Step 5. Configuring Object Storage Repositories
An object storage repository is a repository intended for long-term data storage. It can be based on either a cloud solution or an S3 compatible storage solution. Configuring an object storage repositories is an optional step.
Veeam Backup & Replication supports the following types of object storage repositories:
- S3 compatible
- Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon Snowball Edge
- Google Cloud
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure Blob, Azure Archive Storage and Azure Data Box
In this section, you will learn how to configure Amazon S3 Compatible storage system as a backup repository.
Before You Begin
Before you add an object storage repository, check limitations. To learn about limitations for different storage repositories, see Considerations and Limitations in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Configuring Object Storage Repository
To add an object storage repository to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, do the following:
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view. In the inventory pane, right-click the Backup Repositories node and select Add Backup Repository. In the Add Backup Repository dialog, select Object Storage.
- In the Object Storage dialog, select Amazon S3.
- At the Name step of the wizard, specify the name and description for the object storage repository.
- At the Account step of the wizard, specify the connection settings:
- [For AWS Snowball Edge, Azure Data Box, S3 Compatible, IBM Cloud] In the Service point / Service endpoint field, specify a service point address of your object storage.
- From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access your object storage. If you already have a credentials record that was configured in advance, select such a record from the drop-down list. Otherwise, click Add and provide your access and secret keys. For more information, see Cloud Credentials Manager in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
- In the Region / Data center region drop-down list, select a region type.
If your organization has NAT or different types of firewalls and your access to the internet is limited, you may want to use a gateway server. To do so, select the Use the following gateway server check box and choose a server from the list.
- At the Bucket step of the wizard, specify how your data will be stored.
- [For Amazon S3] From the Data center region drop-down list, select a region.
- From the Bucket drop-down list, select a bucket. Make sure that the bucket you want to use to store your backup data was created in advance.
[For Azure Blob, Azure Data Box] From the Container drop-down list, select a container. Make sure that the container you want to use to store your backup data was created in advance.
- In the Folder / Select Folder field, select a cloud folder to which you want to map your object storage repository. To do it, click Browse and either select an existing folder or create a new one by clicking New Folder.
To define a soft limit for your object storage consumption that can be exceeded temporarily, select the Limit object storage consumption to check box and provide the value in TB or PB.
[For Amazon S3, S3 Compatible] To prohibit deletion of blocks of data from object storage, select the Make recent backups immutable for check box and specify the immutability period.
[For Amazon S3] If you plan to access your backup data rarely, select the Use infrequent access storage class check box. To enable Amazon S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access, select the Store backups in a single availability zone only check box. For more information, see this Amazon article.
- At the Mount Server step, leave the default settings.
- At the Summary step of the wizard, review the settings and click Finish.
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view and click the Backup Repositories node. The added object storage repository must be available in the working area.
For details on adding object storage repositories, see the Adding Object Storage Repositories section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.