How do I create a Backup Job in Veeam v12 to Backup to 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. Veeam with Wasabi Solution Overview provides more information on the Wasabi-Veeam partnership and solutions.

Veeam's Backup and Replication software version 12 provides direct to Wasabi object storage functionality for backup and backup copy jobs. This article provides the procedure to backup directly to Wasabi's object storage without using a Scale-out backup repository.

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Prerequisites 
  2. Architecture Diagram
  3. Create Wasabi as an Object Repository 
  4. Create a Backup Job


1. Prerequisites

  • Active Wasabi Storage account
  • Wasabi bucket created and the access and secret keys available.
  • Veeam Backup and Replication version 12 software installed and licensed. For other release versions, please check our Main Veeam KB Article.
  • A valid Veeam license that supports capabilities for object storage.
  • Virtual machines to be backed up added to the Veeam B&R application.


2. Architecture Diagram

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3. Create Wasabi as an Object Repository

In Veeam version 12, Veeam Backup and Replication software can directly backup to Wasabi object cloud storage. You will need to have already created a Wasabi bucket to be used for this repository. You will also need the Access Key and the Secret Key to access the Wasabi bucket.

Follow the below steps to add Wasabi as an object storage repository on Veeam.

3.1  On the "Backup Infrastructure" tab, click on "Backup Repositories" and then click "Add Repository" to open the add backup repository wizard.


3.2 Click on "Object storage" to select the type of backup repository.


3.3 Click on "Wasabi Cloud Storage" to select Wasabi as the object storage.


3.4 Input a Name and an optional description for the object storage repository. Then click "Next".


3.5 Input the Region, then click "Add" to input the access and secret keys.

Note: This configuration example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-1 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in our Wasabi Service URLs article.


3.6 Input your Wasabi Access key and Secret key credentials. Then, click "OK". 


3.7 Click "Next" to continue.


3.8 Click "Browse" beside the "Bucket" to choose an existing Wasabi bucket. Then click "Browse" beside the "Folder" and create a new folder by clicking "New Folder" in the folder window. Input a name for the folder and click "OK". Then click "Next".

Limit object storage consumption: Defines a soft limit that can be exceeded temporarily for your object storage consumption. Provide the value in TB or PB.

Immutable Backups: To create immutable backups click the radio button to check the "Make recent backups immutable for" and configure the number of days to make backups immutable. For more details refer to Wasabi Veeam Object Lock Integration.


3.9 In the Mount server tab, keep the default values and click "Next".


3.10 Click "Apply" in the Review tab.


3.11 Click "Next" in the Apply tab to continue.


3.12 Review the Summary and click "Finish" to create the Wasabi repository.


3.13 You can view the newly created Object repository by clicking on "Backup Repositories" in the "Backup Infrastructure" tab.



4. Create a Backup Job

This section lists the steps to create a new "Backup Job" to backup to the newly created Wasabi Object storage repository.

4.1 From the Home tab, click on "Backup Job" and then click "Virtual Machine". 

Note: This example creates a backup job for a virtual machine. You can select the appropriate options from the list.


4.2 Input a name for the backup job, and an optional description, then click "Next".


4.3 Choose the virtual machine by clicking on "Add" and then selecting the VM from the list. You  can also search for a VM in the search box at the bottom. Once the VM is selected, click "Add".


4.4 Click "Next" to continue.


4.5 Select the backup repository that was created in section 4 above from the list. Click "Next" to continue. Optionally Configure Backup Storage Settings-

  • Keep certain full backups longer for archival purposes-Checking this option will allow you to configure GFS(Grandfather/Father/Son) backups, which are kept in addition to your backups kept by the retention policy. For more information, please see the Veeam GFS Docs.
  • Configure secondary destinations for this job-Checking this will allow you to assign this backup to be backed up by different type of job called a "Backup Copy Job". A "Backup Copy Job", is a separate job that makes copies of an existing "Backup Job" when it runs. In order to check this box, you will need to have an existing "Backup Copy Job" already created. For more information, please see the Veeam Backup Copy Docs.

Note: The Retention Policy here determines the number of days, or restore points, for which your backup jobs will be retained after its successful job.


4.6 Click "Next" to continue with default settings. Optionally configure Guest Processing Options.

Note: To read about the Veeam Specific Guest Procession Options please see the Veeam Guest Processing Docs.


4.7 Leave default values for "Schedule", then click "Apply". Optionally configure Scheduling settings to run the backup job automatically.

Note: To read about the Veeam Specific Scheduling Options please see the Veeam Job Scheduling Docs.


4.8 On the "Summary" page, check "Run the job when I click Finish" to initiate the backup job, then click "Finish".


4.9 You can now see the backup job running by clicking on the "Home" tab and "Jobs". Click on the backup job to view details for that job. 


4.10 To manually run the backup job click on "Home" and then "Jobs". Select the backup job to be started and click on "Start".




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