How to back up with UrBackup to Exoscale Object Storage
urbackup-Infscape Backup Guide
This guide can be used to deploy a Infscape Backup appliance on Exoscale and configure SOS as an S3 backup endpoint.
You can access the full UrBackup documentation for additional information.
Follow the UrBackup guide to install a cloud instance.
Prepare the Security Group
The Infscape instance requires the following ports to be open in the security-group:
- TCP/22 for SSH access (only required during installation, can be removed later)
- TCP/80 for HTTP
- TCP/443 for https
Prepare the Compute instance
Create a new instance with the following settings:
- Debian 10 Bullseye as template
- At least 4 GB RAM (a medium or higher instance required)
- At least 50 GB disk (required for local caching of backup data chunks before uploading to SOS)
Prepare the SOS Bucket and API Key
Create a SOS bucket in your preferred zone. Note that traffic between Exoscale zones is free. You can set different zones for the bucket and for the Infscape appliance to achieve geo-redundancy with your backups.
- Create a bucket with a unique name.
- Create an API key restricted to the service SOS and the created bucket. Write down the API key and secret.
- SSH into the created Debian system.
- Initiate the installation process:
wget https://dl3.infscape.com/images/urbackup-app-10-13.sh && bash urbackup-app-10-13.sh
- Agree to the installation. A password will be shown in the terminal. Make sure to save the password, as it will be used to access the web management interface.
- After a short time, the appliance will reboot itself. Due to a small bug, we need to reboot it again: in the instance detail view in the Portal, click on the
...more actions button and then click on
This is how the console looks before the appliance is rebooted:
- You can use the console to validate the appliance has the public IP configured.
Configure Infscape and the License
- Open a browser and navigate to the public IP of the Infscape appliance using HTTP. For example, http://"public-ip"/.
- Provide the password generated during installation process
- If you do not yet own a license key, login at: infscape.com. If you just want to start, select a free Community Edition license key.
- If you do not have a UrBackup account, register with a valid email address and password. This account will be used to access this instance’s web interface. You will also receive event-based email notifications (for example, if your Infscape appliance is offline).
- Provide the appliance name and the license key.
- Use the public IP or a DNS pointing to the public IP for clients to connect.
Configure HTTPS (Optional but Highly Recommended)
Note that you require a DNS entry to enable HTTPS.
- Login with the new password to the appliance.
- Navigate to Settings, then System and click on Setup SSL/HTTPS.
- Provide the DNS name of the appliance. Then enable the redirect and accept the Let’s Encrypt Subscriber Agreement.
- Click on Save to enable HTTPS. The web interface will be unresponsive for about 30 seconds while HTTPS is configured.
Configure Infscape Server Settings to use SSL for Backups (Optional but Highly Recommended)
Note that SSL must be enabled.
- Navigate to Settings, then Internet.
- Set Internet Server name/IP to
- Let “Internet Server port stay on the preconfigured value of
- Set Connect via HTTP(S) proxy to your DNS entry.
Configure Cloud Storage
- Navigate to the Status page.
- Click on Use system disk as cache and setup cloud storage (a large blue button).
- Agree and enter the cloud storage information.
- Note: Write down the cloud storage encryption key and store it safely. This key is mandatory to decrypt your backups if the appliance is lost.
- Click on Select/Confirm cloud storage to finish.
- Navigate to Settings, then Storage to validate that the cloud storage is used.