Adding an Alibaba Object Storage Service Repository

To back up an Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) repository, add the repository.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Object storage.

    The Object storage page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add object storage.

    The Add object storage dialog box appears.

  3. Click Alibaba Cloud OSS.

    The Configure Alibaba Cloud OSS wizard appears.

  4. On the Plan tab of the wizard, select the backup plan that you want to use for the object storage repository, and then click Next.

  5. On the Access Node tab of the wizard, select one or more access nodes or the server group where the Cloud Apps package is installed, and then click Next.


    • The access nodes must be of similar operating system type.

    • All servers in the server group must be reachable through network routes.

  6. On the Add object storage tab of the wizard, complete the following steps:

    1. In theObject storage name box, enter a name for the repository.

    2. In the Host URL box, enter the Alibaba Cloud OSS account URL,, where region is the region ID that you are using.

      For example,

    3. Do one of the following:

      • From theCredentials dialog box, select the credentials that you are going to use, and then click Next.

      • To add credentials to the Credential Manager, click the plus button (+).

        TheAdd Credential dialog box appears.

      • Enter the following information:

      • Credential name: Enter a name for the credentials that you are creating.

      • Access key ID: Enter the access key ID of the Alibaba Cloud OSS service account.

      • Secret access key: Enter the secret access key of the Alibaba Cloud OSS service account.

      • ClickSave.

  7. On the Backup Content tab of the wizard, complete the following steps:

    1. Click Add, and do one of the following:

      • To enter a custom path, click Custom path, and then enter the path for the content.

      • To browse for content, click Browse, and then select the content.

    2. To exclude some of the content you selected, move the Specify exclusion toggle key to the right, and then add the exclusion.

    3. To back up ACLs, move the Backup ACL toggle key to the right.

    4. Click Next.

  8. On the Summary tab of the wizard, review the options, and then clickFinish.