Creating a Cloud Storage Library

You can create a cloud library from the CommCell Console.

Before You Begin


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Storage Resources.
  2. Right-click Libraries, point to Add, and then click Cloud Storage Library.

    The Add Cloud Storage dialog box appears.

  3. In the General tab, enter the following information:
    • Name: Enter the name of the cloud storage library.
    • Type: Select the type of the cloud storage server.
    • MediaAgent: Select the MediaAgent you want to use.
    • Authentication: Select the authentication type for the cloud storage server.
    • Service host: Enter the service host of the cloud storage.
    • Credential: Select an appropriate credential to access the cloud storage library. To create a new credential, click the Create New button.

      For instructions about creating a credential, see Adding a Credential to Credentials Manager.

    • Bucket/Container: Enter the bucket/container name.
    • Storage Class: Select the appropriate storage class for your account.


      • The other access information for cloud storage devices varies for each server type. For a list of server types and their access information, see Add / Edit Cloud Storage (General).
      • The credentials must not contain blank spaces or other special characters.
      • For a vendor that supports Amazon S3, you must select Amazon S3 from Type, and then, under Access Information, enter the credentials of that vendor. For a list of supported Amazon S3 vendors, see Amazon S3 Vendors.
      • When recovering deduplicated data from archive/cold cloud storage from the command line, all the volumes associated with the Deduplication Database (DDB) are recalled. Ensure that the DDB is sealed periodically (for example every six months) to reduce the amount of data that is recalled.
  4. If the MediaAgent accesses the cloud library using a proxy, click the Advanced tab, select the Proxy Server check box, and then enter the proxy server access information.
  5. Click OK.

    The new cloud storage library appears in the CommCell Browser under Storage Resources > Libraries and also under Storage Resources > MediaAgents > MediaAgent.

Additional Notes

  • If the cloud connection is through a high-speed network of about 10 Gigabits/sec or higher, then you can get the maximum performance for cloud-based backup and restore operations by tuning certain performance parameters. For more information, see Cloud Connection Performance Tuning.
  • If the cloud storage is configured with deduplication, then you can configure to prune the data from the cloud storage as soon as the backup jobs associated with that DDB meets the retention rules without sealing the DDB. For more information, see Configuring Micro Pruning on Cloud Storage.
  • By default, data is transferred through secured channels using HTTPS protocol. If you need to use HTTP, just add 'HTTP' to the service host name displayed in the Service Host option during configuration. See FAQ: Can I use HTTP instead of HTTPS for Configuring a Cloud Library for additional information.

Last modified: 4/29/2020 8:54:39 PM