Veeam® 12 Direct-to-Cloud Backups to IDrive® e2

Reduce the complexity of managing backups and minimize spend on new storage hardware: Backup your NAS systems directly to cloud object storage. Employ enterprise efficiency with all the benefits of IDrive® e2 hot cloud storage - price, scalability, security, and durability.

Add an object storage repository

To add a backup repository on Veeam®,

  1. Launch Veeam® Backup and Replication 12.
  2. Navigate to Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories and click Add Repository.
  3. Select Object Storage.
  4. Select S3 Compatible.
  5. Enter a Name and Description for the repository. Click Next.
  6. Input the IDrive® e2 Endpoint URL under Service Point, and Region and click Add. Learn more about regions and endpoints.
  7. Input the IDrive® e2 Access Key and Secret Key and click OK.

    Learn more about Access Keys

  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Browse and select the Bucket. Click OK.
  10. Click Browse > New Folder. Enter a folder name, press enter key to confirm name, and click OK.
  11. Select Make recent backups immutable for x days checkbox to make recent backups immutable.

    Note: We recommend enabling this feature to protect your data from ransomware.

  12. Continue to Summary without making any modifications in the Mount Server, Review, and Apply windows. Click Finish.

    The new repository will be shown in Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories.

Configure IDrive® e2 as a direct-to-cloud backup job

To configure IDrive® e2 as a direct-to-cloud Veeam® backup repository,

  1. Navigate to Home > Jobs > Backup Job > Virtual Machine.
  2. Enter a Name and Description for the backup job. Click Next.
  3. Click Add on the RHS menu.
  4. Select the virtual machine(s) to be backed up and click Add. Repeat to add more VMs.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select IDrive® e2 Backup Repository from the Backup repository dropdown menu.
  7. Click Advanced and navigate to the Storage tab. Set Storage optimization as 4MB, and Click OK.
  8. Click Next in the New Backup Job window.
  9. Continue to the Schedule page without any modifications to the Guest Processing window.
  10. Check the Run the job automatically checkbox and set a schedule. Click Apply.
  11. You can, optionally, check the Run the job when I click Finish checkbox.
  12. In the Summary tab, click Finish. Your direct-to-cloud backup job to IDrive® e2 is configured with immutability!

Note: Data restoration is handled by your specific backup solution provider and is affected by multiple variables that are unique to your environment. For application-related enquiries/support, it is strongly recommended you seek guidance from the technical team of your backup solution provider.