How do I migrate Veeam v12 Backups from Microsoft Azure Blob 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. More info on how Veeam works with Wasabi can be found in our Veeam with Wasabi Solution Overview.

Version 12 of Veeam's Backup and Replication software introduces the "Move Backup" and direct to object storage features. This article provides the procedure to migrate historical backups stored in Microsoft Azure Blob to Wasabi cloud storage using Move Backup. 

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.

Historical backups which are stored on Microsoft Azure Blob accounts can be migrated to Wasabi using Veeam's "Move Backup" feature.


Table of Contents

  1. Prerequisites 
  2. Migrate Backups to Wasabi


1. Prerequisites

  • Active Wasabi Storage account
  • Veeam Backup and Replication version 12 software installed and licensed. 
  • A valid Veeam license that supports capabilities for object storage.
  • Completed backup jobs to Microsoft Azure Blob cloud storage.
  • Wasabi object storage repository created. Follow steps in section 4 of Create a Backup job in Veeam v12 knowledge base article.


2. Migrate Backups to Wasabi

This section details the steps to move backups stored in Azure Blob repository to a Wasabi repository.

2.1 Select the Backup job to be migrated by navigating to "Home" and then "Backups". Once the backup is selected click on "Move Backup" to move the backup to Wasabi.

Note: In our example, the backup job "VM Backup to Azure" is writing backups to "Azure repo1" which is using Microsoft Azure Blob storage. 


2.2 Select the Wasabi repository where the backup is to be moved and click "OK". 


2.3 The Move Backup window will show the progress of migration. Close the window when the migration is finished.


2.4 You can verify that the backup is now migrated to Wasabi by clicking on Backups in the Home tab. The repository of the migrated backup now shows as the Wasabi repository.  


2.5 All future backups on that backup job will be written to Wasabi. Verify that the target repository for the backup job is now your Wasabi repository by clicking on "Jobs" in the "Home" tab. 





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