Acronis is a leading provider of cyber protection solutions that deliver innovative backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share services. With a wide range of products and services for businesses and individuals, Acronis ensures data safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security.
For more information, visit www.acronis.com
Advantages of Acronis with Storj
The combination of Acronis and Storj provides comprehensive cloud management capabilities at a competitive cost. Acronis offers reliable backup and disaster recovery solutions for data archiving and organization, seamlessly integrating with Storj's S3 infrastructure for cost-effective storage and retrieval of large datasets.
With Storj's advanced security integrations, users can be confident that their data managed on Acronis is safe and secure. Acronis also provides metadata archives that make it easy to manage and access large datasets, while manual and automatic archiving capabilities help optimize storage costs.
The integration between Storj and Acronis is achieved through the S3 protocol, which allows Acronis to write and read backup data directly to and from the Storj network. Users can configure Acronis Backup Gateway to use Storj as the storage destination for their backups. To integrate Acronis with Storj, you will need:
- An active Storj account
- A bucket for Acronis in your Storj account
- Storj S3 compatible credentials
- Acronis Cyber Infrastructure instance (see here)
- Partner Account Access to the Acronis web interface for configuration and management
For more details see https://www.acronis.com/en-us/products/
Create a Storj Account
To begin, you will need to create a Storj account. If you already an account, go to https://storj.io/login.
Navigate to https://storj.io/signup to sign up. Enter your full name, email address, and a password, as shown below:
Generate S3 credentials
Storj has an Amazon S3 compatible API and you'll need generate S3 credentials to use it. S3 credentials consist of an access key, secret key, and endpoint.
Create S3 credentials in the Storj web console:
1. Navigate to Access on the left side menu.
2. Click Create S3 Credentials under the S3 Credentials block.
3. When the Create Access screen comes up, set specifications according to the following guidelines:
- Type: S3 Credentials
- Name: The name of the credentials (e.g. my-access)
- Permissions: All
- Buckets: Feel free to specify the bucket you created above (e.g. my-bucket), or leave as “All”
4. Click Continue the Encryption Information pop-up message
5. Select your passphrase encryption from either the Generate Passphrase or Create My Own Passphrase options. This is the passphrase used to access the files in your bucket.
In order to see the data uploaded to your bucket in the web console, you must unlock the bucket with the same encryption passphrase as the credentials.
6. Click one of the Copy to Clipboard or Download.txt options.
7. Check the message to acknowledge that you have read it: "I understand that Storj does not know or store my encryption passphrase. If I lose it, I won't be able to recover files."
8. Click the Create my Access button.
9. Your S3 credentials are created. Write them down and store them, or click the Download.txt button. You will need these credentials for the following steps.
Connecting to Storj via Backup Gateway
Before you proceed, make sure that the destination storage has enough space for backups.
To set up Backup Gateway, do the following:
1. On the INFRASTRUCTURE > Networks screen, make sure that the ABGW private and ABGW public traffic types are added to your networks.
2. In the left menu, click STORAGE SERVICES > Backup storage.
3. Click Create backup storage.
4. Select Public cloud and click next
5. Select the node(s) to run the gateway services on and click Next
6. Configure Public cloud with the following in their respective fields
- Object Storage type: Select Wasabi (S3)
- Endpoint URL: https://gateway.storjshare
- Access Key: Enter the access key from the S3 credentials you generated in Storj.
- Secret Key: Enter the secret key from the S3 credentials you generated in Storj.
7. Click Next on Storage policy
8. Sign in to acronis account and click Next.
9. Click Create
You now should be able to use Storj as a backup destination.