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Recipe: Add a New Repository Object Storage Amazon S3

Expected deliverables:

A Veeam Backup & Replication Amazon S3 Repository where Veeam keeps backup files and VM copies.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • An AWS account.
  • A S3 bucket


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Select Backup Infrastructure on the bottom left menu.
  3. Right click Backup Repositories and choose “Add Backup Repository”.
  4. Select “Object Storage” and “Amazon S3”.
  5. Select the storage type between “Amazon S3 Storage”, “Amazon S3 Glacier Storage” and “AWS Snowball Edge Storage”.
  6. Give a name and description to the repository, change the number of concurrent tasks if needed (not available for Glacier Storage) and click Next.
  7. Specify an Object Storage Account:
    • For S3 Storage and Glacier Storage choose Credentials and AWS Region.
    • For Snowball Edge Storage fill in the Service point, Region and Credentials fields.
  8. Specify Settings:
    • For S3 Storage select a region and bucket from the drop-down list, and a folder to which you want to map your object storage repository. You can also define a disk soft limit not to be exceeded, make backups immutable for a set time and use Infrequent access for long term backups.
    • For Glacier Storage select Datacenter, Bucket and folder. You can also check boxes to make backups immutable and to use Deep Archive storage class.
    • For Snowball Edge Storage select the bucket and the folder, and you can also define a disk soft limit not to be exceeded.
    • Click Apply when finished.
  9. After the configuration is completed, click Finish and the Amazon S3 repository is ready to use.

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