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

Veeam's Backup and Recovery software version 12 introduces direct to object storage functionality which makes integration with Wasabi easier. This article details the steps to create a backup copy job to write backups to Wasabi.

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 Object Storage Repository 
  4. Create a Backup Copy Job

 

1. Prerequisites

  • Active Wasabi Storage account
  • Veeam Backup and Recovery 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.
  • Historically completed Backup Jobs.

 

2. Architecture Diagram

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3. Create Wasabi as an Object Storage 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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3.7 Click "Next" to continue.

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3.8 Click "Browse" on the Bucket line to choose an existing bucket. On the Folder line click on "Browse", then create a new folder by clicking "New Folder". Input a name for the folder and click "OK".

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.

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

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3.10 Click "Apply" in the Review tab.

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

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

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

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4. Create a Backup Copy Job

4.1 From the Home tab, click on "Jobs" and click "Backup Copy" to create a new backup copy job.

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4.2 Input a name for the job and click "Next". By default Veeam sets the copy mode to Immediate copy.

  • Immediate copy- Mirrors all new restore points created by the backup job.
  • Periodic copy- Mirrors only the latest restore point within the backup copy interval. 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.

For more details on immediate and periodic copy settings please refer to Veeam's documentation.

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4.3 Click on "Add" and then "From Jobs" to select which backup to copy from.

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4.4 Select the backup job that you want to copy and click "OK".

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4.5 Once the backup job has been selected, click "Next".

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4.6 Select the Wasabi storage repository as the backup repository. Set 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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4.7 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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4.8 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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4.9 On the "Summary" page check "Enable the job when I click Finish" to run the job immediately. Click "Finish".

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4.10 Review the status of the newly created job by clicking on "Jobs" from the Home tab and selecting the Backup copy job.

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

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