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Getting Started with Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service

Getting started with Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) includes verifying requirements, installing the Commvault software, and configuring Alibaba Cloud OSS in the Command Center. Then, you can test the backup and restore operations and configure data retention.

Step 1: Obtain Your User Credentials to Access the Command Center

Obtain the following information from your administrator:

  • The Command Center URL
  • Your Command Center user credentials

If the Command Center is not set up in your CommCell environment, contact your administrator to deploy the Command Center. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

Step 2: Log On to the Command Center

Accessing the Command Center by using the URL and user account credentials that you obtained from the administrator.

Step 3: Verify License Requirements and System Requirements

Windows Systems

Linux Systems

Step 4: Install the Commvault Package

If your backup administrator has not already installed the Commvault package, then you must install it.

Step 5: Install the File System Core, File System, and Cloud Apps Packages

Windows Systems

  1. Prepare the installation on Windows computers. See Planning a Client Installation on Windows Computers.
  2. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Windows File System Agent. See Preinstallation Checklist for the Windows File System Agent.
  3. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Cloud Apps on Windows computers. See Preinstallation Checklist for Cloud Apps on Windows.
  4. Choose the installation method that best suits your environment. See Installation Methods.

Linux Systems

  1. Prepare the Installation on Linux computers. See Planning a Client Installation on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers.
  2. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Linux File System Agent. See Preinstallation Checklist for the UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh File System Agent.
  3. Review the preinstallation checklist for the Cloud Apps on Linux computers. See Preinstallation Checklist for Cloud Apps on Linux.
  4. Choose the installation method that best suits your environment. See Installation Methods.

Step 6: Configure Alibaba Cloud OSS in the Command Center

  1. Create a server backup plan. See Creating a Server Backup Plan.
  2. Add an Alibaba Cloud repository. See Adding an Object Storage Service Repository.
  3. Add a content group to the object storage repository. See Adding a Content Group to a Repository.

Step 7: Run Your First Backup and Restore

Related Topics

Decide whether you want the following additional functionality:

Configure data retention and data aging. For more information, see Data Aging - Getting Started.

Last modified: 6/11/2020 2:52:23 PM