Backup to Object Storage

You can back up your Mac computer data to a cloud-based or on-premises object storage repository. You can configure the repository in the following types of object storage:

  • Amazon S3
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • S3 compatible — on-premises (for example, MinIO) or cloud (including Wasabi Cloud and IBM Cloud)
  • [For Veeam Agent 2.1.2] Veeam Data Cloud Vault added as a Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository. To learn more, see Backup Destinations.

Depending on your backup infrastructure, object storage can be available in different configurations. To learn more, see the following subsections:

Backup Destinations

You can back up Veeam Agent computer data to object storage in the following ways:

Keep in mind that to connect to object storage, you need to have an account with access permissions to read and write data.

To learn more, see Object Storage Settings.

  • To object storage added as a Veeam backup repository. In this case, Veeam Agent connects to the Veeam backup repository and Veeam Backup & Replication connects to object storage and creates a backup repository in this storage.

To learn more, see Veeam Backup Server Settings.

  • To object storage added as a Veeam Cloud Connect repository. In this case, Veeam Agent connects to the cloud backup repository and Veeam Backup & Replication connects to the object storage and creates a backup repository in this storage.

To learn more, see Veeam Cloud Connect Settings.

Types of Connection to Object Storage in Veeam Backup & Replication

If you back up data to object storage added as a Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository, you must configure a repository beforehand on the Veeam Backup & Replication side. Depending on the repository configuration, Veeam Backup & Replication provides one of the following connection types to the repository in the object storage:

Considerations and Limitations

Before you configure a backup job to store backups in an object storage repository, consider the following:

  • [For object storage added as a Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository] Data recovery options are not available if you access the object storage repository using credentials with the read-only access permissions.
  • Veeam Agent does not support backup to object storage for which lifecycle rules are enabled. Enabling lifecycle rules may result in backup and restore failures.