Step 2. Specify Object Storage Account
At the Account step of the wizard, specify the connection settings:
- From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access your Amazon S3 object storage.
If you already have a credentials record that was configured in advance, select it from the drop-down list. Otherwise, click Add and provide your access and secret keys, as described in Access Keys for AWS Users. You can also click the Manage cloud accounts link to add, edit or remove a credentials record.
The user account must have permissions listed in Permissions.
- From the AWS region drop-down list, select the geographical location of the Amazon datacenter.
- To specify how Veeam Backup & Replication will access the object storage repository, click Choose and in the Connection mode window specify the following settings:
- Direct — select this option if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to use a proxy server to transfer data from processed VM or file share to object storage repositories.
Consider the following:
- Through gateway server — select this option if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to use gateway servers to transfer data from processed machines or file shares to object storage repositories. From the Name list, select gateway servers that you want to use for data transfer operations.
The gateway server should have direct connection to AWS service endpoints. HTTP(S) proxy servers are not supported. For more information, see Ports.
By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. You can choose any Microsoft Windows or Linux server that is added to your backup infrastructure and has internet connection. Note that you must add the server to the backup infrastructure beforehand. Before you add the server, check the following Considerations and Limitations. For more information on how to add a server, see Virtualization Servers and Hosts.