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Learn how to use Zerto with Filebase.
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In this article, you will learn how to back up a copy of your virtual machines using Filebase and Zerto’s Long-Term Retention capability.

What is Zerto?

Zerto is a continuous data protection (CDP) software that enables disaster recovery, backup, and workload mobility across virtualized and cloud-native infrastructures.
Read below to learn how to use Zerto with Filebase.

Prerequisites:

  • Have a Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) environment that includes a Windows virtual machine and two vCenter hosts, or use the Zerto Hands On Lab to follow along by provisioning either the Azure or AWS lab environments.
  • Sign up for a free Filebase account.
  • Have your Filebase Access and Secret Keys. Learn how to view your access keys here.
  • Create a Filebase IPFS Bucket. Learn how to create a bucket here.
In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to restore deleted files from a Windows File Server that have been backed up to Filebase. This tutorial uses Zerto’s Journal File Level Restore (JFLR) feature.
To learn more about Long-Term Retention with Zerto by reading this article here.

1. Log into Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM).

2. On the left sidebar menu of the ZVM dashboard, select the “Setup” button.

3. Select the “Repositories” tab, then select “New Repository”.

4. Once in the “New Repository” Creation screen, configure the following settings:

  • Name: Name for your repository
  • Storage Type: S3-Compatible Storage
  • Check ‘Set as default repository’
  • Region: us-east-1
  • Endpoint URL: https://s3.filebase.com
  • Bucket Name: Filebase Bucket Name
  • Access Key: Filebase Access Key
  • Secret Access Key: Filebase Secret Key

5. Select “Save”. Your Filebase LTR will be listed.

6. Navigate to the Filebase Web Console, then into the Filebase bucket that you configured for use with Zerto in the previous step.

A repository.config file is generated in the Filebase bucket.

7. Navigate to the Zerto VPG page by selecting “VPGs” from the left sidebar menu.

Then select the VPG you want to protect by selecting the check box associated with the VPG. Select ‘Actions’, then ‘Edit VPG’.

8. Check the following Long-Term Retention settings and click “Done”:

9. The VPG will take a moment to update.

Once you have returned to the VPG management page, select ‘Actions’ then ‘Run Retention Process’ to initiate the creation of a retention set of the virtual machine to be copied to the Filebase repository.

10. Select ‘OK’ when prompted to confirm the retention process job.

11. Navigate back to the Filebase web console.

You will now see a copy of all the folders that make up the Windows File Server located in your demo bucket.

12. To test our data recovery, delete all of the files within the file server.

13. Then, navigate back to the ZVM console.

Select ‘Restore’ then ‘Search and Restore’.

14. Search for the deleted file share, select the correct search result, then select ‘Restore File’.

15. Click the folder icon, then select the Fileshare to be restored. Click ‘Restore’ to begin the restoration process.

16. The file restoration task will begin.

Once completed, the recovered files will be restored in the indicated directory.
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What is Zerto?
1. Log into Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM).
2. On the left sidebar menu of the ZVM dashboard, select the “Setup” button.
3. Select the “Repositories” tab, then select “New Repository”.
4. Once in the “New Repository” Creation screen, configure the following settings:
5. Select “Save”. Your Filebase LTR will be listed.
6. Navigate to the Filebase Web Console, then into the Filebase bucket that you configured for use with Zerto in the previous step.
7. Navigate to the Zerto VPG page by selecting “VPGs” from the left sidebar menu.
8. Check the following Long-Term Retention settings and click “Done”:
9. The VPG will take a moment to update.
10. Select ‘OK’ when prompted to confirm the retention process job.
11. Navigate back to the Filebase web console.
12. To test our data recovery, delete all of the files within the file server.
13. Then, navigate back to the ZVM console.
14. Search for the deleted file share, select the correct search result, then select ‘Restore File’.
15. Click the folder icon, then select the Fileshare to be restored. Click ‘Restore’ to begin the restoration process.
16. The file restoration task will begin.