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If you store backups on a remote location, you must create a remote archive volume.


  • All cluster nodes must be able to reach the remote target.
  • If DNS names will be used, ensure the cluster has DNS servers configured.
  • The user needs to have at least read-write access to the remote server

Remote Archive Volume Protocols

You can choose from several protocols to connect to the remote archive volume. The configuration of the remote archive volume in EXASOL depends on the protocol in use.

Remote Archive Volume Options

Possible volume options (depends on the protocol):

  • noverifypeer (do not check server certificate)
  • nocompression (write plain data)
  • forcessl (use STARTTLS in FTP connection)
  • webdav (use WebDAV for http-URL)
  • webhdfs (for WebHDFS URLs)
  • s3 (for servers providing S3 compatible API).
  • timeout=seconds (allows higher client/server response times)

Task Steps

Create a remote archive volume
  1. Go to Services > EXAStorage, click Add Remote Volume and configure the remote volume's details

  2. Click Add.

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