Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts (Shared Key)

You can create a credentials record for a Microsoft Azure storage account to connect to the following types of accounts:

  • Azure Blob storage added as an object storage repository, a performance extent or capacity extent of a scale-out backup repository. Use this option to store data on Azure Blob storage.
  • Azure Archive storage added as an archive extent of a scale-out backup repository. Use this option to store data on Azure Blob storage.
  • Azure Blob storage added as an external repository repository. Use this option to copy, import and restore backups created by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure from external to on-premises repositories.
  • Microsoft Azure Blob storage added as a source of unstructured data. Use this option to backups data located on Azure Blob storage repository and restore backed-up data.
  • [For Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1.2 (build 12.1.2.172) and later] Veeam Data Cloud Vault added as an object storage repository, a performance extent or capacity extent of a scale-out backup repository. Use this option to store data on Veeam Data Cloud Vault.

Storage Accounts Supported Types

The following types of storage accounts are supported.

Storage account type

Supported services

Supported performance tiers

Supported access tiers

General-purpose V2

Blob (block blobs only)

Standard

Hot: to store data that you access frequently.

Cool: to store data that you access infrequently.

Cold: to store data that you access infrequently. Can be set only for blobs. Supported in Archive Tier object storage systems.

Archive: to store data that you access rarely. Can be set only for blobs. Supported in Archive Tier object storage systems.

Consider the following:

  • For Azure Blob storage Veeam Backup & Replication will use the access tier that you specified at the Container step of the New Object Storage wizard.
  • For Azure Archive storage Veeam Backup & Replication will use the access tier that you specified at the Access Tier step of the New Object Storage wizard.

BlobStorage

General-purpose V1

Blob (block blobs only)

Standard

N/A

BlockBlobStorage

Blob (block blobs only)

Premium

N/A

For more information about the types of storage accounts in Azure, see Microsoft Docs.

Important

Microsoft Azure Blob storage accounts with the hierarchical namespace are not supported.

Adding Microsoft Azure Storage Account

To create a record for a Microsoft Azure storage account:

  1. From the main menu, select Credentials and Passwords > Cloud Credentials.
  2. Click Add > Microsoft Azure storage account.
  3. In the Account field, enter the storage account name.
  4. In the Shared key field, enter the storage account shared key. To view the entered key, click and hold the eye icon on the right of the field.

Note

The Allow storage account key access option for Shared Key authorization must be enabled in the storage account. For more information on how to find this option, see Microsoft Docs.

  1. In the Description field, enter an optional description for the credentials record.

Tip

If you do not have a Microsoft Azure storage account, you can create it in the Azure portal, as described in the Azure Storage Documentation.

Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts (Shared Key))) 

Related Topics

Object Storage Repository

Scale-Out Backup Repositories

External Repositories

Page updated 5/20/2024

Page content applies to build 12.1.2.172