Adding Azure Data Box Storage

Azure Data Box is a physical device which you can request for a short period of time from Microsoft. You can temporarily attach it to the backup infrastructure and use it as an object storage. For more information about ordering Azure Data Box and preparing to use it, see Microsoft Docs.

This device may become useful when you need to offload a significant number of backup files occupying storage space on your extents, as offloading data to the Azure Data Box device is much faster than transferring the same amount of data directly to Azure object storage. Once you have offloaded backups to Azure Data Box, you need to ship the device back to Microsoft for further data synchronization with your Azure storage account, as described in section Seeding Backups to Azure Blob Storage.

General Considerations and Limitations

Consider the following:

  • Veeam Cloud Connect service providers can use Azure Data Box only as a capacity extent of a scale-out backup repository.
  • You cannot back up data using Veeam Agent backup job or policy to Azure Data Box devices.

For information about other limitations for Microsoft Azure Data Box storage, see Microsoft Docs.

To add Microsoft Azure Blob storage, use the New Object Storage Repository wizard.

  1. Check prerequisites.
  2. Launch the New Object Storage Repository wizard.
  3. Specify object storage name.
  4. Specify object storage account.
  5. Specify object storage settings.
  6. Finish working with the wizard.

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