Adding a backup location 

Add or edit an additional backup location beyond On Server. Additional locations include Amazon S3 or a Local file system.

Add or edit an additional backup location beyond On Server. Additional locations include Amazon S3 or a Local file system. Adding another backup location besides On Server is a recommended best practice.
Important: The Backup Service requires control over the data and structure of its destination locations. The AWS S3 bucket and the Local file system destinations must be dedicated for use only by OpsCenter. Any additional directories or files in those destinations can prevent the Backup Service from properly conducting a Backup or Restore operation.
Backup location options include:
  • On Server is the default backup location option and is primarily a staging directory. Because the On Server backup data has to reside on the same disks as the original data, there is an underlying hard link between those directories that provides for very fast transfer when backing up or restoring data. While this option does not prevent data loss in the event of disk failure, it provides the ability to quickly restore data, such as in situations where a keyspace was inadvertently dropped.
  • A Local FS backup location performs a copy operation of the data rather than a hard link like On Server, because the expectation is that the Local FS location mounts to a different drive.
  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud file storage web service offered by Amazon. For more information about S3, see the Amazon documentation.