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 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:
- 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 AWS 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, click Choose, select the Through a 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.
- From the Data center 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.
- In the 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.
- Follow the next steps of the wizard and 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.