For an overview of the Filespace initialization process and demonstration of Wasabi and LucidLink working together click here

In order to begin you will require your credentials from your Wasabi account. These come in the form of Access and Secret Access Keys. 

To obtain your Wasabi keys please login to your account. Select IAM, Access Keys and Create New Access Key. Note your Secret Access Key will only be available to you once, please make note in a secure location or download the credentials.csv

Once you have your Access and Secret Access Key you can create your LucidLink Filespace, selecting "Your Storage" and please select "Wasabi Cloud" as your file space object storage vendor.

Choose your Wasabi region. Selecting a region closest to your client devices offers the best performance. Keep in mind that your storage provider pricing may vary by region. 

If preferred your can provide your own bucket name (optional), although we will create a bucket based on your file space name and GUID. Please review and confirm to create your file space. 

You will note your file space is being prepared. This will take, up to, a couple of minutes to complete.

Once your freshly created file space is ready for initialization. Please follow the steps within the portal to install your LucidLink OS client and provide your Access and Secret Access Key to successfully initialize your file space.

You will be prompted for a Shared Secret which will AES-256 encrypt your Filespace to prevent unauthorized access to your data. Please follow the instructions from our Initialize your file space FAQ for assistance.

Should you have any trouble initializing your Filespace, please do not hesitate to reach out to LucidLink Support

If you wish to specify additional options you can initialize manually with our command line, please review "lucid help init-s3" for further details such as data layout block size. review our Command line file space initialization FAQ for guidance. 

Example initialization string:

lucid init-s3 --fs <filespace.domain> --password <sharedsecret> --endpoint --region us-west-1 --access-key <accesskey> --secret-key <secretkey> --block-size 256 --https --provider Wasabi

Consult this FAQ from the Wasabi Knowledge Base for information on Wasabi regions. 

Please note that Wasabi charges an early deletion fee for data stored less than 90 days. This can affect short term archive data stored on object storage. If you are planning to store data where the typical retention period is less than 90 days, you will incur additional charges. For example, if you delete your data on day 14, Wasabi will charge you for the amount of active storage days the object existed (14), as well as a pro-rated charge for the remaining days (76).

When using LucidLink your data is split into chunks that represent the filespace block size. In a backup scenario, with synthetic, forever-incremental operations, chunks are deleted upon merge in existing files every time a new restore point is created. The data deleted on a given day is equivalent to the size of the oldest incremental, or the effective daily change rate (1-10% of the total dataset). This means you need to be careful with data the retention model chosen, as you may be charged for daily changes and there may not be cost gains from having a retention period shorter than 90 days. 

Note: In some cases you may find it is possible to contact Wasabi support to reduce early deletion charges. For more on this see Wasabi - Pricing