Step 3. Specify Storage Account Settings
At the Account step of the wizard, specify settings for an account which will be used to connect to Azure Blob storage:
- From the Credentials drop-down list, select credentials of a Microsoft Azure storage account whose type is supported and that has permissions to access the Blob storage resources. For more information on permissions, see the Required Permissions section.
If you have not added credentials beforehand, click the Manage cloud accounts link or the Add button to add the necessary credentials. For more information on adding credentials, see the Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
- From the Gateway server drop-down list, select a gateway server that will be used to access Blob storage.
The gateway server caches data when you copy backups and restore application items. The gateway server helps you decrease the amount of traffic being sent over the network and reduce data transfer costs. For more information on caching data, see the Cache section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. If the Veeam Backup & Replication server resides in a region that differs from the Azure region where your Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure resides, choose a server that is located close to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance. You can choose any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and has internet connection. Note that the server must be added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure beforehand. For more information on how to add a server, see the Virtualization Servers and Hosts section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.