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Product Version: 7.0

Last Modified: Apr 11, 2017 

Amazon Storage Gateway allows creating file storages and virtual volumes inside Amazon S3 and connecting them to your virtual infrastructure by downloading and deploying a special virtual appliance. This way you can create a backup repository in the Amazon cloud.

Backup to S3 saves costs and time for building and maintaining the backup infrastructure. Moreover, using Amazon Storage Gateway provides you with the benefits of Amazon cloud, such as high-level security, almost 100 % uptime guaranteed by the Amazon’s SLA, and the amount of storage space you exactly need to the moment.

To back up to Amazon S3 via Storage Gateway, do the following:

  1. Follow the Amazon instruction to create a file gateway
  2. Deploy a gateway into your VMware infrastructure. Copy its IP-address
  3. Create a file share inside your Storage Gateway

    The Squash option under Mount Options must be set to All squash. Otherwise, the product will not be able to create a repository.

  4. Create a new Backup Repository as an NFS share

    If the assigned transporter is installed on Windows, make sure that Client for NFS service is enabled. To proceed, run services.msc, find the Client for NFS service and run if it is not already running.

    Create a new Backup Repository as an NFS share
  5. Specify the address of the S3 storage in the following format <Internal IP-address of the gateway>:/<S3 fileshare name>

S3 storage

After the Backup Repository is created you can back up your VMs into it.

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