Step 5. Specify Blob Container

At the Container step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. Choose whether you want to use an existing blob container or to create a new one as the target location for image-level backups of Azure VMs and backups of Azure SQL databases:
  • To specify an existing container, select it from the Container drop-down list.

For a container to be displayed in list of available containers, it must be created for the selected storage account in Microsoft Azure as described in Microsoft Docs.

  • To create a new container, click Add. In the New Container window, enter a name for the container. Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically create a container in the same region where the backup appliance resides.


If you want to create the repository with immutability enabled, consider the following:

  • Version-level immutability support must be enabled for the specified blob container. To learn how to enable version-level immutability support for blob containers, see Microsoft Docs.
  • If you choose to create a new container, note that Veeam Backup & Replication can create blob containers with version-level immutability support enabled only in storage accounts with version-level immutability support enabled.
  1. If you want to protect backups stored in the repository from being lost as a result of malware, ransomware or any other malicious actions, you can create the repository with immutability settings enabled. To do that, you must select a Microsoft Azure storage account with version-level immutability support or blob versioning enabled at step 3 of the wizard and a blob container with version-level immutability support enabled.

If the storage account and blob container meet the immutability requirements, the Make backups immutable for the entire duration of their retention policy check box will be automatically selected. For more information, see Immutability.


Consider the following:

  • You cannot create standard repositories with the disabled immutability settings in blob containers with version-level immutability support enabled.
  • You cannot edit the configured immutability settings for the repository.

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