Capacity Tier

Capacity tier is an additional tier of storage that can be attached to a scale-out backup repository. Data from the scale-out backup repository performance extents can be transported to the capacity tier for long-term storage.  

This feature is most useful if:

  • You are running out of storage space.
  • Your organization policies allow you to store only a certain amount of data on your extents, while the outdated data should be stored elsewhere.
  • You seek to store data on several sites to ensure its safety in case of a disaster.

With capacity tier you can:

The capacity tier consists of multiple capacity extents. The capacity extent can be either a cloud-based object storage repository or on-premises object storage repository, such as:

  • S3-compatible object storage repository
  • Amazon S3
  • AWS Snowball Edge
  • Microsoft Azure Blob storage
  • Microsoft Azure Data Box
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • Google Cloud Object Storage
  • Wasabi Cloud Object Storage

Before an object storage repository can be configured as the capacity extent, it must be added to Veeam Backup & Replication. For more information, see Adding Object Storage Repositories.

The capacity extents are displayed in the scale-out backup repository wizard, on the Capacity Tier step.  

For information on configuring capacity tier and synchronizing capacity tier data, see Add Capacity Tier.

Limitations for Capacity Tier

Consider the following limitations for capacity tier:

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