Create and Set Your Wasabi API Credentials

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Currently the new backup system is BETA only. 

Please do not rely on Beta Backups V2 for your production websites. By running these backups you are agreeing to also maintain separate comprehensive third-party backups of all sites with Backups V2 enabled.

Any ticket submitted for a website with a Backups v2 issue will be treated primarily as a bug report and there is no critical/urgent support or support guarantees.

Activating V2 Backups

To activate backups 2.0 head to your Servers page and click on the name of the server you wish to activate it on.

Warning: This will disable Borg and purge all existing Borg backups from your system. You are responsible for ensuring you have existing backups in place. By enabling Backups v2 you accept full responsibility for this action and confirm you have alternative backups in place. Only enable if you agree to these conditions. Once enabled, this can not be disabled. Borg is going back to the Delta Quadrant.

Wasabi is an inexpensive and reliable cloud storage provider. This article will walk you through to generate Wasabi API credentials and add them to your GridPane account so that you can use their service for remote website backups.

Step 1. Sign up for a Wasabi account

To get started head on over to https://wasabi.com/sign-up/ and create your account. At the time of writing it comes with a 30 day free trial. Be sure to set up your billing details before your free trial is up to prevent any loss of data.

On completing the sign up form you’ll receive an email inviting you to create an account.

You’ll be taken to a page to complete your sign up.

And you will then be logged into your new account.

Step 2. Create Your Wasabi API Credentials

To create your credentials click through to the Access Keys page, and then click on the “Create New Access Key” button in the top right hand corner.

A modal will appear. Select “Root User” and then click on the Create button.

Your credentials will be created and displayed on the screen. You’ll need to either make a copy or download the CSV file as these will not be shown again.

Step 3. Add your Wasabi API credentials to GridPane

Back in your GridPane account, click through to your settings page:

Here, click through to the Integrations page, click Backup Providers, and enter your API details in the Wasabi tab:

Enter your Wasabi credentials:

  1. Give your key a name.
  2. Access ID Key = Access Token
  3. Secret Access Key = Secret Key
  4. Then choose your preferred datacentre from the dropdown, and click the Create button.

You’re all set!

To learn how to configure remote backups for your websites check out the following article for a full walk-through:

Remote Website Backups

Further Reading

For further information about how backup systems work, the available options for configuring them, and for setting up remote backups (available on V2), please see the articles listed below.

Strategy

Recommended Backup Strategy

V2 Backups

V1 Backups