Set up a credential for data protection that allows you to create a target location that uses an S3-compatible storage location that you create and maintain (either in your cloud provider account or in an on-premises data center).

To create backups using Tanzu Mission Control and save them in your AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage, you must first create a credential object that stores access credentials for the storage location.

Prerequisites

Before you set up a data protection credential that provides access to S3-compatible storage, make sure you have access to the account and that you have an access key ID and secret access key for it.

Also make sure you have the appropriate permissions to create the credential object.
  • To create a data protection credential, you must be associated with the organization.credential.admin role.

Procedure

  1. In the Tanzu Mission Control console, click Administration in the left navigation pane.
  2. On the Accounts tab of the Administration a page, click Create Account Credential, and then select the type of credential to create.
    For an S3-compatible storage location that you create and maintain, select Customer Provisioned Storage Credential S3.
  3. On the Create credential page, provide a name for the credential.
    The name that you enter is the name that appears in the list of credential objects on the Accounts tab of the Administration page.
  4. Enter the access key ID and secret access key for your S3-compatible storage.
  5. Click Create.

Results

After you complete this procedure, you have a credential that you can use to create a target location for data protection that points to an S3-compatible storage location. You can see your new credential listed on the Administration page in the Tanzu Mission Control console, and can choose that credential when you create a target location.