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Recipe: Add a new Microsoft Azure Storage Account

Expected deliverables:

A new Microsoft Azure Storage Account to connect External Repositores based on Microsoft Azure Blob storage or connect an Object Storage Repository for Capacity/Archive Tier.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Azure Storage Account. General-purpose V2 or BlobStorage account type.

Before you start:

Make sure the user whose credentials you plan to use have proper privileges to interact with Azure Storage resources.


It’s assumed that you already have a Veeam Backup Server fully working in your environment. If you need to install Veeam Backup Server, please refer to Installing Veeam Backup & Replication All-In-One Base system Recipe.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. From the main menu, select Manage Cloud Credentials.
  3. Click Add > Microsoft Azure storage account.
  4. In the Account field, enter the storage account name.
  5. In the Shared key field, enter the storage account shared key. To view the entered key, click and hold the eye icon on the right of the field.
  6. In the Description field, enter a description for the created credentials record.
  7. Click OK to complete the process.

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