Veeam Backup & Replication supports creating Veeam Agent backups on the cloud repository. Tenants can back up to the cloud not only their VM data but also data stored on physical devices — servers, desktops, laptops, and so on. To let the tenant provide different Veeam Agent users with access to the cloud repository, Veeam Backup & Replication offers the concept of subtenants.
In terms of Veeam Backup & Replication, a subtenant is a user on the tenant side who connects to the SP on their own account and uses their own individual quota on the cloud repository. To learn more, see Subtenant Account and Subtenant Quota.
Consider the following:
Communication between the subtenant and the SP is carried out in the similar way as between the tenant and the SP. The subtenant connects to the SP, configures a backup job targeted at the cloud repository and transmits backed-up data to the SP side. The difference is that the data is transmitted to the cloud repository from the Veeam Agent computer, and not from a VM on a tenant virtualization host.
The tenant can view properties of Veeam Agent backups created by subtenants on the cloud repository and delete such backups from the cloud repository. To recover data from Veeam Agent backups, the tenant can perform the following operations:
- Export computer disks as virtual disks
- Restore guest OS files
In the scenario where the SP and tenant have access to the same Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure, the SP can also provide Veeam Agent users with access to a cloud repository through Active Directory tenant accounts. To learn more, see Active Directory Tenant Account.