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Generate a Key Pair for SCP Restores

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Overview

When you restore a snapshot, you can choose to access the files through a download link, or have Cloud Manager copy the restore files via SCP to your server. To use SCP, you must generate a key pair that Cloud Manager can use to transmit the restore.

Note

Windows machines do not come with SCP and require additional setup outside the scope of this manual.

Procedure

1

Click Settings, then Group Settings.

2

Scroll to the Public Key for SCP Restores setting.

3

In the Passphrase box, enter a passphrase and then click the Generate a New Public Key button.

Cloud Manager generates and displays a public key.

4

Log in to your server using the same username you will supply in your restore request.

5

Add the public key to the authorized_keys file for that user.

The authorized_keys file is often located in the ~/.ssh directory.

Important

For security reasons, you should remove this public key from the authorized_keys file once you have obtained your backup file.