Backup data to 1&1 IONOS S3-Compatible Cloud Object Storage with Ahsay
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Using 1&1 IONOS Cloud Object Storage as the Backup Destination

AhsayOBM and AhsayACB client backup application supports backing up data directly to a user's own 1&1 IONOS Cloud Object Storage, or a dedicated 1&1 IONOS bucket predefined on AhsayCBS.



Lower price than Azure, Amazon S3, and Google Cloud
Backup to user's own 1&1 IONOS account
Backup to predefined 1&1 IONOS account
Enable / disable 1&1 IONOS option via policy


How it works


How to setup policy for backing up to 1&1 IONOS

The policy in AhsayCBS allows administrator to: a). Enable / disable users to back up to their own 1&1 IONOS account, and b). Enable / disable users to back up to a dedicated 1&1 IONOS account predefined in AhsayCBS.

To enable users to back up to their own 1&1 IONOS 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. 1&1 IONOS is an S3 Compatible cloud storage, so adding this option will let users back up to their own 1&1 IONOS 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 1&1 IONOS accounts. See this demo for how a user can backup to 1&1 IONOS through AhsayOBM:


To enable users to back up to a dedicated 1&1 IONOS bucket predefined in AhsayCBS:

If you're an MSP and want to use 1&1 IONOS 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 1&1 IONOS bucket there, as 1&1 IONOS 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 1&1 IONOS 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 1&1 IONOS 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.

How to Download and Try

1
Download the trial version of AhsayCBS centralized management console from here. A 60 days free trial key has been bundled within the AhsayCBS trial software already.
2
Install it on a physical machine or VM, and then get the AhsayCBS machine's IP / domain accessible by other computers. Refer to this Quick Start Guides for installation, basic configuration, and getting the AhsayOBM/ACB client side data backed up to the server. Here's a video demo on the initial AhsayCBS server configuration.
3
Follow any of AhsayOBM backup and restore guides here to create backup sets for backing up cloud data, Exchange / SQL / MySQL databases, VMware / Hyper-V virtual machines, and Office 365 SharePoint / Exchange (Outlook) / OneDrive data.
4
The rebranding process cannot be tested with a trial license. But the procedure is simple. This video shows you how you can do it in your AhsayCBS web console.

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