You can use Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) to back up Object Storage Service (OSS) objects, and restore the objects that are lost or damaged.

Prerequisites

An OSS bucket whose storage class is Standard or Infrequent Access (IA) is created. For more information, see Create buckets.

Background information

Before you use HBR to protect OSS objects, take note of the following information:
  • HBR cannot back up or restore the objects in Archive buckets. HBR cannot back up or restore symbolic links or object access control lists (ACLs).
  • You are charged higher fees when you access the objects in IA buckets than when you access the objects in Standard buckets.
  • You are charged for OSS API operations that are called by HBR during the backup of OSS objects. For more information, see OSS billable items and billing methods.
  • If you delete an existing backup, the data integrity of other backups is not affected.

Procedure

To create a backup plan for an OSS bucket, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > OSS Backup.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the OSS bucket resides.
  4. On the Backup Plans tab, click Source Bucket.
  5. In the Create Backup Plan panel, set the parameters described in the following table and click OK.
    Note You can use each backup plan free of charge for one month, which starts from the day when the backup plan is created. For example, if you create a backup plan on February 14, 2020, you can use the backup plan free of charge till March 14, 2020.
    1. The following table describes the parameters in the basic settings of the backup plan.
      Parameter Description
      Source OSS Bucket The name of the OSS bucket that you want to back up. Select an OSS bucket from the drop-down list.
      Plan Name The name of the backup plan. If you do not specify this parameter, a random name is specified by default.
      Start Time The time at which the backup plan starts. The time is accurate to seconds.
      Pay After Trial Ends Specifies whether to pay for the backup plan after the free trial ends. Valid values:
      • No (default value): The backup plan is not renewed after the free trial for the backup plan ends. Then, the backup plan is deleted.
      • Yes: Your backup plan is automatically renewed after the free trial ends.
    2. To specify the advanced settings, click Show Advanced Settings and then Switch to Paid Plan to enable the advanced settings. Specify the parameters in the following table.
      Parameter Description
      Source Path Specifies the prefix that is contained in the name of the objects that you want to back up from a bucket. By default, no prefix is specified. In this case, all objects in the root folder of the OSS bucket are backed up.
      Backup Interval The interval at which incremental backups are performed. Default value: 1 day. Unit: minutes, hours, days, or weeks.
      Retention Policy The period for which the backups are retained.
      • Limited (default value): the specified retention period. If you select Limited, you must set the Retention Period parameter.
      • Permanent: The backups are permanently retained.
      Retention Period The retention period of backup data. Default value: 1 week. Units: days, weeks, months, and years.
      Backup Vault The backup vault where you want to store the backup data.
      • Create Vault (default value): The name of the backup vault that you want to create. If you do not specify this parameter, a random name is used by default.
      • Select Vault: You can select a backup vault from the Vault Name drop-down list.
      Vault Name The name of the backup vault.
      Use OSS Inventory Specifies whether to enable the OSS inventory feature to back up data of OSS. Default value: No. We recommend that you enable this feature if you want to back up a large amount of data from an OSS bucket. For more information, see Use an OSS inventory list to create a backup plan for a large amount of OSS data.
    After the backup plan is created, HBR runs backup jobs based on the backup plan.

What to do next

After the backup plan is created, HBR runs backup jobs based on the backup plan. On the Backup Plans tab, you can perform the following operations in the Actions column:
Operation Description
Run Now Immediately runs a backup job.
Modify Modifies the parameters for a created OSS backup job if the backup job does not meet your requirements.
Backups You can view all the backup history of the file system or its backup history in the recent three months.
Suspend Plan Suspends a running backup job.
Resume Plan Resumes a suspended backup job.
Delete Plan Deletes a running backup job. After you delete a backup plan, HBR no longer runs the plan. However, the data that is backed up is retained.
Alert Settings If the backup job fails or the client is disconnected from the server, HBR sends an alert notification by default. For more information, see Configure alert notifications.

What to do next

Create an OSS restore job