Step 3. Configure Repository Settings
At the Account step of the wizard, do the following:
- From the Credentials drop-down list, select credentials of a Microsoft Azure storage account in which the repository will reside. Veeam Backup & Replication will use these credentials to access the repository. For more information on supported types of storage accounts, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts.
Note that the Enable storage account key access option must be enabled in the storage account settings for Shared Key authorization. For more information, see Microsoft Docs.
For credentials to be displayed in the list of available credentials, they must be added to the Cloud Credentials Manager. If you have not added the credentials to the Cloud Credentials Manager beforehand, you can do it without closing the wizard. To do that, click either the Manage cloud accounts link or the Add button. Then, in the Credentials window, specify the storage account name and the access key generated for the account.
If you want to create the repository with immutability enabled, make sure that either version-level immutability support or blob versioning is enabled on the specified storage account, and the default time-based retention policy is not configured for the account. For more information, see the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide, section How Immutability Works.
- [Applies only if you choose to create a standard repository] From the Gateway server drop-down list, select a gateway server that will be used to access the repository.
For a server to be displayed in the Gateway server list, it must be added to the backup infrastructure. For more information on gateway servers, see Architecture Overview.