Step 3. Configure Repository Settings
At the Settings step of the wizard, configure settings for the backup repository:
- In the Account section, select an Azure account whose permissions Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will use to access Azure storage accounts that will be used as target locations. For more information on permissions required for the Azure account, see Azure Account Permissions.
For an account to be displayed in the Azure Account list, it must be added to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure as described in sections Adding Azure Service Account and Adding Repository Accounts. If you have not added the necessary repository account to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure beforehand, you can do it without closing the Add Repository wizard. To add an account, click Add and complete the Add Repository Account wizard.
- In the Location section, do the following:
- Click Specify storage account.
In the Select storage account window, select a storage account where the target blob container resides. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will use the account to access the backup repository.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not support creation of backup repositories in storage accounts with the enabled blob soft delete option.
For a storage account to be displayed in the Account list, it must be created in the Microsoft Azure portal as described in Microsoft Docs.
- To select a blob container, click Not specified.
In the Select container window, select a blob container that will be used as a target location for backups of Azure resources.
For a container to be displayed in the Container list, it must be created for the selected storage account in the Microsoft Azure portal as described in Microsoft Docs.
- Specify a folder where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will store backed-up data. You can either select an existing folder or create a new one.
- To create a new folder, select the Create new folder option and specify a name for the folder.
- To use an existing folder, select the Use existing folder option and select the necessary folder.
For a folder to be displayed in the Folder list, it must have been created by any backup appliance as a repository (either existing or already removed from the backup infrastructure) in the selected blob container.
If you choose an existing folder for storing backup files, mind the following:
By default, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure applies retention settings saved in the backup metadata to the imported backup files. However, if the selected folder contains backups of Azure resources that are protected by any backup policy managed by the backup appliance, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will rewrite the saved retention settings and will apply new retention settings from this backup policy to the imported backups after the policy starts.
- [This step applies only if you have selected the Create new folder option] In the Storage class section, choose whether you want to specify a tier or to instruct Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to automatically create 3 separate repositories for hot, cool and archive tiers.
If you select the Choose your tier option, you must specify the access tier type to manage costs of storing backed-up data.
- Select the Hot tier if you plan to access the backed-up data frequently.
- Select the Cool tier if you plan to store backed-up data for at least 30 days and do not need to access it frequently.
- Select the Archive tier if you plan to store backed-up data for at least 180 days. Consider that to restore data from an archive, you first need to retrieve data from it. For more information on how to retrieve data, see Retrieving Data from Archive.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not support archive tiering of storage account with enabled data redundancy (ZRS, GZRS, RA-GZRS) option.
- Select the Inferred tier if you plan to use the same access tier as specified for the storage account where the selected repository resides.
For more information on access tiers for blob storage accounts, see Microsoft Docs.