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Manage Snap-To-Object using the CLI

This page describes the Snap-To-Object feature, which enables the committing of all the data of a specific snapshot to an object store.
Using the CLI, you can:

Upload a snapshot

Command: weka fs snapshot upload
Use the following command line to upload an existing snapshot:
weka fs snapshot upload <file-system> <snapshot> [--site site]
Parameters
Name
Type
Value
Limitations
Mandatory
Default
file-system
String
Name of the filesystem
Yes
snapshot
String
Name of the snapshot to upload
Must be a snapshot of the <file-system> filesystem
Yes
site
String
Location for the snapshot upload
local or remote
Only if both local and remote buckets are attached
Auto selected if only one bucket for upload is attached

Create a filesystem from an uploaded snapshot

Command: weka fs download
Use the following command line to create a filesystem from an existing snapshot:
weka fs download <name> <group-name> <total-capacity> <ssd-capacity> <obs-bucket> <locator> [--additional-obs additional-obs] [--snapshot-name snapshot-name] [--access-point access-point]
Parameters
Name
Type
Value
Limitations
Mandatory
Default
name
String
Name of the filesystem to be created
Yes
group-name
String
Name of the filesystem group in which the new filesystem will be placed
Yes
total-capacity
Capacity
The total capacity of the downloaded filesystem
Yes
ssd-capacity
Capacity
SSD capacity of the downloaded filesystem
Yes
obs-bucket
String
Object store name for tiering
Yes
locator
String
Object store locator obtained from a previously successful snapshot upload
Yes
additional-obs
String
An additional object-store name. In case the data to recover resides in two object stores (a second object-store attached to the filesystem, and the filesystem has not undergone full migration). This object-store will be attached in a read-only mode.
The snapshot locator must reside in the primary object-store supplied in the obs parameter
No
snapshot-name
String
The downloaded snapshot name.
No
The uploaded snapshot name
access-point
String
The downloaded snapshot access point.
No
The uploaded access point.
The locator can be a locator saved previously for disaster scenarios, or you can obtain the locator using the weka fs snapshot command on a system with a live filesystem with snapshots.
Note: Due to the bandwidth characteristics and potential costs when interacting with remote object stores it is not allowed to download a filesystem from a remote object-store bucket. If a snapshot on a local object-store bucket exists, it is advisable to use that one. Otherwise, follow the procedure in Recover from a remote snapshot.
Note: For encrypted filesystem, when downloading, you must use the same KMS master key to decrypt the snapshot data. For more information, see the KMS Management section.

Manage incremental snapshots

The workflow to manage the incremental snapshots includes:
  1. 1.
    Upload snapshots using, for example, the snapshots scheduler. See Snapshot management.
  2. 2.
    Download the incremental snapshot (described below).
  3. 3.
    Restore a specific snapshot to a filesystem. See Restore a snapshot to a filesystem or another snapshot.

Download an incremental snapshot

Command: weka fs snapshot download
Use the following command line to download an incremental snapshot. This command is only relevant for snapshots uploaded from a system of version 4.0 and higher:
weka fs snapshot download <file-system> <locator>
Make sure to download incremental snapshots in chronological order. Non-chronological snapshots are inefficient and are not incremental.
If you need to download a snapshot that is earlier than the latest downloaded one, for example, when you need one of the daily incremental snapshots after the weekly incremental snapshot was downloaded, add the --allow-non-chronological flag to download it anyway.
Parameters
Name
Type
Value
Limitations
Mandatory
Default
file-system
String
Name of the filesystem
Yes
locator
String
Object store locator obtained from a previously successful snapshot upload
Yes
Related topics

Recover from a remote snapshot

When recovering a snapshot residing on a remote object store, it is required to define the object store bucket containing the snapshot as a local bucket.
A remote object store has restrictions over the download, and we want to use a different local object store due to the QoS reasons explained in Manage object stores.
To recover a snapshot residing on a remote object store, create a new filesystem from this snapshot as follows:
  1. 1.
    Add a new local object-store, using weka fs tier obs add CLI command.
  2. 2.
    Add a local object-store bucket, referring to the bucket containing the snapshot to recover, using weka fs tier s3 add.
  3. 3.
    Download the filesystem, using weka fs download.
  4. 4.
    If the recovered filesystem should also be tiered, add a local object store bucket for tiering using weka fs tier s3 add.
  5. 5.
    Detach the initial object store bucket from the filesystem.
  6. 6.
    Assuming you want a remote backup to this filesystem, attach a remote bucket to the filesystem.
  7. 7.
    Remove the local object store bucket and local object store created for this procedure.