Cloud Storage Providers

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#1 Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:00
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Cloud Storage Providers

Hey there, have been running Virtualmin on my server for some time now, and it's worked fine. In fact it still works fine, but...

I was using it to do nightly backups, and then Dropbox on my server (centOS) would then back them off "off site", and I was good to go. However, I've been bitten by Dropbox's decision to cease support for many types of Linux who were previously using it. I'm trying to get things going again, and thought I'd look into off site backup stuff built into Virtualmin.

It's got S3 & Rackspace Cloud Files. There any way anything else can get in there? Like more common things (well, to me anyway) like Google Drive or Dropbox? Tkx.

I tried playing with S3, and can't seem to figure out how to get it going. thought I had it right, but it keeps telling me my info doesn't exist. Ah well.

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:34


Those are the two available with Virtualmin GPL... there's two additional ones that come with Virtualmin Pro -- Dropbox and Google Cloud storage.

Using S3 should certainly work though. There's some info on setting it up here in case this helps:

We have a handful of videos for using Virtualmin, and how to use Amazon S3 for backups would be a great addition to that list... I mentioned it to Joe so that he can look into that in the future.


Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:21
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Yeah, I tried that documentation, and I can't get myself logged into S3 - the info on how to set up Google Cloud is more thorough - not entirely sure how to get going with S3.

Yeah, I realize it's probably me being hyper n00b with this stuff, but I don't see the way out.

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:59

Have you created IAM accounts for the S3 backup user credentials and assigned the correct S3 permissions (policies)?

Theses might help if you haven't already created IAM users and successfully connect to your bucket from the command line using one of the many tools to confirm the correct setup of your credentials.

Any reasons why you chose AWS S3 specifically?

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