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Available storage locations

Local Path


Data will be stored on the local filesystem.

Configuration

The following configuration options are available:

Option Requirement Description
Local Path Mandatory The path to store data

Simultaneous connections

In this mode, eazyBackup does not place a limit on the number of simultaneous accesses to the storage.

Windows

Some versions of Windows have a limit of 255 characters in a path name. eazyBackup works around this issue, so there is no restriction on the path length that you use for local storage.

If the storage path is a mapped network drive, then ensure that you consider any path restrictions on both the mapped drive and its source drive.

SFTP


Data will be stored on an SFTP server, such as OpenSSH.

Configuration

The following configuration options are available:

Option Requirement Description
Address Mandatory The hostname for the SFTP server. You may specify a port by adding a :22 suffix. The default port is 22.
Username Mandatory The username to log in to the SFTP server.
Remote path Optional A remote path or subdirectory where data will be stored on the SFTP server. If the path starts with /, it is an absolute path. If the path does not start with /, the path is relative to the SFTP user’s home directory.
Authentication Mandatory The authentication type to log in to the SFTP server. Must be one of NativePassword, or Private key. In Native mode, the system OpenSSH configuration is used to log in to the server.
Password Required when Authentication is Password The account password.
Private key Required only when Authentication is Private key The account private key, unencrypted, in OpenSSH format.
Verification Required only when Authentication is not Native Whether to verify host keys for the SFTP server. Must be one of NativeAllow any host key, or Custom path to known_hosts file. In Native mode, the system OpenSSH configuration is used to check known hosts.
known_hosts file Required only when Verification is Custom path only A local file path, used to keep track of SFTP server host keys.

Simultaneous connections

eazyBackup has a limit of 10 simultaneous operations to an SFTP destination.

If multiple protected items are running simultaneously to an SFTP Storage Vault in eazyBackup, the number of network connections may be higher.

FTP


Data will be stored on an FTP server, such as FileZilla Server or ProFTPd.

WARNING: The FTP protocol has a number of inherent limitations, making this storage type a “last resort” for accessing certain remote data locations. If possible, you may achieve better performance and connectivity by using an alternative server, such as SFTP or the “Local Path” type over a mounted SMB or NFS share.

Configuration

The following configuration options are available:

Option Requirement Description
Address Mandatory The hostname for the FTP server. You may specify a port by adding a :21 suffix. The default port is 21.
Username Mandatory The username to log in to the FTP server.
Password Mandatory The account password.
Use default home directory Optional Whether to store data in the FTP user’s home directory.
Custom directory Required only when Use default home directory is disabled A remote path to store data in. Paths are relative unless anchored with a leading /.

Simultaneous connections

eazyBackup makes 1 single network connection to the FTP server.

If multiple operations are running simultaneously to an FTP Storage Vault in eazyBackup, the number of network connections may be higher.

Amazon S3


Amazon S3

Data will be stored in an Amazon S3 bucket.

With Amazon S3, bucket names are globally unique across all of the standard regions, so it’s not necessary to specify which region the bucket is contained in (e.g. us-east-1eu-central-1) as this can be determined automatically. The only exception is if you are storing data in an isolated region such as China (Beijing) Isolated Region.

If you specify a bucket name that does not exist, eazyBackup will attempt to create it automatically in the default US East (N. Virginia) region.

It’s possible to connect to Amazon S3 using the “S3-compatible” storage type, however, a dedicated option is available owing to the popularity of this service.

Configuration

The following configuration options are available:

Option Requirement Description
Region Mandatory The endpoint for accessing Amazon S3.
Access key Mandatory The access key for the Amazon S3 account
Secret key Mandatory The secret key for the Amazon S3 account
Bucket Mandatory The globally unique name of the storage bucket
Subdirectory Optional A prefix to add to all stored blobs. This may be useful to isolate eazyBackup’s
data within the bucket if the bucket is being shared with another application.

Simultaneous connections

eazyBackup makes up to 10 network connections to the Amazon S3 server.

If multiple operations are running simultaneously to an Amazon S3 Storage Vault in eazyBackup, the number of network connections may be higher.

Google Cloud Storage


Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage is an S3-compatible storage product within the Google Cloud Platform.

It’s possible to connect to Google Cloud Storage using the “S3-compatible” storage type, however, a dedicated option is available owing to the popularity of this service.

You can retrieve credentials under the “Interoperability” section of the Google Cloud Platform web interface.

Configuration

Option Requirement Description
Access key Mandatory The access key for the Google Cloud Platform account
Secret key Mandatory The secret key for the Google Cloud Platform account
Bucket Mandatory The globally unique name of the storage bucket
Subdirectory Optional A prefix to add to all stored blobs. This may be useful to isolate eazyBackup’s data
within the bucket if the bucket is being shared with another application.

Simultaneous connections

eazyBackup makes up to 10 network connections to the Google Cloud Storage server.

If multiple operations are running simultaneously to a Google Cloud Storage Storage Vault in eazyBackup the number of network connections may be higher.

S3-compatible


The protocol for object storage on Amazon S3 eventually became widespread enough to be called a pseudo-standard. A number of alternative storage providers offer S3-compatible object storage, in order to interoperate with the large body of available software and services surrounding this pseudo-standard.

API Compatibility

eazyBackup uses S3’s streaming APIs to improve performance. You should ensure that any S3-compatible server implements streaming APIs in order to maintain compatibility.

Configuration

Option Requirement Description
Hostname Mandatory The hostname for the S3-compatible server.
Access key Mandatory The access key for your user account
Secret key Mandatory The secret key for your user account
Bucket Mandatory The bucket in which to store all data
Subdirectory Optional A prefix to apply to all objects stored in the bucket
Use encrypted transmission Optional Whether to access the S3-compatible server using the HTTPS protocol.
Data is encrypted and authenticated regardless of whether HTTPS is in use.

Simultaneous connections

eazyBackup makes up to 10 network connections to the S3-compatible Storage server.

If multiple operations are running simultaneously to an S3-compatible Storage Vault in eazyBackup, the number of network connections may be higher.

Azure Blob Storage


Microsoft Azure Blob

Azure Blob Storage is a public-cloud object storage service operated by Microsoft under the Azure branding.

Compatible implementations

eazyBackup’s support for Azure Blob Storage can also be used to connect to third-party storage services that are compatible with the Azure Blob Storage API.

You can enter a custom “Realm Address” in the configuration to use a third-party storage service.

eazyBackup is compatible with storage providers based on

  • Microsoft Azure Stack

Configuration

Option Requirement Description
Realm address Mandatory The hostname or URL for the Azure Blob Storage realm (usually core.windows.net).
Use a scheme-qualified URI (e.g. http://) in order to toggle TLS.
Account name Mandatory The name of your user account
Account key Mandatory The key for your user account
Container Mandatory The container in which to store all data
Subdirectory Optional A prefix to apply to all objects stored in the container

Simultaneous connections

A limit of 10 simultaneous operations take place to an Azure Blob Storage destination.

If multiple operations are running simultaneously to a Azure Blob Storage -based Storage Vault in eazyBackup, the number of network connections may be higher.