Capacity Tier

Capacity tier is an additional tier of storage that can be attached to a scale-out backup repository. Data from the scale-out backup repository performance extents can be transported to the capacity tier for long-term storage. You can use the performance tier with almost all types of jobs and tasks that Veeam Backup & Replication runs. For a list of unsupported scenarios, see Limitations for Capacity Tier.

This feature is most useful in the following cases:

  • You are running out of storage space.
  • Your organization policies allow you to store only a certain amount of data on your extents, while the outdated data should be stored elsewhere.
  • You seek to store data on several sites to ensure its safety in case of a disaster.

With capacity tier, you can perform the following operations:

Supported Types of Object Storage Repositories

The capacity tier consists of multiple capacity extents. The capacity extent can be either a cloud-based object storage repository or on-premises object storage repository, such as:

  • S3-compatible object storage repository
  • Amazon S3
  • AWS Snowball Edge
  • Microsoft Azure Blob storage
  • Microsoft Azure Data Box
  • IBM Cloud Object storage
  • Google Cloud Object storage
  • Wasabi Cloud Object storage
  • [For Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1.2 (build and later] Veeam Data Cloud Vault

Before an object storage repository can be configured as the capacity extent, it must be added to Veeam Backup & Replication. For more information, see Adding Object Storage Repositories.

The capacity extents are displayed in the scale-out backup repository wizard, on the Capacity Tier step.

For information on configuring capacity tier and synchronizing capacity tier data, see Add Capacity Tier.

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