How do I use a Backup Copy Job in Veeam v11 with Wasabi?

Wasabi is a member of Veeam's cloud partner ecosystem. We have worked with Veeam closely to offer both a seamless implementation, and a smooth transition to cloud storage. More info on how Veeam works with Wasabi can be found in our Veeam with Wasabi Solution Overview.

Note: The data restoration process is handled by your specific backup software application. As there are many potential variables that will affect your unique environment, it is strongly recommended that you seek the guidance of your backup software's technical support team in the event that you encounter difficulty, or have application-specific inquiries.

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Native S3 interface: The Veeam v11 release has continued its native support of the S3 interface for Veeam's Backup & Replication product. This native S3 interface allows Veeam customers to use S3-compatible storage such as Wasabi, as a Capacity Tier.  Veeam customers should contact their Veeam account team for specific details.

Note:

  • The steps outlined below require the Veeam v11 release. For other release versions, please check our Main Veeam KB Article.
  • The Veeam application requires base licensing of "Enterprise" or "Enterprise Plus" in order to leverage the Scale-Out Backup Repository feature. The SOBR is required for Wasabi Integration. Contact your Veeam sales representative to learn more about Veeam licensing. You can read more about Veeam Licensing on the Veeam Product Features Comparison page.

Pre-requisites:

  • Historically completed Backup Jobs.
  • A new Scale-out Backup Repository to use for a Backup Copy Job.

1. Navigate to "Home", click "Backup Copy", then click "Virtual Machine".

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2. Input a name and description, then click "Next".

Note: In this example, we are selecting "Immediate copy", in order to demonstrate showing data in Wasabi as soon as possible.

  • Selecting "Immediate copy"
    • Mirrors all restore points that are in the selected Backup Job.
  • Selecting "Periodic copy"
    • The Backup Copy Job only mirrors the latest available restore point. Given the scenario of running your Backup Job daily, and running your Backup Copy Job weekly, using "Periodic copy" will only copy over the latest restore point into Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage. This can save both bandwidth, and storage capacity, for slower connections.

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3. Click "Add", choose backups from a Backup Job that has already completed, click "OK", then click "Next".

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4. From the drop down menu, choose the scale out repository, then click "Next".

Caution: This Backup Repository must be a different repository than the Scale-out Backup Repository which is configured for your Backup Job.

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5. Select your retention period, and/or GFS backups to retain, then click "Next".

  • "Retention policy"
    • How many days of backups, or restore points, you wish to keep in your Backup Copy Job Scale-out Backup Repository.
  • "Keep certain full backups longer for archival purposes"
    • Retain additional GFS(Grandfather/Father/Son) backups above and beyond the configured Retention Policy.
    • This allows you to store Weekly, Monthly, Yearly full backups in addition to the days/restore points.

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6. Leave the default value for "Data Transfer", then click "Next".

  • "Direct"
    • Copies Data directly from the source backup repository, to the target backup repository.
  • "Through built-in WAN accelerators"
    • For advanced users, with WAN acceleration devices deployed between the source and target repositories. For more information please see the Veeam WAN Acceleration Docs.

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7. Set up your schedule for the Backup Copy Job, then click "Apply".

  • Selecting "Any Time"
    • Runs the job any time during any day.
  • Selecting "During the following time periods only"
    • Allows you to schedule the Backup Copy Job to run only during the selected timeframes.

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8. On the "Summary" page, click "Finish".

Note: Selecting "Enable the job when I click Finish" will start the Backup Copy Job immediately.

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9. Review the status of the newly created job, and make sure it starts to run.

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10. In the "Success" panel, validate that both the Backup Job, and the Job Offload are successful.

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11. Once the job completes, confirm the backup data in your Wasabi bucket.

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