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How to Back Up VMs to Amazon S3 via Storage Gateway


In our first post in the series on how to back up VMs to Amazon Web Services (AWS), we examined in detail How to Back Up VMs to Amazon EBS in EC2. In this blog post, we are going to describe another method of using Amazon storage services to create an offsite VM backup repository and copy onsite VM backups to Amazon S3 via Storage Gateway using NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

To create a repository in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), you need to perform the following steps:

  • Deploy AWS Storage Gateway in your local infrastructure;
  • Connect it to an Amazon S3 bucket in the AWS Console;
  • Connect NAKIVO Backup & Replication to Storage Gateway via NFS;
  • Create the S3 repository.

AWS Storage Gateway and How to Deploy It

AWS Storage Gateway is a service that connects on-premises software with Amazon cloud storage to provide seamless integration between your on-premises storage infrastructure and the AWS storage infrastructure. The service supports three storage interfaces: file, volume, and tape, the first of which is just what we need.

File Gateway is a type of AWS Storage Gateway, which combines a service and virtual software appliance and allows storing and retrieving objects in Amazon S3 using file protocols, such as Network File System (NFS). The virtual software appliance (gateway) is deployed in your onsite environment as a virtual machine (VM), enables you to store your data in Amazon S3 via NFS file share, and provides you access to objects in the S3 storage as files. In our case, this virtual appliance will run on VMware ESXi (for this platform, File Gateway is distributed as an OVA image).

Read the entire article here, How to Back Up VMs to Amazon S3 via Storage Gateway

via the fine folks at NAKIVO.

NAKIVO NAKIVO is a US corporation founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively, while over 150 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO’s software to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 2,000 channel partners in 124 countries worldwide.

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