Configure replication of the VAST Cluster's data to an AWS S3 or custom S3 bucket.
Access data that was already replicated to the peer from a client mount of the VAST Cluster's file system.
One active protected path can replicate the cluster's data to any one of the active peers. All restore points on all active peers are exposed to clients via the NFS export of the root directory of the file system.
This procedure configures an AWS S3 bucket as an S3 replication peer. The bucket can either be an AWS-hosted bucket or a bucket on a custom server that supports S3 object storage functionality.
Create the bucket that you want to replicate to. This can be either an AWS S3 bucket or a custom S3 bucket.
For an AWS S3 bucket, prepare the following credentials:
Access key pair
For a custom S3 bucket, prepare the following credentials:
Access URL for the bucket
Access key pair
From the left navigation menu, select Data Protection and then S3 Replication Peers.
Click Create S3 Replication Peer.
Complete the fields:
Enter a name for the S3 replication peer.
Enter the name of the bucket.
If Target Type is Custom S3, select the HTTP protocol over which to access the target:
Select one of the following:
AWS S3. The peer is an AWS S3 bucket.
Custom S3. The peer is a custom S3 bucket.
Custom Bucket URL
If you selected Custom S3 for Peer Type, enter the URL of the custom bucket.
If you selected AWS S3 for Peer Type, enter the name of the AWS region where the bucket resides.
For example: us-east-1.
Enter the secret key of a key pair for accessing the bucket.
Enter the access key of the same key pair as the secret key.
Proxies can either be external to the cluster or they can run on a subset of the cluster's CNodes.
To use a CNode as a proxy, first install third party proxy software on the CNode and then enter the proxy here.
Enter each proxy in the format
http://<username>:<password>@<proxy IP>:<proxy port>, in which
<password>or the user name and password for authenticating to the proxy,
<proxy IP>is the proxy's IP address and
<proxy port>is the proxy port.
The replication peer is created and its details are displayed in the S3 Replication Peers page. Assuming the cluster can successfully access the target using the credentials you provided, the state will be displayed as ACTIVE.
To modify the configuration of a peer, click to open the Actions menu for the peer and select Edit. Make your changes and then click Update.
To remove a peer, click to open the Actions menu for the peer and select Remove. Click Yes to confirm the removal.
To manage S3 replication peers via the VAST CLI, use the following commands.
Display S3 replication peers.
Display details of a specific S3 replication peer.
Create a S3 replication peer.
Modify a S3 replication peer.
Delete a S3 replication peer.