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Recipe: Adding Worker Configuration

Expected deliverables:

A new Worker to backup and restore Azure VMs and Azure SQL Databases in a specific regiĆ³n.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Access to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance using a browser
  • An user account for the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance
  • A virtual network, subnet and a security group to which the worker instances must be connected

Before you start: Each worker can process data of only one Azure VM or SQL database at a time. You can add multiple workers to optimize infrastructure costs and ensure better performance of the backup and restore processes.

Assumptions: You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure deployment .


  1. Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure web interface.
  2. Click the Configuration button on the top right of the screen.
  3. Navigate to Workers > Configuration and Click in Add.
  4. At the VM Configuration step of the wizard, select a region where new worker instances will operate.
    • Choose the size of VMs that will operate as worker instances.
    • In the Min field, specify the number of workers that Veeam must deploy after you create a new worker configuration (Recommended zero)
    • In the Max field, specify the maximum number of workers that Veeam can deploy and use simultaneously during a backup or restore operation
  5. At the Network Settings step of the wizard
    • Select a network and subnet to which you want to connect the new worker instances.
    • Select a security group that will be associated with the specified subnet
    • Choose whether you want Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to assign public IP addresses to workers used for file-level recovery operations.
  6. At the Summary step of the wizard, review summary information and click Finish

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