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Using CenturyLink Cloud Object Storage as the Backup Destination

AhsayOBM and AhsayACB client backup application supports backing up data directly to a user's own CenturyLink Cloud Object Storage, or a dedicated CenturyLink bucket predefined on AhsayCBS.



Directly backup to CenturyLink Cloud Object Storage
Backup to user's own CenturyLink account
Backup to predefined CenturyLink account
Enable / disable CenturyLink option via policy



How to configure CenturyLink as a backup destination in AhsayOBM

1). Login to CenturyLink

2). Click "Services"

3). Select Object Storage

4). Create a new user

5). Click on the username

6). The pair of access keys will be used in AhsayOBM when creating destination

7). Create a new bucket

8). Click the arrow button of the bucket

9). The bucket URL will be used in AhsayOBM when creating destination

10). Now we can add CenturyLink cloud storage as a backup destination in your new / existing backup set

11). Select "AWS S3 Compatible Cloud Storage", enter all the require info, and then click "Test"

12). AhsayOBM can successfully connect to your bucket on CenturyLink

13). Save the destination setting in your AhsayOBM

14). Let's try a backup by clicking "Backup" in AhsayOBM's front page

15). Select the corresponding backup set

16). Select the newly created CenturyLink cloud storage, and click "Backup"

17). Backup completed successfully!


How to setup policy for backing up to CenturyLink

The policy in AhsayCBS allows administrator to: a). Enable / disable users to back up to their own CenturyLink account, and b). Enable / disable users to back up to a dedicated CenturyLink account predefined in AhsayCBS.

Option 1). To enable users to back up to their own CenturyLink accounts:

Go to "AhsayCBS web console > Backup / Restore > Users, Groups & Policies > Policy Group". Select an existing policy or create a new policy. Then, enable the feature "Backup Set Settings > Destination Visible to Users". After this feature is enabled, you can add "Amazon S3 AWS Compatible Storage" under Standard Destination. CenturyLink is an S3 Compatible cloud storage, so adding this option will let users back up to their own CenturyLink account.


Then, assign users to an appropriate User Group that is bound to this policy, and these users will be able to back up to their own CenturyLink accounts.

Option 2). To enable users to back up to a dedicated CenturyLink bucket predefined in AhsayCBS:

If you're an MSP who want to use CenturyLink for storing all your users' backup data, you need to create a Predefined Destination first by going to "AhsayCBS web console > System Settings > Basic > Predefined Destinations" and adding your dedicated CenturyLink bucket there, as CenturyLink is an S3 Compatible cloud storage.


After the above step, go to "AhsayCBS web console > Backup / Restore > Users, Groups & Policies > Policy Group". Select an existing policy or create a new policy. Then, enable the feature "Backup Set Settings > Destination Visible to Users" and add the previously created CenturyLink bucket under Predefined Destination.

Then, assign users to an appropriate User Group that is bound to this policy, and these users will be able to choose the predefined CenturyLink storage as the backup destination. As you can see from the following image, only the customized destination name will be shown. Only a generic destination logo will be shown. Therefore, if you don't want the backup users to know the type of destination used, you can simply enter a name without the destination type, such as My Backup Server.