Backup Infrastructure Components

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    After you integrate Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure with Veeam Backup & Replication, the backup infrastructure will consist of the following components:

    1. Veeam Backup & Replication

    An application where you can manage backup infrastructure components, perform restore from image-level backups and snapshots of Microsoft Azure VMs, copy Azure VM backups to secondary repositories and tapes, and perform other operations.

    1. Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication

    An installer component that deploys services required for integration with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.

    1. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance

    The main component that performs backup and restore operations in the Microsoft Azure environment.

    In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can connect to an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance or launch the deployment of a new one.

    1. Worker instances

    Temporary Linux-based Microsoft Azure VMs that are created by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to perform backup and restore operations. A worker instance is deployed for each VM included in the running backup policy or restore process. After the backup or restore process completes, the worker instance is immediately removed.

    1. Blob storage backup repositories

    Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication supports two types of Blob storage backup repositories:

    1. Standard backup repositories

    A folder in a blob container where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure stores image-level backups of Azure VM and SQL databases. For more information on standard backup repositories, see Adding Backup Repositories.

    1. Archive repositories

    A folder in a blob container where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure stores archive backups of Azure VMs and SQL databases. For more information on archive, see Adding Backup Repositories.

    1. Additional repositories and tape devices

    Additional repositories are any backup repositories where Veeam Backup & Replication copies the Azure VM backups if you perform backup copy. For more information on backup repositories, see the Backup repositories section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. You can also use tape devices to store copies of your backup files. For more information on how to back up to tapes, see the Machines Backup to Tape section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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