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. Microsoft Azure Blob storage

    Microsoft Azure Blob storage that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses as backup repositories to store image-level backups of Azure VMs.

    1. Secondary repositories and tape devices

    Backup repositories where Veeam Backup & Replication copies the Azure VM backups if you perform backup copy. You can also use tape devices to store copies of your backup files.

    Backup infrastructure

    What You Do Next

    Deploy and Configure Infrastructure

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