You can use Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) to back up files from Isilon (PowerScale) instances and restore the files based on your requirements. This topic describes the preparations that you must make before backup.

(Recommended) Prepare an AccessKey pair for a RAM user

Resource Access Management (RAM) is a service provided by Alibaba Cloud. It allows you to create and manage multiple identities under an Alibaba Cloud account and grant diverse permissions to a single identity or a group of identities. This way, you can authorize different identities to access different Alibaba Cloud resources.

An AccessKey pair is required when you activate a backup client. The AccessKey pair is an identity credential. If an AccessKey pair of your Alibaba Cloud account is leaked, all cloud resources that belong to the account are exposed to risks. Therefore, we recommend that you use an AccessKey pair of a RAM user to activate backup clients.

For more information about how to create RAM users, see Create a RAM user.

For more information about how to create an AccessKey pair for a RAM user, see Create an AccessKey pair for a RAM user.

Download and activate an HBR client for Linux

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > On-Premises Backup. On the On-Premises Backup page, select File (New).
  3. Click Backup Wizard in the upper-right corner.
  4. In the Select Client step in the Create Backup Plan panel, click See how to install and activate the client.
    Record the activation code for client installation and activation.
  5. Download and decompress the HBR client for Linux.
    You can download the installation package of HBR client for Linux (64bit) or Linux (32bit).
  6. Manually or automatically activate the HBR client for Linux.

    In the following example, 05M72DYX indicates the dynamic activation code that is obtained from the HBR console.

    • Manually activate the HBR client for Linux

      In the path to which the HBR client is decompressed, run the following command to activate the client: ./setup -t local -k 05M72DYX.

    • Automatically activate the HBR client for Linux

      Run the following command on the HBR client: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://a-hbr-resource-shanghai.oss-cn-shanghai.aliyuncs.com/client/install/hbrclient/install-local-hbr-client.sh)" -- -k 05M72DYX. The client is automatically activated.

      In the preceding command, https://a-hbr-resource-shanghai.oss-cn-shanghai.aliyuncs.com indicates the public endpoint of the OSS bucket in which the scripts used to activate HBR clients are stored.

    Run the following commands to install the nfs tool used to back up and restore EMC Isilon instances on the HBR client:

    • Centos
      sudo yum install nfs-utils
    • Ubuntu
      sudo apt-get install nfs-common