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How to Use Wasabi Cloud Storage with cPanel

In order to use Wasabi Cloud Storage alongside cPanel, you must first set up your storage bucket within Wasabi. If you need help setting this up, please refer to: How to Setup Wasabi Cloud Storage.

Once you’ve created your bucket in Wasabi, you’ll need to save the following details somewhere you can easily access them for use with cPanel:

  • Bucket name: Must begin with lowercase letter or number.
  • Region:
  • Access Key ID:
  • Secret Access Key: For security reasons, you will not see the Secret Access Key. Only enter the Secret Access Key when you create this destination, or when you change the Secret Access Key.

*Note: S3 Endpoint and region should be chosen based off your server’s device location.

This is the list of the regions and the service URLs for Wasabi:

What are the service URLs for Wasabi’s different storage regions? – Wasabi Knowledge Base (zendesk.com)

The Wasabi service URLs are as follows: 

Region

Service URL

Alias/Alternative URL

Wasabi US East 1 (N. Virginia)

http://s3.wasabisys.com

http://s3.us-east-1.wasabisys.com

Wasabi US East 2 (N. Virginia)

http://s3.us-east-2.wasabisys.com

 

Wasabi US Central 1 (Texas)

http://s3.us-central-1.wasabisys.com

 

Wasabi US West 1 (Oregon)

http://s3.us-west-1.wasabisys.com

 

Wasabi EU Central 1 (Amsterdam)

http://s3.eu-central-1.wasabisys.com

http://s3.nl-1.wasabisys.com

Wasabi EU West 1 (London)

http://s3.eu-west-1.wasabisys.com

http://s3.uk-1.wasabisys.com

Wasabi EU West 2 (Paris)

http://s3.eu-west-2.wasabisys.com

http://s3.fr-1.wasabisys.com

Wasabi AP Northeast 1 (Tokyo)

http://s3.ap-northeast-1.wasabisys.com

 

Wasabi AP Northeast 2 (Osaka)

http://s3.ap-northeast-2.wasabisys.com

 

Setting up Wasabi in cPanel

To set up Wasabi Storage with cPanel, just follow these steps:

  1. First, log in as the root user in WHM and go to the backup config section: 

    Home »Backup »Backup Configuration
     
    Screenshot of the WHM interface highlighting the option to Create New Destination
     

  2. Next, click the button labelled Create New Destination and fill in the form below with the backup information that was created in wasabi for the bucket information. 
     
    Screenshot of the Create New Destination screen highlighting the Destination Name field

  3. Once you have the details filled in, you should now save and validate the destination to confirm all information is valid and working.
    • If it’s valid, you can enable the backup and the next time it runs it will upload the backups to the wasabi bucket. 
    • If not, review the steps above and confirm its setup correctly.

*Note: To force cPanel backup to run, you can use the following command in ssh.

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup –force

Troubleshooting

If you believe your firewall could be causing issues, review the steps below for CSF hostname whitelisting.

For CSF and DNS/IP whitelisting, use the following steps to add to CSF:

  1. Open the file /etc/csf/csf.dyndns and add the hostname of the region you are connecting to. You can also whitelist all regions using the list below:
     
    s3.wasabisys.com
    s3.us-east-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.us-east-2.wasabisys.com
    s3.us-central-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.us-west-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.eu-central-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.nl-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.eu-west-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.uk-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.eu-west-2.wasabisys.com
    s3.fr-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.ap-northeast-1.wasabisys.com
    s3.ap-northeast-2.wasabisys.com

  2. Open the file /etc/csf/csf.conf and set DYNDNS = “300” (which would check for IP updates every 5 minutes).

    *Note: If you want the activity of the IP also ignored, set
    DYNDNS_IGNORE = “1”

  3. When you’ve finished making your changes, restart the firewall

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