External storage providers must be configured for a Flywheel site in order to use the Export feature. Compatible storage providers include Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Azure Blob Storage, or a file system within the Flywheel cluster.
Initial configuration must be done by Flywheel Support in order to enter the secure credentials. To initiate this, contact Flywheel Support. After this is complete, some modifications can be made by the Site Admin using the Flywheel application.
To view the list of external storage providers
Sign in to Flywheel as a Site Admin.
Click Interfaces in the left menu under the ADMIN section.
Click the External Storage tab.
To View details of storage providers and optionally modify:
- Click on the pencil icon for the external storage you are interested in.
- You will see a dialog box with storage details.
Label - The name of the storage provider within flywheel.
Provider - The type of storage provider (S3, Azure, GCP, File Store)
Bucket - The storage Bucket
Prefix - A prefix used in the storage bucket
Permissions - Level of access for this bucket. It could be Site, a Group, or a Project.
At this point you can modify the Label, Bucket, Prefix, or Permissions of the bucket.
Click Save and Test to save the new settings and start a connection test. If the test is successful, Flywheel was able to connect to the bucket. An unsuccessful test is likely due to one of the following reasons:
- The modified bucket does not exist.
- The Provider was changed without changing the access keys.
- The access keys are no longer valid.