How to Set Up Cloud Sync Backup to Azure Storage

Setting up the Azure cloud storage takes a couple of steps. After selecting CloudSync option and choosing Azure Cloud, the first two steps require you to set up your Azure Cloud storage, settings, and permissions. Once you create a container and generate an access token, you can finish the setup from the BackHub screen as explained.

 

To set up Cloud Sync for Azure Storage:

  1. In BackHub app, click on the menu item “Cloud Sync”

  2. Choose Azure Storage option from the dropdown menu

  3. Following the steps on the screen, the first step is to “Create Azure Storage Container”. In your Azure account portal, create a storage account and enable versioning for that storage account. Then, create a container for that account.

    Note: Make sure that you’re using an empty container to avoid conflicts. 

    How to create an Azure storage account: Please review Microsoft’s instructions on how to create an Azure storage account for most up to date information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-create?tabs=azure-portal
  4. Following the steps on the screen, the second step is to “Create Blob SAS URL”. From your new container, go to Settings > Shared Access Tokens. Then, select “Account Key” signing method and grant Create, Write, Delete, and List permissions.

  5. Set start date to today’s date and Expiry date to when you’d like to end the Cloud sync. Please keep in mind that you can choose any end date for the Blob, but you need to update the Blob SAS URL before it’s expired so that backups are synced seamlessly.  For Allowed protocols, select HTTPS only.

    Note: Please check out the Microsoft documentation for the latest information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/translator/document-translation/create-sas-tokens?tabs=Containers

  6. Continue with the last step on the screen, “Start Sync”. From your Azure account, click on “Generate SAS Token and URL” and paste Azure Blob SAS URL on the available section on the Cloud Sync setup screen (3.Start Sync section). To finish your setup, click “Start Sync”