Step 4. Specify Object Storage Settings

At the Container step of the wizard, specify the container, the folder that will be used to store data and select an access tier in which Veeam Backup & Replication will keep blobs. For more information on access tiers, see Microsoft Docs.

  1. From the Container drop-down list, select a container.

Make sure that the container where you want to store your backup data was created in advance.


The default Root container is not supported. For more information about this container, see Microsoft Docs.


  1. To the right of the Folder field, click Browse and either select an existing folder or click New Folder.
  1. 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.
  1. 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-VBRAzureBlobRepository cmdlet.

  1. If you plan to access your backup data infrequently, select the Use Cool Tier (may result in higher cost) check box. Veeam Backup & Replication will keep blobs in cool access tier.


Consider the following:

  • If you do not use this option, Veeam Backup & Replication will use the access tier that you have set up for the storage account.
  • 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.

Specify Object Storage Settings

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