Step 3. Specify Object Storage Account

At the Account step of the wizard, specify the connection settings:

  1. From the Credentials drop-down list, select user credentials to access your Azure Archive 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 the credentials record using either your account name and a shared key or specify Microsoft Azure Entra ID storage account. 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 section Permissions.


Consider the following:

  • Keep in mind that in case you add a new Microsoft Azure Entra ID storage account, it takes from 30 to 60 seconds to propagate it on the Microsoft Azure side.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication archive tier feature does not support Microsoft Azure Stack Hub Compute accounts.
  1. From the Region drop-down list, select the Azure region.
  1. Next to the Connection mode field, click Choose and specify how Veeam Backup & Replication will transfer data to the object storage repository:
  • Direct — select this option if you want a backup proxy to transfer data from the processed machines or file shares directly to object storage repositories.


Consider the following:

  • You must locate your proxy server as close as possible to the backup source host.
  • Veeam Agent transfers data to the object storage repositories without a proxy server. Access permissions are granted to Veeam Agents using shared access signatures (SAS). For more information on how Veeam Agent works in direct connection with object storage repositories, see the Access Permissions section in the Veeam Agent Management Guide.
  • 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.

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.

Step 3. Specify Object Storage Account  

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