Step 4. Specify Object Storage Settings
At the Bucket step of the wizard, specify Amazon S3 bucket and folder that will be used to store data:
- From the Data center drop-down list, select the data center region where the bucket is located.
- In the Bucket field, enter a name of the bucket or click Browse to get the necessary bucket.
You must create the bucket where you want to store your backup data beforehand. When you create a bucket, consider Amazon bucket naming rules. It is not recommended that you use dots (.) in the bucket name. For more information on bucket naming rules, see AWS Documentation.
If the FIPS-compliant operation mode is enabled and the bucket you want to add is non-FIPS compliant, the warning will be displayed. For more information, see FIPS Compliance.
- In the Folder field, enter a cloud folder name to which you want to map your object storage repository. Alternatively, click Browse and either select an existing folder or click New Folder.
Veeam Backup & Replication supports specific storage classes. For more information, see Considerations and Limitations.
- Select the Limit object storage consumption to check box to define a soft limit for your object storage consumption. If this limit is exceeded during a job run, Veeam Backup & Replication will complete the job. However, a new job will not be able to start unless you remove the extra data that exceeds the limit or change the soft limit settings. Provide the value in TB or PB.
- Select the Make recent backups immutable for check box to prohibit deletion of blocks of data from object storage. Specify the immutability period. For more information, see Immutability.
Note that the maximum immutability period you can set in the Veeam Backup & Replication UI is 90 days. If you want to set immutability to a longer period, use the Set-VBRAmazonS3Repository cmdlet.
- If you plan to access your backup data in an infrequent manner, select the Use infrequent access storage class check box to mark each block as Standard IA (Standard Infrequent Access).
- To enable Amazon S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access, select the Store backups in a single availability zone only check box. For more information, see AWS Documentation.
If you enable this option and plan to use this object storage as a performance or capacity tier, do not target to this repository any jobs that constantly send backup data to this storage: scheduled regular backup and backup copy jobs that run without GFS, jobs with transactions logs enabled, jobs created by Veeam Enterprise Plug-ins. Otherwise, it will result in higher costs.