Step 2. Specify Object Storage Account
At the Account step of the wizard, specify the connection settings:
- From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access your Azure Blob storage.
If you already have a credentials record that was configured in advance, select such a record 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.
- From the Region drop-down list, select an Azure region.
Veeam Backup & Replication does not support Azure Germany since Microsoft closed Microsoft Cloud Deutschland.
- Next to the Connection mode field, click Choose and specify how a VMware backup proxy will transfer data to the object storage repository:
- Direct — select this option if you want a backup proxy to transfer data from the processed machines or file shares directly to object storage repositories.
Consider the following:
- Through gateway server — select this option if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to use gateway servers to transfer data from processed machines or file shares to object storage repositories. From the Name list, select gateway servers that you want to use for data transfer operations.
By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. You can choose any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your backup infrastructure and has internet connection. Note that you must add the server to the backup infrastructure beforehand. Before you add the server, check the following Considerations and Limitations. For more information on how to add a server, see Virtualization Servers and Hosts.