Step 2. Specify General Settings
At the VM Configuration step of the wizard, do the following:
- From the Region drop-down list, select a region where new worker instances will operate. You must select the same region where the target Azure storage account belongs.
- Choose the size of VMs that will operate as worker instances:
- Click the link next to VM size to open the list of the available Azure VM sizes.
- In the Select VM size window, select the necessary size of an Azure VM and click OK.
The default type of the worker instance:
- For creating image-level backups of Azure VMs, backups of Azure SQL databases and performing restore operations - Standard_F2s_v2 with Intel Xeon CPU (2 cores) and 4 GB RAM.
- For creating archive backups - Standard_E2_v4, with Intel Xeon CPU (2 cores) and 16 GB RAM.
For more information on Azure VM sizes, see Microsoft Docs.
- In the Min field, specify the number of workers that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure must deploy after you create a new worker configuration. This allows you to reduce the amount of time required to perform the operation.
After the backup or restore process completes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure keeps running the minimum number of worker instances for 10 minutes, and the rest are removed from the backup infrastructure. To reduce the cost, set the minimum number of worker instances to 0.
- In the Max field, specify the maximum number of workers that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can deploy and use simultaneously during a backup or restore operation.
Each worker can process data of only one Azure VM or SQL database at a time. If the number of VMs and databases that must be processed exceeds the maximum number of workers specified in the worker configuration, the VMs and databases exceeding this limit will be queued.