Installing BOSH Backup and Restore
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This topic describes how to install BOSH Backup and Restore (BBR).
To use BBR, you must be able to connect to a VM on the BOSH internal network so that BBR can access your BOSH deployment or BOSH Director. Usually, this VM is a jumpbox deployment, from which you can run BBR commands.
A jumpbox is a separate, hardened VM on your network that provides a controlled means of access to the VMs other computers on your network.
For an example jumpbox deployment, see the jumpbox-deployment GitHub repository.
Configure your jumpbox to meet the following requirements:
- Your jumpbox must be able to communicate with the network that contains your BOSH deployment.
- Your jumpbox must have sufficient space for the backup.
- Your jumpbox must be in the same network as the deployed VMs because BBR connects to the VMs at their private IP addresses.
- BBR copies the backed-up data from the VMs to the jumpbox, so you should have minimal network latency between the VMs and the jumpbox to reduce transfer times.
Consult the following table for more information about the network access permissions required by BBR.
|BOSH Director||25555||BBR interacts with the BOSH Director API.|
|Deployed Instances||22||BBR uses SSH to orchestrate the backup on the instances.|
|BOSH Director UAA||8443||BBR interacts with the UAA API for authentication, if necessary.|
If you choose to run your BBR command from the jumpbox, perform the following
steps to transfer the
bbr binary to your jumpbox:
Download the latest BBR release from the bosh-backup-and-restore GitHub repository.
bbrbinary file from the BBR release.
To add executable permissions to the
bbrbinary file, run
chmod a+x bbr:
$ chmod a+x bbr
To securely copy the
bbrbinary file to your jumpbox, run the following command:
scp LOCAL-PATH-TO-BBR/bbr JUMPBOX-USER/JUMPBOX-ADDRESS
If your jumpbox has access to the internet, you can also SSH into your jumpbox and use
$ ssh JUMPBOX-USER/JUMPBOX-ADDRESS -i YOUR-CERTIFICATE.pem $ wget BBR-RELEASE-URL $ chmod a+x bbr