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  • Your organization policies allow you to store only a certain amount of data on your extents, while the outdated data should be stored elsewhere.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 a single capacity extent. The capacity extent can be either cloud-based object storage repository or on-premises object storage repository, such as:

  • S3-compatible object storage repository
  • Amazon S3
  • Microsoft Azure Blob storage
  • Microsoft Azure Data Box
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • Google 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 extent is displayed in the scale-out backup repository wizard, on the Add Capacity Tier step.  

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


Before you start using the capacity tier, make sure to check the pricing plans of your cloud storage provider to avoid additional costs for offloading and downloading backup data.

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