Adding Backup Repositories Using Console
Depending on whether you want to store backups in a high-performance, high-cost and short-term storage, or a secure, low-cost and long-term storage, you can configure repositories of the following storage classes:
- Standard repositories
Use repositories of the S3 Standard storage class to store data that you plan to access frequently. Backups stored in these repositories are shown under the External Repository node.
To store backups in a standard repository, first add it to the backup infrastructure and then enable image-level backups, VPC backup copy or EFS indexing in the backup policies settings. For more information, see sections Creating EC2 Backup Policies, Creating RDS Backup Policies, Editing VPC Configuration Backup Policy and Creating EFS Backups.
- [Applies only to EC2 and RDS backups] Archive repositories
Use repositories of the S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval storage class to store data that you plan to access infrequently, and S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class to store data that you plan to access once or twice a year. Backups stored in these repositories are shown under the External Repository (Archive) node.
To store backups in archive repository, first add it to the backup infrastructure and then enable backup archiving for any backup policy that will store backups in this repository. For more information, see Creating EC2 Backup Policies.
To learn how backup archiving works, see Enabling Backup Archiving.
Note that you can perform a limited scope of operations with archive repositories from the Veeam Backup & Replication console:
For more information on Amazon S3 storage classes, see AWS Documentation.
How to Add Backup Repositories
After you add a backup appliance to the backup infrastructure, you can configure repositories that will be used to store backups. To do that, use either of the following options:
- Create new repositories.
- Add existing repositories to the backup infrastructure if you have already configured them on the backup appliance.