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Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by Blacktronix » Sep 10, 2015 4:39 pm

Hello fellow Veeam administrators,

I was asked by a customer if it is possible to use VEEAM B&R directly with Microsoft Azure Storage... not StorSimple nor Veeam Cloud Connect... just simply the Azure Storage Blob...

Has anyone tried this yet or is it even possible?

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by PTide » Sep 10, 2015 5:05 pm

Hi,

If somehow you manage to present Azure Storage as a drive/folder to any of your machines then you can use it as a repo. As far as I know that's not possible. The only realistic option in my opinion would be to attach a VHD being kept in storage to an existing azure VM and use that machine as a repo.

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by dellock6 » Sep 12, 2015 2:45 am

There are different solutions to mount Azure Blob (and many other cloud storage solutions...) as a local drive in a system, but I would be REALLY careful on this. The way those disk drivers are designed is to be optimized for a multitude of small files like a regular file system. Veeam backups are basically, from a file system point of view, a small amount of very large files.
This creates issues to those disk drivers because their local cache running in memory is really limited, and because of this they always have to flush the content and read again so many times during a backup. The problem then is that this flush/reload needs to happen over the internet connection...

By the way, this is one of the reasons for Veeam dismissing the Cloud Edition, it was using such a technology and was able to scale to really few VMs. Cloud Connect was exactly designed, among other reasons, to overcome these limits.
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[MERGED] : Using Azure as a backup target?

Post by quantum-it » Jun 08, 2016 6:16 pm

Is anyone familiar with using MS Azure as a backup target? We have a small environment (6-10 VMs) totaling about 150GB in backup space, so using 1TB of just raw cloud storage would seem to be a solid fit, but I wanted to make sure that there aren't any gotchas if I use just a raw block/blob of Azure storage for as my Veeam target, if there are any gotchas I should be looking for?

We have plenty of bandwidth at my location, so that's not going to be a bottleneck.

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by v.Eremin » Jun 09, 2016 6:12 am

We don't support Azure blob storage natively. So, instead of blob you can use either Azure VM virtual disks or check our SPs database and find the one suiting your needs best. Thanks.

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by btmaus » Jul 04, 2017 4:58 am

Hi all,

Just looking into this at the moment. What options do I have to store my Veeam GFS backup data in Azure? Is Blob supported somehow, or can I use Veeam Cloud Connect, any documentation around for that?

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by vmniels » Jul 04, 2017 7:36 am

Currently we don't support Blob storage however this has been announced to come in v10 with the archive tier. Currently you can create a machine within Azure and send data there but not to Blob storage. For more info in regards to v10 have a look at https://go.veeam.com/v10
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[MERGED] Veeam and Azure Blob Storage

Post by RRouch » Jan 24, 2018 6:54 pm

Everyone,

Does anyone know if creating a backup repository in Azure Blob Storage or utilizing another method to back up to blobs in Azure was included in the Backup & Replication v9.5 U3 update? Or is this still planned for v10?

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Re: Veeam and Azure Blob Storage

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 25, 2018 7:30 am

Hi Randy,

This is still planned for the future. I cannot give you a timeline. As we like to say at Veeam, it is ready when it is ready :-)

PS: Welcome to the forums!

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[MERGED] Native Support for Cloud Object Storage (Azure Blob

Post by DANCHUFT » Feb 21, 2018 10:57 am

Hi,

Back in May 2017 there was a news item around Veeam and Microsoft extending the storage alliance to deliver "Unprecedented Availability for the Always On Cloud".

https://www.veeam.com/news/veeam-and-mi ... cloud.html

Part of the announcement, referring to the upcoming V10 release (which I know will be reached via increments to v9.5, u4, u5 etc) mentioned a new feature which was:

Native Support for Cloud Object Storage (Azure Blob) in NEW Veeam Availability Suite v10

Veeam announced a new Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR) support for cloud object storage as an Archive Tier extent. This new functionality, arriving with Veeam Availability Suite v10, enables customers to archive Veeam backups to Azure Blob storage. This native support helps customers to leverage Azure to reduce long-term data archival, retention and compliance costs.


Are there any further updates on when the native support for Azure Blob will be made available?

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by v.Eremin » Feb 21, 2018 2:37 pm

The plans to bring support for Azure Blob storage are still there, but we cannot provide you with any time-frame at the moment.

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by DANCHUFT » Feb 23, 2018 10:31 am

Ok thanks v.Eremin, so at present it is either Veeam CloudConnect or an Azure VM with the Backup Repository role on it?

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by dellock6 » Feb 27, 2018 4:55 am

Hi Dan,
you are correct, these are the available options today to consume Azure storage (supposing you are running Cloud Connect in Azure VMs).

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by m.novelli » Mar 16, 2018 3:57 pm

Hi guys, the new Archive Tier available in v10 will require a Veeam Standard license or an Enterprise license?

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Re: Azure BLOB in Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by v.Eremin » Mar 16, 2018 5:55 pm

Unfortunately, we cannot comment on licensing requirements for yet-to-be-delivered features. Thanks.

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