Deployment and Configuration

To configure integration of Veeam Backup & Replication with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, complete the following steps:

  1. Install or upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication.

Install or upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication up to the required version.

For more information on how to install or upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication, see the Installing Veeam Backup & Replication and Upgrading Veeam Backup & Replication sections in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  1. Install or upgrade Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication.

Install or upgrade Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication on the same machine where Veeam Backup & Replication is installed. For more information on installation and upgrade, see the Installing Plug-In and Upgrading Plug-In sections.

  1. Add a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance.

You have two options for adding a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance:

  • If you have already installed Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, you can connect an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. For more information, see Connecting to Existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Appliances.
  • If you have not installed Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, you can deploy a new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication deploys Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure on an Azure VM automatically. For more information on how to deploy a new appliance, see Deploying New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Appliances.

After you have added an appliance, we recommend that you set up configuration backup to reduce the risk of data loss. For more information, see Performing Configuration Backup and Restore.

  1. [Optional, for newly added Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance] Configure worker instances.

After you add a new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance, open its Web UI component and configure network settings for worker instances. For more information on worker instances and how to configure them, see the Worker Instances section in the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide.

  1. Add standard backup repositories.

Adding standard backup repositories may be optional or required:

  • If you connect to an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance, you can omit adding standard repositories since all configured repositories are added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure automatically. However, you can add standard backup repositories if required.
  • If you deploy a new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance, you may require to add standard backup repositories — but only in case you want backup policies to produce image-level backups of VMs or backups of SQL databases, or other resources.

For more information on how to deploy standard backup repositories, see Deploying Standard Backup Repositories.

  1. [Optional] Add archive repositories

Add archive repositories if you want to store image-level backups of Azure VMs and SQL databases for long periods of time at lower costs. For more information on how to add archive repositories, see Deploying Archive Backup Repositories.

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