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-====== ​Cloud to Cloud Backup ​======+====== ​File Store Archives / Backups ​======
  
  
-\\ \\ The Storage Made Easy Cloud-to-Cloud backup ​enables the backup ​of a public or private ​cloud to another ​public or private ​cloud.\\ \\ You can use it to backup Google ​Docs files to Amazon S3 for example or to backup ​a local WebDav Server to RackSpace etc. The combinations are endless.\\ \\ The aim is to ensure high availability of data with two different data stores be they public or private.\\ \\ For the purpose of this overview we'll assume ​we wish to backup ​Google ​Docs to the DropBox Cloud+\\ \\ The Enterprise File Fabric Archive/​Backup feature ​enables the archiving ​of a public or private ​file store to a secondary ​public or private ​file store (or a different region / bucket of the primary file store).\\ \\ It can be used to backup Google ​Drive files to Amazon S3 for example or to archive ​a local WebDav Server to RackSpace etc. The combinations are limited only by the file stores that are supported by the File Fabric.\\ \\ The aim is to ensure high availability of data with two different data stores be they public or private.\\ \\ For the purpose of this overview we'll assume ​an archive from Google ​Drive to the DropBox Cloud, but typically please note that we would recommend an archive/​backup from a consumer file store object storage rather than a consumer file store to another consumer file store. The reason for this is the API throttling and limitations that can be triggered on consumer file stores 
 +===== 1 Add a Archive / Backup File Store =====
  
-===== 1 Add a Backup Cloud ===== 
  
  
 +{{ :​dropbox_gdrive_backup_updated.png?​400 |}}
  
-{{:/cloudbackup:steps:​sme_1_add_a_backup_cloud.png}}+1. Log into an account either on [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com|the File Fabric SaaS service]] or [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​ownFileserver/​|an enterprise on-premises deployment]]  \\ 2. Navigate to the Admin Account DashBoard \\ 3Choose to add a new Backup provider and choose DropBox 
 +===== 2 Request DropBox access =====
  
-1. Log into the [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​personal/​|personal business]] or [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​business|Cloud File Server]] account either on the web or the [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​ownFileserver/​|on-premise appliance]]  \\ 2. Navigate to the “My DashBoard” link\\ 3. Choose to add a new Backup provider and choose DropBox 
  
  
-===== 2 Request DropBox access =====+{{ :​dropbox_request.png?​600 |}}
  
  
 +===== 3 Authorise DropBox access =====
  
-{{:/​cloudbackup:​steps:​sme_2_request_dropbox_acce.png}} 
  
  
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 +The DropBox OAuth screen will appear an you can sign into DropBox and choose to authorise access
  
-===== 3 Authorise DropBox access ===== 
  
 +===== 4 Backup Initialized =====
  
  
-{{:/​cloudbackup:​steps:​sme_3_authorise_dropbox_ac.png}}+A resync (meta sync) of the primary file store (Google Drive in this example) will now commence and as files are validated or found this will precipitate each file being added to the newly nominated DropBox Backup that has just been added.
  
-The DropBox OAuth screen will appear an you can sign into DropBox and choose to authorise access 
  
 +===== 5 Backup/​Archive Completed =====
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 +When the Archive completes the primary file store (Google Drive) files have been backed up / archived to the secondary data store (DropBox).\\ \\ Any subsequent files that are uploaded direct to Google Drive using the File Fabric will also be instantly archived/​backed up to DropBox. If any files that are uploaded direct to Google Drive (ie. not through the File Fabric) they will also be uploaded to DropBox when the File Fabric next discovers them (either on a refresh or a resync of the metadata). ​
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 +===== 6 Additional Backup/​Archive Settings =====
  
-===== 4 Backupinitialised =====+There are a number of settings that can be applied as to the behaviour of the backup/​archive:​
  
 +{{ ::​screen_shot_2018-10-26_at_13.47.46.png?​600 |}}
  
 +These options are self-explanatory.
  
-{{:/cloudbackup:​steps:​sme_4_backupinitialised.png}}+Also note that at any time an Admin can force a verification of the integrity between a primary file store and the backup/archive data store by choosing to '​Verify Primary / Backup'​.
  
-The sync will now be kicked off an you will see the settings screen of the backup provider you just added.+===== 7 Reports =====
  
 +Status reports of the backup/​archive can be found by navigating to the dashboard and clicking on the settings icon of the backup file store.
  
-===== 5 Backup Completed =====+{{ :​screen_shot_2018-10-26_at_13.52.36.png?​400 |}}
  
-{{:/cloudbackup:​steps:​sme_5_backup_completed.png}}+===== 8 Ancillary behaviours  ​features of Backup/​Archive =====
  
-The Google Docs files are backed up to DropBox after the backup ​completes.\\ \\ After the initial sync any news files that are uploaded direct to Google Docs via SME are also backed up to DropBox. Any files uploaded direct to Google Docs are uploaded to DropBox when SME discovers them either through you accessing your account if real-time update ​is enabled or by forcing a refresh between ​the SME meta-data and Google Docs. You are also able to control whether ​files are deleted on the backup if they are deleted on the primary from the settings page in step  \\ \\ Although we used Google Docs to DropBox as an example this is equally applicable ​to any of the [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​cloud_list/​|60+ clouds]] that SME supports, including private data to public clouds or vice-versa.\\ \\+Once a backup/archive file store has been added and is active ​the resultant ​files are available ​to the [[ransomwareprotection|Forever File]] ransomware protection feature.
  
 +If the primary file store is down when trying to access a file the backup/​archive file store will be used to retrieve the file providing business continuity in the event of an outage.
  
 +===== 9 Summary =====
  
 +Although we used Google Drive to DropBox as an example this is equally applicable to any of the [[https://​storagemadeeasy.com/​cloud_list/​|60+ file stores]] that the File Fabric supports, including private file stores to public file stores or vice-versa.\\ \\