Step 4. Specify Object Storage Settings

At the Bucket step of the wizard, specify Amazon S3 bucket and folder that will be used to store data:

  1. From the Data center drop-down list, select the AWS region where the Amazon S3 bucket is located.
  2. In the Bucket field, enter a name of the bucket or click Browse to get the necessary bucket.


You must create the bucket where you want to store your backup data beforehand. When you create a bucket, consider Amazon bucket naming rules. It is not recommended that you use dots (.) in the bucket name. For more information on bucket naming rules, see AWS Documentation.

If the FIPS-compliant operation mode is enabled and the bucket you want to add is non-FIPS compliant, the warning will be displayed. For more information, see FIPS Compliance.

  1. To the right of the Folder field, click Browse and either select an existing folder or click New Folder.
  2. To prohibit deletion of blocks of data from object storage, select the Make backups immutable for the entire duration of their retention policy check box. The immutability period will be equal to the retention period (if any) of the data blocks. All the types of files that are eligible for archive storage can be made immutable. For more information on the immutability feature and the retention policy for each file type, see Immutability.

Keep in mind that to use immutability, you must enable the Object Lock and Versioning features on your S3 bucket at the time when you create the bucket. For more information, see Enabling Immutability.

Step 4. Specify Object Storage Settings 

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