Veeam Backup & Replication is an all-in-one backup, recovery, and data security solution that serves both on-premises and cloud storage. It is the foundation of the Veeam Platform and delivers simple, flexible, reliable and powerful data protection.
- Eliminate downtime: instant recovery and protection from cyber threats.
- Fast and secure backup for your data: automate workload backup and discovery across cloud, virtual, physical and NAS. Fast image-based backups take advantage of VMs, hardware and OS snapshots.
- Lightning-fast data recovery for any scenario: instant recovery of OSes, applications, databases, VMs, files, folders, objects and shares. Recovery works across multiple clouds and platforms.
- Flexibility: a software-defined and hardware–agnostic solution for ultimate flexibility.
To integrate Storj with Veeam, you will need to create S3 credentials in Storj and add them within Veeam. Veeam uses a wizard to guide users in adding S3-compatible cloud storage.
- An active Storj account
- A bucket for Veeam in your Storj instance
- An installation of Veeam
Create a Bucket
Once you have your Storj account, create a Storj bucket for Veeam following the steps below. This is the bucket that Veeam will access.
1. Navigate to “Buckets” on the left side menu.
2. Click “New Bucket” on the top right.
3. Assign the bucket an easily identifiable name, such as "veeam".
4. Select “Continue”.
5. Generate a passphrase or enter your own.
6. Select “Continue”.
7. Record the passphrase somewhere safe.
Remember your passphrase as you will need it for future access of your data. Storj is unable to recover your passphrase for you.
You will need to generate S3 credentials for Veeam to access your bucket in Storj. S3 credentials consist of an access key, secret key, and endpoint. You will need to store them somewhere safe, as they cannot be recovered.
Create S3 credentials in the Storj web console:
- Navigate to “Access” on the left side menu
- Click “Create S3 Credentials” under the S3 Credentials block.
3. When the Create Access screen comes up, set specifications according to the following guidelines:
- Type: S3 Credentials
- Name: The name of the credentials (e.g. veeam)
- Permissions: All
- Buckets: Feel free to specify the bucket you created above (e.g. veeam), or leave as “All”
4. Check the "Encryption Information" pop-up message that says, "By generating S3 credentials, you are opting in to server-side encryption". The click "Continue".
5. Select your passphrase encryption from either the "Generate Passphrase" or "Create My Own Passphrase" options. This is the passphrase used to access the files in your bucket.
6. You can then click one of the "Copy to Clipboard" or "Download .txt" options.
7. Check the message to acknowledge that you have read it: "I understand that Storj does not know or store my encryption passphrase. If I lose it, I won't be able to recover files."
8. Click the "Create My Access" button.
9. Your S3 credentials are created. Write them down and store them, or click the "Download .txt" button. You will need these credentials for the following steps.
Storj backup is integrated with Veeam using Veeam's New Object Repository wizard. Follow the steps below to complete the integration:
1. Launch the New Object Repository wizard:
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- In the inventory pane select the Backup Repositories node and click Add Repository on the ribbon.
- In the Add Backup Repository dialog, select Object Storage > S3 Compatible.
2. Specify the Object Storage Name
- At the Name step of the wizard, specify a name and description for the object storage repository. In the Name field, specify a name for the new object storage repository, such as Storj.
- In the Description field, enter an optional description.
- To limit the maximum number of tasks that can be processed at once, select the Limit concurrent tasks to N check box.
- Select Next.
3. At the Account step of the wizard, add the object storage account created in the previous section. Here you will need the S3 credentials created in Storj to specify the connection settings:
- In the Service point field, specify an endpoint address of your S3 Compatible object storage. This will be the endpoint from the S3 credentials that you downloaded, and should be the following or similar: https://gateway.storjshare.io
- In the Region field, specify a region, such as us-east-1.
- To add the Storj credentials, selecy the Add... button next to the Credentials drop-down list. Enter the access key and session key in their corresponding fields. Add an optional description in the Description field, if desired. Note: you can also click the Manage cloud accounts link to add, edit, or remove a credentials record.
Note the Use the following gateway server check box. If selected without a server specified, by default the role of a gateway server is assigned to the machine where Veeam is installed. For more information on considerations and limitations for using a gateway server, see Considerations and Limitations on the Veeam website.
- Select Next.
4. Specify the bucket settings.
- From the Bucket drop-down list, select the "veeam" bucket created earlier.
- In the Select Folder field, select Browse and find the cloud folder in your "veeam" bucket to map your object storage repository, if it already exists. If not, you can select New Folder to make a new one.
- If desired, select the Limit object storage consumption to check box to define a soft limit that can be exceeded temporarily for your object storage consumption. Enter a limit value in terabytes or petabytes.
- If desired, select the Make recent backups immutable for check box to prohibit the deletion of blocks of data from object storage. Specify the immutability period, in days. Note: selecting this option might increase storage costs. For more information about immutability, see Immutability on the Veeam website.
- Select Next.
5. Review the credentials and selections.
- Review the information in the Summary window. Go back and make any necessary edits using the Previous button.
- Select Finish and exit the wizard.