Step 2. Specify Object Storage Account

At the Account step of the wizard, specify the connection settings:

  1. From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access your Azure Archive Storage.

If you already have a credentials record that was configured in advance, select it from the drop-down list. Otherwise, click Add and provide your account name and a shared key, as described in Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts. You can also click the Manage cloud accounts link to add, edit or remove a credentials record.

The user account must have permissions listed in Permissions.


Veeam Backup & Replication archive tier feature does not support Microsoft Azure Stack Hub compute accounts.

  1. From the Region drop-down list, select an Azure region.

To use a gateway server, select the Use the following gateway server check box and choose an appropriate server from the list. You may want to use a gateway server, for example, if your organization has NAT or different types of firewalls and your access to the internet is limited.

You can select any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your backup infrastructure and has internet connection, except Linux servers that have the hardened repository role. For more information on how to add such a server to your environment, see Adding Microsoft Windows Servers and Adding Linux Servers respectively.

If you select the Use the following gateway server check box without specifying the server, by default the role of a gateway server is assigned to the machine where Veeam Backup & Replication is installed.

If you do not select the Use the following gateway server check box, you must make sure that the backup server has direct internet access.

For information on considerations and limitations for using gateway server, see Considerations and Limitations.

Step 2. Specify Object Storage Account