Step 3. Choose Restore Mode and Service Account

At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, choose whether you want to restore Azure SQL databases to the original or a new location and specify the service account settings:

  1. Choose where to restore databases:
  • To restore databases with initial settings to their original location, select Restore to the original location.

If you select this option, you will proceed to the Reason step of the wizard.

  • To restore databases to a different location or with different settings (such as subscription, network settings and so on), select Restore to a new location, or with different settings.

If you select this option, the Restore to Microsoft Azure SQL wizard will include additional steps.


If the backup from which you restore contains databases of multiple SQL servers and this backup was protected using a staging server, you can restore to the original location only databases of the SQL server that was used as a staging server. Other databases can be restored only to a new location or with different settings.

  1. To select a service account, click Pick account to use and, in the Account window, select the account that will be used to access Azure resources. This account must have permissions listed in Required Permissions.

For a service account to be displayed in the drop-down list, it must be added as described in the Adding Azure Service Account section in the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide.

Step 3. Choose Restore Mode and Service Account