Before You Begin

Before you add Microsoft Azure Data Box into the Veeam Backup & Replication backup infrastructure, complete the following steps:

Configuring Name Resolutions

To resolve a DNS name of your Azure Data Box device, make sure to add the following DNS addresses to the HOST file that is located on both the Veeam Backup & Replication server and the gateway server (if any additional gateway server is used):

For more information on how to know your <ip_address>, <mydataboxno> and <storageaccountname>, see this Microsoft article.

As an <ip_address>, use any of the IP-addresses listed under the Data N section. You can also use the address specified under the MGMT section, but due to its slow connection rate (limited to 1 GbE), using such an address is not recommended.

The following is an example of the HOST file.

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Before You Begin Note:

Consider the following:

  • Make sure to configure name resolutions on each server that might be used as a gateway.
  • Alternatively, you can create a microsoftdatabox.com DNS zone with corresponding records on your DNS server if you prefer not to modify the HOST file.

Downloading and Installing SSL Certificate

To establish a secure connection to the Azure Data Box device, make sure to download and import an SSL certificate and install it on both the Veeam Backup & Replication server and the gateway server (if any additional gateway server is used).

For more information on how to download an SSL certificate, see this Microsoft article.

When installing a certificate, do the following:

  1. In the Certificate Import Wizard dialog, select Local Machine.
  2. In the Certificate Store step, select Place all certificates in the following store and click Browse.
  3. Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

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Sizing Gateway Server

In case any additional gateway server is used, note that the gateway server requires 8 CPU cores for offload job speed at about 300 MB/sec.

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Gateway Server

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