Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts

You can create a credentials record for an account that you plan to use to connect to Microsoft Azure Blob storage.

The following types of storage accounts are supported.

Storage account type

Supported services

Supported performance tiers

Supported access tiers

General-purpose V2

Blob (block blobs only)



Cool: for infrequently accessed data.

Hot: for frequently accessed data.

Archive: for rarely accessed data. Can be set only on blob-level. Supported in Archive Tier object storage systems.

Consider the following:

  • For Azure Blob storage Veeam Backup & Replication will use the access tier that you have set when at the Container step of the New Object Storage wizard.
  • For Azure Archive storage Veeam Backup & Replication will use the archive access tier.


General-purpose V1

Blob (block blobs only)




Blob (block blobs only)



For more information about the types of storage accounts in Azure, see Microsoft Docs.

To create a record for a Microsoft Azure storage account:

  1. From the main menu, select Credentials and Passwords > Cloud Credentials.
  2. Click Add > Microsoft Azure storage account.
  3. In the Account field, enter the storage account name.
  4. In the Shared key field, enter the storage account shared key. To view the entered key, click and hold the eye icon on the right of the field.


The Allow storage account key access option for Shared Key authorization must be enabled in the storage account. For more information on how to find this option, see Microsoft Docs.

  1. In the Description field, enter an optional description for the credentials record.


If you do not have a Microsoft Azure storage account, you can create it in the Azure portal, as described in the Azure Storage Documentation.

Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts 

Related Topics

Object Storage Repository