Frequently Asked Questions

Cloud Replication

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Can I transfer backups stored on IDrive BMR server to my IDrive cloud account?
How can I transfer my backups to the IDrive cloud account?
What parameters should I set to schedule cloud replication?
Where can I see the status of my ongoing cloud replication?
Can I view the status of my last backup to the cloud?
What is 'Schedule Summary' in the 'Cloud Replication' tab?
Can I view the logs of recent cloud replication?
What is 'Disable Cloud replication'?
Is my cloud data encrypted at rest?
   
   

Can I transfer backups stored on IDrive BMR server to my IDrive cloud account?

Yes, in addition to local backup, you can replicate backups stored on your IDrive BMR server to the IDrive cloud account. You have to enable cloud replication by providing IDrive account credentials. Once enabled, you are provided with the necessary interface to schedule cloud replication and monitor the backup status through the BMR web console.

 

How can I transfer my backups to the IDrive cloud account?

You can transfer backed up data from both your physical machines and VMware servers to the IDrive cloud account, by enabling cloud replication.

To enable cloud replication for physical machines,

  1. Log in to the IDrive BMR server web interface and select 'Cloud Replication' on the menu bar.
  2. Go to the 'Physical Machines' tab.
  3. Set all the parameters in the 'Cloud Replication Settings' tab.
  4. Click 'Save'.

To enable cloud replication for VMware machines,

  1. Log in to the IDrive BMR server web interface and select 'Cloud Replication' on the menu bar.
  2. Go to the 'VMware' tab.
  3. Set all the parameters in the 'Cloud Replication Settings' tab.
  4. Click 'Save'.

 

What parameters should I set to schedule cloud replication?

You have to set the following parameters in the 'Cloud Replication' tab:

  • Select clients to backup: Select the required physical machines. Click 'Select All' to select all computers.
  • Select ESXi/vCenter VMs for backup: Select the required ESXi host or vCenter server for backup.
  • Force incremental backup: You can enable this option for incremental backups.
  • Scheduled backup time: Set the time at which your scheduled backup should start. Select 'Daily' to perform the backup everyday or select the specific days for the backup to run.
  • Backup Cut-off time: Enable and set the time to stop the scheduled backup.

    Note: The scheduled backup will not stop exactly at the cut-off time, if there is a recovery point backup in progress. It will stop after the recovery point backup, and before the next scheduled backup.

  • Bandwidth throttle: Enter the bandwidth throttle value to set the Internet usage for your backups. By default this value will be set to 100 MBit/s.

    Note: Bandwidth throttle value should be between 1-1000 MBit/s.

Cloud Backup Settings

 

Where can I see the status of my ongoing cloud replication?

You can see the ongoing cloud replication status in the 'Activities' section in the 'Cloud Replication' tab. Information such as hostname, drive selected for backup, recovery point, amount of data transferred to the cloud, time taken for backup, Internet speed and the estimated time for backup are displayed.

Note: The transfer size value will be displayed in MiB (mebibyte). The conversion of MiB is:
1 MiB = 1.04858 MB

Cloud Backup Status

 

Can I view the status of my last backup to the cloud?

Yes, you can view the status of your last backup from the 'Cloud Replication Status' section in the 'Cloud Replication' tab. This table displays information such as hostname, date and time of the last backup, and the amount of data transferred over the Internet.

Cloud Backup Status

 

What is 'Schedule Summary' in the 'Cloud Replication' tab?

The 'Schedule Summary' section displays the summary of the scheduled backup. Information such as computers selected for backup, day and time of the next scheduled backup will be displayed.

Schedule Summary

 

Can I view the logs of recent cloud replication?

Yes, you can view the logs of recent cloud replication from the 'Events' section in the 'Cloud Replication' tab. The 'View' option will take you to a comprehensive log for all cloud replication activities. Information such as status of cloud replication, name of client, the volume, recovery point, etc. will be displayed. Also, you can see the integrity status of your backups that is replicated in the cloud server.

Events

 

What is 'Disable Cloud replication'?

The 'Disable Cloud replication' option will disable the scheduled cloud replication and set the options to the default value.

 

Is my cloud data encrypted at rest?

Data is transferred from the local BMR device to the cloud, encrypted with 128-bit SSL. There is no encryption at rest by default for BMR cloud accounts, for faster and more efficient virtualization and recovery. However on request, we can enable an optional file system encryption.

The servers on which the BMR cloud data exists have sufficient protection from intrusion and attacks.

 

 

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