How do I use Veeam v12 NAS backup 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.

Veeam version 12 introduces direct to object storage and immutability support for NAS backups. Now customers can protect their NAS devices by creating immutable backups and storing directly to Wasabi's object storage repositories. This article details the procedure to backup NAS devices to Wasabi's object storage. 

Note: Immutable backups can be created by enabling immutability while creating the Wasabi object storage repository. For more details refer to Wasabi Veeam Object Lock Integration.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Prerequisites 
  2. Architecture Diagram
  3. Add NFS Share

  4. Create a Backup Job

 

1. Prerequisites

  • Active Wasabi Storage account
  • Veeam Backup and Recovery version 12 software installed and licensed. The steps outlined below require the Veeam v10 release. For other release versions, please check our Main Veeam KB Article.
  • A valid Veeam license that supports capabilities for object storage.
  • A NAS device deployed and configured. 
  • Wasabi object storage repository created. Follow steps in section 3 of Create a Backup job in Veeam v12 knowledge base article.

2. Architecture Diagram

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3. Add NFS Share

3.1 Navigate to "Inventory", then click "File Shares". Click "Add File Shares".

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3.2 Click "NFS" share.

Note: The following example walks through adding an NFS share. Please reach out to Veeam if you have questions about your specific configuration.

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3.3 Input the "NFS path", then click "Next".

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3.4 Choose your local backup repository from the dropdown, then click click "Apply".

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3.5 Review the "Apply" page, then click "Next".

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3.6 Review the "Summary" page, then click "Finish".

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4. Create a Backup Job for the NAS device

4.1 From the Home tab in VBR, click on "Jobs". Click on "Backup Job" and then click on "File Share".

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

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4.3 In the Files and Folder tab, click "Add".

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4.4 Select the Folders to be backed up and click "OK".

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4.5 Click "Next" to continue.

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4.6 Select the Wasabi backup repository and set "Keep all file versions for the last" 1 day. Click "Next" to continue.

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4.7 In the Archive Repository tab, configure the following and click "Next".

  • Check the Archive file versions and select the Wasabi repository for archiving.
  • Check the Archive recent file versions to immediately copy all backed up file versions to archive repository.
  • Check Archive oldest file versions to an appropriate value.

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4.8 Leave the default settings. Click "Apply" to continue.

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4.9 Check "Run the job when I click Finish" to start the job immediately. Click "Finish" to create the Backup job.

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4.10 Navigate to "Home", under "Jobs" click on the job that was created above. Once the job completes, the following output is expected.

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Note: To manually invoke a backup offload, the data on the NAS requires a change. I have copied over an additional 1 GB data file. This change will invoke the offload logic within Veeam to begin to offload the first backup.

 

4.11 Once the data change is complete, navigate to "Home", then "Jobs" and click "Backup". Right-click the Backup Job for NFS and click "Start".

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4.12 Once the job completes, data is uploaded to the archive repository. 

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