How to backup Postgres database to Wasabi

Automate PostgreSQL database backup directly to your Wasabi storage.

Wasabi Cloud Storage is now part of the big names in the industry. They provide an S3-compliant storage for a very affordable price. In addition to being 80% less expensive than AWS S3, they don't charge any egress cost and claim to be faster than the competition.


1. Create your Wasabi Bucket

  • On step 1 of the form, define the name of your bucket (we like to use our company name here)

  • Pick the region you need (think about GDPR rules, if you're an EU company)

    You can keep default options on step 2 and finally confirm your Bucket creation on step 3.

    And that's one good thing done, your Wasabi bucket is created!

    Wasabi bucket created

Don't leave the Wasabi interface, we'll now have to create your credentials.

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Your "Bucket" name, in this case "myacme-bucket"
  • Your "Bucket" Region, in this case "us-west-1"

2. Create your Wasabi Credentials/Access Key

In order to grant access to your bucket, we'll need to create an Access Key.

Wasabi Access Key creation form

That's it you Access Key and Secret Key will be generated, make sure to write them down.

Wasabi Access Key creation confirmation, with Access Key and Secret Key

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Access Key

  • Secret Key

3. Connect your Wasabi bucket to SimpleBackups

  • Log into SimpleBackups and head to the connect your storage page
  • Pick "Wasabi" as storage provider and fill in the "Connect your storage" form with the information from step 1 and 2.

Connect  Wasabi storage to SimpleBackups

You'll have to input :

  • Key: Access Key described in (step 2)
  • Secret: Secret Key described in (step 2)
  • Region: Bucket region described in (step 1)
  • Bucket: Bucket name described in (step 1)
  • Give your storage a name (usually we like to use the Bucket name) and click on "Save new storage".

You'll be redirected to the list of storage where you'll find your newly connected storage.

Wasabi Storage connection confirmation screen

4. Final step: Create your PostgreSQL backup

Now it's time to head to the create backup page.

From this screen you'll be able to configure what data you're backing up (PostgreSQL in this case), where you want it to be saved (in this case your Wasabi Bucket), and how often you want this to be done.

FYI this section will be the same, no matter what storage you pick. And that's the beauty of it, if you want to change storage, just select another one from the list (Wasabi, AWS, or whatever you might prefer) and you'll be good to go.

Configuration form, for a PostgreSQL database backup connected to your Wasabi storage

What would you like to back up? (A)

  • Select "Database" (in this article we're creating a PostgreSQL backup only)
  • Select the server on which your database is hosted (if you haven't yet configured any server check our "get your server configured" article first)

How often should we make this backup? (B)

  • Select your schedule option (here we picked a daily schedule)

    You can select a pre-defined schedule (daily, weekly, monthly) or a custom option allowing you to schedule it whenever you want to use CRON syntax.

  • Example of CRON schedule for "20:00 every Tuesday" = 0 22 * * 2

    Finally, the "On demand" option won't schedule anything but will allow you to trigger the backup manually or using our API.

  • Define the backup retention, which is the number of backups you want to keep (kind of the history length of your backup if you prefer)

Choose the database you need to backup (C)

  • Select the type of your database, in this case "PostgreSQL"
  • Fill in the database connection form

Finalize and create (D)

  • Pick the name of your backup (this is how it will be displayed in SimpleBackups interface) and where you want to store it.
  • Select your Storage (step 3)

Congratulations, you now have your PostgreSQL database, backed up on Wasabi!

Run it once manually (using the "Run" backup button from the backups list) and you'll trigger your first backup!

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