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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
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Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service

Short Description

Connects to Amazon S3 object storage.

Applies to

Platform: VMware, Hyper-V

Product Edition: Community, Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus

Syntax

Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service -Account <VBRAmazonAccount> -RegionType <VBRAmazonRegionType> {Global | Government |China} [-GatewayServer <CHost>] [-ServiceType <VBRAmazonServiceType> {ExternalRepository | CapacityTier}][<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet connects to Amazon S3 object storage. It creates the IVBRAmazonS3Connection object that contains connection settings for Amazon S3 object storage. You can use these settings to add Amazon S3 object storage into your Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure as an external repository or as an object storage repository.

Run Add-VBRAmazonS3Repository to add Amazon S3 as an object storage repository. Veeam Backup & Replication will use this repository to implement the capacity tier option for the scale-out repository.

Run Add-VBRAmazonS3ExternalRepository to add Amazon S3 as an external repository.

Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service Note:

Mind the following:

  • It is recommended to disconnect the Amazon S3 session at the end. Otherwise, the information that you get within the session will not be refreshed when you connect again, and outdated data will be used then. Run Disconnect-VBRAmazonS3Service to stop the session.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

Accept
Wildcard
Characters

Account

Specifies an Amazon S3 credentials record. Veeam Backup & Replication will use this credentials record to connect to Amazon S3 object storage.

Accepts the VBRAmazonAccount type.

True

Named

True (ByValue)

 

RegionType

Specifies the region type of Amazon S3 object storage. Veeam Backup & Replication will connect to the selected region type to set up a connection with Amazon S3 object storage. You can select the following types of regions:

  • Global
  • Government
  • China

True

Named

False

 

GatewayServer

Specifies a gateway server that you want to use to access Amazon S3 object storage.

False

Named

False

 

ServiceType

Specifies the type of the backup repository. The cmdlet will add the object storage as the specified type of the backup repository to backup infrastructure.

  • ExternalRepository - use this option to add Amazon S3 object storage as an external backup repository.
  • CapacityTier - use this option to add Amazon S3 object storage as an object storage repository.

False

Named

False

 

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.

Return Type

Example 1

This example shows how to connect to Amazon S3 object storage and to use it as an object storage repository.

  1. Run Get-VBRAmazonAccount to get the Amazon S3 credentials record. Use the AccessKey parameter to get the credentials record by the Amazon S3 access key. Save the result to the $account variable.
  2. Run Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service with the $account variable. Specify the CapacityTier option for the ServiceType parameter and the Global option for the RegionType parameter. Save the result to the $connect variable. You will need this variable to disconnect from Amazon S3 object storage.

$account = Get-VBRAmazonAccount -AccessKey "ABCDEFGHIGKLMNOP"

$connect = Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service -Account $account -RegionType Global -ServiceType CapacityTier

Example 2

This example shows how to connect to Amazon S3 object storage to use it as an external repository.

  1. Run Get-VBRAmazonAccount to get the Amazon S3 credentials records. Use the Id parameter to get the credentials record by the Amazon S3 access key. Save the result to the $account variable.
  1. Run Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service with the $account variable. Specify the ExternalRepository option for the ServiceType parameter and the Global option for the RegionType parameter. Save the result to the $connect variable. You will need this variable to disconnect from  Amazon S3 object storage.

$account = Get-VBRAmazonAccount -Id "936edf7c-7cf3-4ddc-9895-c7485ef4bb2c"

$connect = Connect-VBRAmazonS3Service -Account $account -RegionType Global -ServiceType ExternalRepository

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