Amazon S3 Settings

If you have selected to store backup files on an Amazon S3 storage, specify the following settings:

  1. Account settings.
  2. Bucket settings.

Specifying Account Settings

The Account step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to save backup files on an Amazon S3 storage.

To connect to the Amazon S3 storage, specify the following:

  1. In the Access key field, enter an access key ID.
  2. In the Secret key field, enter a secret access key.
  1. In the AWS region window, select an AWS region based on your regulatory and compliance requirements. By default, Veeam Agent uses the Global region.

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Specifying Bucket Settings

The Bucket step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to save backup files on an Amazon S3 storage and specified account settings to connect to the storage.


You must create the bucket where you want to store your backup data beforehand. When you create a bucket, consider Amazon bucket naming rules. For example, it is not recommended that you use dots (.) in the bucket name. For more information on bucket naming rules, see this AWS documentation article.

Specify settings for the bucket on the storage:

  1. In the Data center window, select the geographic region where Veeam Agent will store backups.
  2. In the Bucket field, specify a bucket on the storage:
  1. Click Browse.
  2. In the Buckets window, select the necessary bucket and click OK.
  1. In the Folder field, specify a folder in the bucket:
  1. Click Browse.
  2. In the Folders window, select the necessary folder and click OK.

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You can also create a new folder in the bucket. To do this:

  1. In the Folders window, click New Folder.
  2. In the Creating new folder dialog window, enter a name for the folder and click OK.
  1. In the Retention policy section, specify the number of restore points that you want to store in the target location. By default, Veeam Agent keeps 7 latest restore points. After this number is exceeded, Veeam Agent will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain. To learn more, see Backup Retention Policy.
  2. Starting from version 2.1, you can use the GFS (Grandfather-Father-Son) retention scheme. To specify the GFS retention policy, select the Keep certain full backups longer for archival purposes check box and press Configure. In the Configure GFS window, specify how weekly, monthly and yearly full backups must be retained. For details, see Specify GFS Retention Policy.
  3. Click Advanced to specify additional backup job settings. For details, see Specify Advanced Backup Settings.
  4. To prohibit modification and deletion of blocks of data from the object storage repository, select the Make recent backups immutable for check box and specify the immutability period in days. For more information, see Backup Immutability.
  5. After you specified the bucket settings, click Next. Veeam Agent will create a new backup repository for the configured cloud storage.

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