How do I use Veeam v10 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.

Native S3 interface: The Veeam v10 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 Cloud Tier.  Veeam customers should contact their Veeam account team for specific details.

Note:

  • The steps outlined below require the Veeam v10 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.

1. Navigate to "Inventory", then click "File Shares".

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2. Click "Add File Shares", then click "NFS share".

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3. Click "SMB", or "NFS" share, provide the "NFS path", then click "Next".

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

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

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5. Review the "Apply" page, then click "Next". Review the "Summary" page, then click "Finish".

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6. Once the newly added NFS share completes, right-click and highlight "Add to backup job" from the menu,  then click "New Job...".

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

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8. Review the "Files and folders" page, then click "Next".

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9. Configure the following, then click "Next":

  • Backup Repository - Choose your local direct-attached repository from drop down. 

Note: This is not the Scale-out Backup Repository. For info on how to create a Backup Repository, follow steps 1-13 in our Veeam V10 Backup Job Guide.

  • "Keep all files versions for the last:" Set this value to "1 day".
  • "Keep previous file versions for:" Check this box, then set the time frame to your desired retention period.
  •  "Archive repository:" Click the dropdown, then choose your Wasabi Cloud Storage backup repository from list.

Note: For information on how to add Wasabi as an Object Storage Repository, follow steps 14-21 in our Veeam V10 Backup Job Guide.

 

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10. Leave default settings for the "Secondary Target", and "Schedule" pages, review the "Summary" page, then click "Finish".

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11. Navigate to "Home", under "Last 24 hours" review the job status. 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 100MB of data. This change will invoke the offload logic within Veeam to begin to offload the first backup.

12. Once the data change is complete, navigate to "Home" -> "Jobs" -> "Backup". Right-click the "NFSBackup Job", then click "Start".

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13. Once the job completes, a restore point is archived to the "Capacity tier". 

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14. Confirm the backup on your Wasabi account.

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