You can use Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) to back up shares of Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG). Then, you can restore the shares as needed. Before you back up shares of CSG, you must register a gateway.

Procedure

Note You can log on to the HBR console to view the regions in which the CSG backup service is supported.
  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > CSG Backup.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. On the Storage Gateways tab, click Register Storage Gateway.
  5. In the Register Storage Gateway panel, set the parameters described in the following table and click Create.
    Parameter Description
    Backup Vault The backup vault to which you want to store the backup data. Valid values:
    • Create Vault: If you select this option, specify a name for the vault in the Vault Name field. If you do not configure this parameter, a random name is specified for the backup vault.
    • Select Vault: If you select this option, select a backup vault from the Vault Name drop-down list.
    Notice After a backup vault is created, you are charged for the backup vault regardless of whether backup data is generated. For more information, see Billing methods and billable items
    Vault Name The name of the backup vault.
    Vault Resource Group This parameter is required only if the Backup Vault parameter is set to Create Vault. This parameter specifies the resource group to which the backup vault belongs.

    You can use resource groups to manage resources owned by your Alibaba Cloud account. Resource groups simplify the resource and permission management of your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information, see Create a resource group

    Data Redundancy Type This parameter is required only if the Backup Vault parameter is set to Create Vault. This parameter specifies the type of data redundancy for the backup vault. The data redundancy mechanism improves data reliability of the backup vault.
    • Locally redundant storage

      If LRS is enabled, HBR stores the copies of each object on multiple devices of different facilities in the same zone. This way, HBR ensures data durability and availability even if hardware failures occur.

    • Zone-redundant storage

      If ZRS is enabled, HBR uses the multi-zone mechanism to distribute data across three zones within the same region. If a zone becomes unavailable, the data can still be accessed.

    For more information, see Storage vault types.

    Gateway Cluster The cluster where the gateway resides.
    Use HTTPS Specifies whether to use HTTPS to transmit encrypted data that is stored in a backup vault. To ensure data security during transmission, we recommend that you transmit data over HTTPS. If you modify the setting of this parameter, the modification takes effect on the next backup or restore job.
    • No: HTTPS is not used to transmit data.
    • Yes: HTTPS is used to transmit data.
    Gateways In the list of gateways, select the gateway that you want to back up.
    Note You can use HBR to back up only standard and enhanced file gateways.
    After you register the gateway, HBR installs a backup client for ECS on the node of the gateway. On the Storage Gateways tab, you can view the installation status of the backup client for ECS on the node of the gateway. You can upgrade the HBR client based on your business requirements.

What to do next

On the Storage Gateways tab, you can also perform the following operations on a gateway:

Operation Description
Check the installation status of the backup client If the backup client is installed, the client status is Activated.

If the client status is Failed, it indicates that the installation of a backup client fails. Follow the instructions in the error message to troubleshoot the error. After the error is fixed, choose More > Install Client in the Actions column.

Uninstall the backup client Choose More > Uninstall Client in the Actions column.
Delete the backup client To uninstall the backup client and delete the gateway, choose More > Delete in the Actions column.
Note Before you delete a backup client, make sure that the client has no backup jobs that are running or completed.
Configure the backup client Specify the maximum number of worker threads, the maximum number of CPU cores, and whether to use HTTPS to transmit data.
  • Use HTTPS: Specify the protocol over which the client transmits data.
  • Maximum number of worker threads: Specify the number of threads that work on the client.
  • Maximum CPU Cores: Specify the maximum number of CPU cores that are used by the client.
View backup records View the files that are backed up.
Configure alerts You can choose More > Alert Settings in the Action columns and then select a backup alert policy.
  • Disabled: The backup client does not send alert notifications.
  • Same as Backup Vault: The backup client sends alert notifications in the same way as the backup vault.
  • Default: The backup client sends alert notifications to the owner of the Alibaba Cloud account by using emails.
  • Custom: If you select this option, you must select one or more contacts or contact groups. Then, the backup client sends alert notifications to the selected contacts and contact groups.

What to do next

Back up shares of a gateway