Managing Service Accounts

For each data protection and disaster recovery operation performed for an Azure resource, you must specify a service account that has access to the resource and a set of permissions that determine what operations are allowed for the resource.

Particularly, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses service accounts to perform the following tasks:

  • To synchronize the Microsoft Azure environment data with the configuration data stored on the backup appliance.
  • To access blob containers used as target locations for backed-up data.
  • To create and remove snapshots of Azure VMs.
  • To create and remove snapshots of Azure file shares.
  • To manage worker instances.


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