Object Storage & VBR integration

This is the second article and we are going to discover how to integrate Wasabi with Veeam.

If you want to know how to configure Wasabi, please refer to my previous article (Wasabi configuration)

The two steps we’re going to follow are:

  1. Adding Wasabi Repository
  2. Creating SOBR

Let’s start

Figure 1,2,3,4 are images showing the wizard:

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In figure 4 you can find two interesting options

The first sets the software capacity limit for the object storage. This check is performed at the beginning of the job not when it is running.

To use Object Storage you need to create a Scale-Out Backup Repository (from now SOBR) that is composed of 2 different physical items.

The first one is called performance tier and it could be any classical Veeam Repository like Server, Network share, Deduplication appliances.

The second is the object storage we have already configurated.

A good suggestion: try to use a repository with good reading performances. In this way, you avoid having a bad performance of offload to Object Storage.

5 pics to understand how to easily configure the SOBR

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Some good points to remember:

As you can see from picture 9 there are different options.
Move and copy seem to do the same work but it is not.

The move is the option (already available with version 9.5u4) to empty the Repository. The idea is to have an on-premises repository without any capacity limit (because blocks are moved to Object Storage)

On the other hand, the copy mode is a way to have the same Data in both repositories.

You can add both the two options to gain all the advantages of the integration.

Their main difference is when you need to perform a restore in the unlucky case you lose VBR (Veeam Backup & Replication).

Why?

If you select the move option you have to rebuild SOBR.

If you select the copy option you just need to add the Object storage, importing the bucket and start the restoration tasks.

you can find all detail here

Object Storage Integration – Wasabi

Object Storage is probably the main Backup & Replication feature used by Veeam Customers since his release (9.5 u4)

Today I’m going to cover the improvment now available with version 10 and I’ll show you how it works when it is coupled with Wasabi Object Storage.

Why Wasabi?
The reason is quite easy.
Any Veeam SE has 1 TB of available data to work with and this is a very appreciated gift because I can test VBR features in my personal lab.

So thank you in advance Wasabi guys.

This is the first of three articles where I’m going to show how to implement the Object Storage integration with VBR

  1. Configuring Wasabi Bucket
  2. Implementing Backup and Replication
  3. Performing test of backup and Restore

Let’s start with the first point !!!

After registering to wasabi site (https://wasabi.com/), sign-in and discover the main menu. What surprised me immediately is how easily you can work with the platform.

From “Users” just create a user following the wizard where you need to type name (Picture 1), optionally create a group (Picture 2)  and in the select the right permission in page three  (Picture 3) 

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Now move on the Access key menu and create the two keys. One good suggestion is to save keys on your PC downloading it. (Picture 4) 

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Now it’s time to work with Bucket menu and see how easy it is to create a new container (Picture 5).

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Now we are ready to use it with VBR (Veeam Backup & Replication)

See you soon