Backup to Object Storage

If you want to store your data in a cloud-based or on-premises object storage, you can create backup jobs targeted at the object storage or another storage that uses object storage as a back end.

You can store Veeam Agent backups in the following object storage types:

  • S3 compatible (including Wasabi Cloud and IBM Cloud)
  • Amazon S3
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

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 specify 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, an object storage repository is created in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Agent connects to Veeam Backup & Replication and uses this Veeam backup repository.

To learn more, see Veeam Backup Repository Settings.

  • To object storage added as a Veeam Cloud Connect repository. In this case, a Veeam Cloud Connect service provider creates an object storage repository in Veeam Backup & Replication and exposes it as a cloud repository to tenants. Veeam Agent connects to the service provider and uses the Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

To learn more, see Veeam Cloud Connect Repository Settings.

Connection Types

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 object storage, consider the following:

  • If you have a backup job targeted at an object storage added as an extent of a scale-out backup repository in the direct connection mode and you put this extent to the Maintenance or Seal mode during the backup job session while there is no connection between Veeam Backup & Replication and the object storage, the current and subsequent backup job sessions will end successfully.

To learn about modes you can put extents of scale-out backup repositories to, see the Service Actions with Scale-Out Backup Repositories section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.