The Generic S3 Storage Services device type (S3-compatible device type) was added starting in NovaBACKUP 19.8. It supports file backups and restores to S3-compatible devices only at this time (read the note at the bottom). You can watch the NovaBACKUP 19.8 video series for various topics, including how-to's for Generic S3 devices, by viewing the YouTube playlist here.
For help with Adding a Generic S3 Storage Services device (S3-compatible device) in NovaBACKUP 19.8, please read this how-to guide below or watch this how-to video:
Adding S3 Storage Devices in NovaBACKUP
For help with Backing up to a Generic S3 Storage Services device (S3-compatible device) in NovaBACKUP 19.8, please watch the how-to video:
Backing up to S3 Storage Devices in NovaBACKUP
For help with Importing backup sets from a Generic S3 Storage Services device (S3-compatible device) in NovaBACKUP 19.8, to be able to restore files from that S3 backup, which could have been produced from a completely different client computer, that can be accomplished by adding a new Generic S3 Storage Services device (your existing device cannot be edited after it is saved the first time for the Domain and Computer Name properties) in NovaBACKUP 19.8 (in case you lose the device itself in the configuration or the computer that had NovaBACKUP installed on it was lost or damaged and need to rebuild your setup and get your indexed backups that are stored on Generic S3 back) please read the how-to guide:
Importing backups on S3 Storage Devices in NovaBACKUP
Other S3-compatible (Generic S3 Storage Services device) related links:
Wasabi Management Console: https://console.wasabisys.com
Wasabi Getting Started Guide: https://wasabi-support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360027905592-Where-can-I-find-Wasabi-technical-manual-documentation-
Backblaze Management Console: https://secure.backblaze.com
For examples of bucket name guides (stating recommendations and naming restrictions) for two popular Generic S3 Storage Services providers, Wasabi's S3 Bucket name guide article can be viewed here, and Backblaze's S3 Bucket name guide can be viewed here.
Currently in NovaBACKUP Generic S3 Storage Services (S3-compatible) devices only support file, Hyper-V and SQL plug-in backups. The plan is to have all backup types be supported in the future. Some Plug-in based backup types do not currently work, such as System State, Exchange, and VMware.