Configuring a Cloud Library as the Export Destination for Disaster Recovery (DR) Backups


You can setup a cloud library as the export destination for Disaster Recovery (DR) backups.

Before You Begin

  • Configure the cloud storage in which you plan to host the DR export destination as a storage device.

    For more information about configuring a cloud storage device, see Configuring a Cloud Storage.

Tip: Note down the Library Name associated with the cloud library.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > System.

    The System page appears.

  2. Click the Maintenance tile.

    The Maintenance page appears.

  3. Click the DR backup (Daily) tile.

  4. Click the edit icon .

    The DR backup (Daily) page appears.

  5. Click the Upload backup metadata to cloud library toggle key.

  6. From the Cloud library list, select the cloud storage library that must be used to save the DR backups.

    Note: Cloud storage libraries using unicode characters are not supported.

    The vendor name will be displayed in the Vendor info box.

  7. Click Save.


The specified export location is saved.

What to Do Next

Make sure to run a Full DR backup job after setting up a cloud storage library as the export destination. If a Differential DR backup job is run or scheduled after setting up the cloud storage library, the backup cannot be restored without a corresponding full backup.

Additional Notes

Changing the Cloud Storage Library

Consider the following while changing or switching to another cloud storage library:

  • Make sure to run a Full DR backup job.

  • The existing DR backup jobs in the original cloud storage library will have to be pruned manually.