Backup data to Google Cloud Storage with Ahsay
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Using Google Cloud Storage as the Backup Destination

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



Client agents directly back up to Google Cloud Storage
Back up to user's own Google Cloud Storage account
Back up to MSP's predefined Google Cloud Storage account
Enable / disable Google Cloud Storage option via policy


How It Works


How to setup policy for Google Cloud Storage backup

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

To enable users to back up to their own Google Cloud Storage 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 "Google Cloud Storage" under Standard Destination.


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 Google Cloud Storage accounts.

To enable users to back up to a dedicated Google Cloud Storage account predefined in AhsayCBS:

You need to create a Predefined Destination first by going to "AhsayCBS web console > System Settings > Basic > Predefined Destinations" and adding a dedicated Google Cloud Storage account there.


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 predefined "Google Cloud Storage" 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 Google Cloud Storage account as the backup destination. As you can see from the following image, only the customized destination name will be shown. The Google Cloud Storage image will not be shown. Therefore, if you don't want the backup users to known the type of destination used, you can simply enter a name without the destination type, such as My Backup Server.