Zerto brings together disaster recovery and data protection. It provides a single, scalable solution that offers simple cloud data management and protection across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.
You can use Zerto with Storj DCS S3-compatible storage.
You can download a free trial here.
Demo site: Zerto’s Hands on Labs
Log into Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM).
On the left-hand side of the ZVM dashboard, click the
Setup button (icon looks like a wrench).
Tab over to
Repositories and click
New Repository wizard screen:
Provide a name for the repository
Storage Typeto S3-Compatible storage
Toggle whether to set this as your default LTR repo
Region: enter the region your bucket is provisioned in (US1, EU1 or AP1)
Bucket Name: enter the name of your bucket, for example, ¨demo-bucket
Access Key: provided in Getting started you generated with Storj DCS
Secret Access Key: provided in Getting started you generated with Storj DCS
After populating all fields, click
Save. You should now see the Storj Repo as part of your LTR repository list.
You may optionally verify Zerto's connection via the Storj DCS website. To do so, please sign in to your Storj DCS account, click on
Buckets on the left-hand side, then select your demo-bucket from the
Buckets view, and provide the encryption passphrase. You will be taken to this bucket’s page, where you will see a repository.config file, confirming the connection.
Once the repository is configured, return to the ZVM interface in Zerto.
On the left-hand side, click
VPGs. On the VPG management screen, tick the box next to the VPG you are looking to protect.
Check the following Long-Term Retention settings and click
Returning to the VPG management page, click
Run Retention Process. This will initiate an upload of a copy of the virtual machine to the Storj repository.
You may return to the Storj DCS website to see a copy of the Windows File Server in the Storj demo-bucket.
Once the initial Retention Process has been completed, you may “accidentally” delete all the files in that recently copied file server in order to test the functionality of restoring a backup.
Return to the ZVM console and start a File Level Restore. Click
Search and Restore.
Search for the deleted file share and click on it. Then click
Click the folder icon and select the Fileshare to restore it to the Windows File Servers (WinFS), as shown below. Click
A file restore task will kick-off, beginning the movement of that file share directory and all its contents backed up in Storj back to the Windows File Server. Once completed, you can find the recovered folder and its files restored in the directory.