Protect Zerto VPGs to S3 using AWS Storage Gateway

In this post, I will use the Zerto Long Term Retention repository (LTR) I created in this post using the AWS Storage Gateway and S3 storage.

The first step is to create a VPG and target the AWS Storage Gateway as the LTR repository.

I create a new VPG from the Zerto dashboard.

Zertø 
Dashboard 
Sites 
VPGs 
VMS 
Retention Status 
Reports 
Analytics 
Setup 
ZGA.CMH 
@ Test 
a Failover 
VPGs > DAY-CMH 
MEETING SLA 
IOPS O 
Throughput (MB/ sec) O 
WAN Traffic 
(Mg/sec) O 
PROTECTED VMS 
1 VMS 
36.1 GB Protected 
9 
Journal History 
SITES 
ZGACMH 
SLA: 1 day 
23:55 hrs 
Recovery 1'/30,'2019 10:41 
Retention Status 
12/01/2019 3:00 AM 
1 Running tasks 
ZGAO 
Active alerts 
Running tasks 
Marne 
BackupProtectionGr_ 
create VPG 
Create a Virtual Protection Group (VPG) 
Add Checkpoint 
Add a checkpoint with a tag 
Restore File 
Restore a file from the recovery site 
Restore one Or more VMS from a selected restore point 
Move VPG 
Migrate one or more VPGS to their Site 
Search and Restore 
Search for tiles and folders to restore their VM or VPG 
NO DATA TO DISPLAY 
Backup protection 'DAY-CMH' 
Backup 'DAV-CMH'. 
Backup Ptotection Grcng» OAY•CMH' Conpl.„ 
Backup protection 'DAY-CMK 
Backup 
1 d ago 
2d ago 
3d ago 
ad ago

Give the VPG a name:

create VPG O 
General 
@ VMS 
Replication 
@ Storage 
Recovery 
NICs 
Retention Policy 
Summary 
Specify a unique name for the VPG and the priority 
• • o Medium 
Previous 
Next 
Done

Add some VMs to the VPG.

Create VPG : 0 
General 
VMS 
Replication 
Storage 
Recovery 
@ MCs 
Retention Policy 
Summary 
UNPROTECTED VMS 
Q Search 
Select the VMS to protect. 
SELECTED VMS a 
Q Search 
O 
Size 
VM Name 
1_7TB 
s-storag e-gateway 
CMHcontrolStation 
88.1 GB 
CMH.VCSA 
289.7 GB 
MicrosoftAZureSiteRem 
1.3 TB 
44.2 GB 
Available Protected VMS: 17 
a 
VM Narne 
CMH-ZVM 
SS-VWMLTR6 
68.1 GB 
504.1 GB 
Define Boot Order 
Default 
Default 
ADVANCED (ONE-TO-MANY) 
select O 
Sorne VMS may be filtered out. Leam_why 
VMS 2 
Total VM Provisioned Size: 572.2 GB 
Next 
Done

Follow the steps in the wizard until you get to step 7: Retention Policy.

Slide the Long Term Retention toggle to turn it on.

Since I configured the AWS Storage Gateway already and set it as the default repository, it automatically populates the target repository and connection information.  Edit the retention information to meet your needs and finish the wizard.

Once the replication via the AWS Storage Gateway to S3 completes, you’re ready to do a test restore. In the next post , I do a restoration from S3 via the AWS Storage Gateway.

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