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How to Configure Amazon Web Services Replication and Restore

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Use the steps in this article to set up Amazon Web Services (AWS) replication.

Replication and Restore to AWS require a Barracuda Backup AWS Replication subscription.

Step 1. Download the CloudFormation Template

  1. Log in to your Barracuda Backup appliance, and go to the Admin > AWS Credentials page.
  2. Under STEP 1 of the Add AWS Account wizard, click Download to save the Barracuda CloudFormation template to your local system:
    AWSWizard_download.png

Watch the Step 1 Download the CloudFormation Template video:

 

Step 2. Upload Template to Amazon Web Services

  1. Log in to AWS services using your account credentials.
  2. Click Services, and navigate to and select CloudFormation.
  3. Click Create Stack. In the Choose a template section, click Upload a template to Amazon S3:
    SelectTemplate.png
  4. Click Choose File, and navigate to and select the CloudFormation template saved to your local system in Step 1. Click Next.
  5. On the Specify Details page, enter a name to represent the AWS resources in the Stack name field. Click Next.
  6. On the Options page, click Next.
  7. On the Review page, select I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAMresources, and then click Create to create an IAM role in your AWS account.
  8. Once the stack is created, it displays in the table with a status of CREATE_COMPLETE:
    StatusCreateComplete.png

Watch the Step 2 Upload Template to Amazon Web Services video:

 

Step 3. Configure an Amazon Web Services Import Service Role

Before you can restore VMware and Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) backups to AWS, you must first create a service role named vmimport.

This step is only necessary if you plan to restore VMware or Hyper-V machines to an AWS Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) instances are typically separate. AWS requires a role to allow EC2 to access your S3 storage. AWS uses the vmimport service role to provide permissions between EC2 and S3. This step assumes you have not set up the vmimport service role. If you previously set up the vmimport role, you must grant Barracuda Networks access to replicate Barracuda Backup data to AWS.

To create the service role:

  1. Click the following hyperlink: https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/home?#/stacks/new?stackName=barracuda-vmimport-stack&templateURL=https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/barracuda-templates/vmimport.template[1]

  2. On the Select Template page, verify that Specify an Amazon S3 template URL is selected and that the URL in the text box matches the URL in the following images:
    SpecifyAmazonS3.png

  3. On the Select Template page, click Next.
  4. On the Specify Details page, click Next.
  5. On the Options page, click Next.
  6. On the Review page, select I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources with custom names, and then click Create to create the vmimport role in your AWS account:
    CreateVMimport.png

  7. Once the stack is created, it displays in the table with a status of CREATE_COMPLETE:
    Create_Complete.png

Watch the Step 3 Create a Service Role in Amazon Web Services video:

 

Step 4. Add AWS Credentials

  1. After creating the two AWS CloudFormation stacks in Steps 2 and 3 above, select the newly created IAM role created in Step 2:
    AddAWSCredentials01.png
  2. Click the Resources tab below the table and click the link in the Physical ID field:
    physicalIDfield.png
  3. On the Summary page, copy the Role ARN to your clipboard:
    CopyRoleARN.png
  4. Return to the Admin > AWS Credentials page in the Barracuda Backup web interface.
  5. Click STEP 3 in the Add AWS Account wizard:
    ClickStep3.png
  6. Enter an Account Name and paste the Role ARN that was copied from step 4 into the IAM Role (ARN) field.

    The Account Name can be anything; this name is used in Barracuda Backup to easily identify your AWS IAM Role (ARN).

  7. Click Verify, and click Add if the verification was successful:
    Verification.png

    If verification fails, verify that you pasted the complete Role ARN into the IAM Role (ARN) field and that all steps above were completed properly. If verification continues to fail, contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support[2].

  8. The AWS Account should now be successfully added to Barracuda Backup:

    AWSBBS.png

Watch the Step 4 Add AWS Credentials video:

 

 

To complete replication to AWS, go to How to Configure Amazon Web Services as a Replication Target.

 


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