6 Click on "Use Existing Bucket" and choose your replicated bucket that you created. Click "continue".


5.7 You will now see your secondary data store show up under the Restore section in the left hand pane.

5.8 Once your data replicates between the buckets you should now see your backups listed in both storage locations.

5.9 You can now run a restore job from your secondary bucket and choose the folder or file that you wish to restore.







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