Importing Object Storage Backups

In case a disaster strikes and your Veeam Backup & Replication with a scale-out backup repository becomes unavailable, you can import into another Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure backups located in object storage repositories added as performance, capacity or archive extents of the scale-out backup repository. Once you add the necessary object storage repositories in Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, you can import backups and they will become available for data recovery operations.


If you want to import backups located in standalone object storage repositories or that are added as performance extents of a scale-out backup repository, use the Rescan Backup Repositories option.

Consider the following:

  • The Import Backups option is available only if the object storage is not a part of the scale-out backup repository.
  • Before you start importing backups, make sure to add the object storage repository that stores data you want to import.
  • If you have imported backups from the object storage repository, you will not be able to use it as a standalone repository when you configure a job or as an extent of a scale-out backups repository. To be able to do it, you will need to detach this object storage.
  • The Import Backups option is applicable only to the Capacity Tier backups and Archive Tier backups. It does not support the unstructured data backups.

To import backups, do the following:

  1. Launch the Import Backups wizard.
  2. Specify password.
  3. Wait for import.
  4. Finish working with the wizard.

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