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Wasabi and High-Sync: How to Configure Cloud Upload

By Andrew Krater

Wasabi Configuration with High-Sync

Wasabi is a less expensive Amazon S3 compatible cloud.   Further down in this blog you will see some screen shots on how to setup a Wasabi account.  This may change slightly over time but the basics involve naming a bucket in lower case dns compatible format, then copying your access key and secret key (called “Access ID” and Secret Key inside High-Sync).  Once that’s done you can setup a replication job inside High-Sync.  Note that High-Sync’s S3 replication engine has honored the old S3 limit that files be < 5GB in size.  However you can overcome that limitation by selecting the “Split Large Files – Maximum Part Size”  and setting that to 2GB (or whatever size less than 5GB you want).  To learn more click here for more detailed instructions.

Select Amazon S3 as your “Internet” destination or source and configure your bucket in this format: bucketname@S3.wasabisys.com  using Library 2 MS SSL option.  Note the graphic below.  After saving the settings the program may put an extra @ symbol at the end of the source or destination.  If so, edit it directly in the “Left hand side” or “Right hand side” field and remove the extra @ symbol.

Wasabi Cloud Upload

How to configure Wasabi using S3 compatible settings

 

If you’d like more information on setting up the Wasabi account review the screenshots below.   We went to Wasabi.com and selected the “Try it Free” button.  After registering with a name and email address we received a welcome email that allowed us to click “Create Account”.  Notice right in this email it gives the server /endpoint name as S3.Wasabisys.com.  You will use this to setup your High-Sync Job.

Wasabi

Wasabi Account Creation

As you create an account one of the first things you need to do is create at least one bucket. To name your bucket you must use lower case letters and avoid any characters not allowed by DNS naming conventions.  As you can see below we have created a test using rnas.backup.bucket.    If someone else has ever used a bucket name, you will not be able to use that same bucket (in other words don’t try to use the name we show here).  Select Next.

Wasbi Buckets us lower case DNS format

Wasabi Bucket Naming

Wasabi bucket options

Wasabi Buckets – Don’t Enable Logging to avoid clutter

Now choose whether you want to enable file versioning and logs, as well as where to store the logs.  As you see below we selected “Enable Logging” but think that was a mistake.  We recommend you Not turn on logs unless you need to troubleshoot with Wasabi tech support.  The logs clutter up your folder structure and are unstructured and difficult to read.

Wasabi Bucket creation

Wasabi Create Bucket

To finalize select “create Bucket”.  You will have to specify an access key as well.

 

Wasabi can use CSV to download key

Wasabi Access Key copy

Access key will be generated (It is blurred out in the screenshot above) and you can simply copy and paste the key or download it as a csv file (comma separated values).

That’s it, if you want to create “users” and “Groups” you can, however you can use the master access key if only one user (such as the backup administrator) is using the account.

 

 

 

 

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