Quickstart Guide for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2 Quickstart Guide for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2

Quickstart Guide for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2

Mike Farace Mike Farace

Veeam Backup for Office 365 Version 4 or higher adds support for users to copy their backups to S3 compatible storage like Backblaze B2.

If you are using Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 version 7 or newer, you will need to contact Veeam’s support team for configuration assistance. Please refer to Veeam’s KB here for instructions on how to proceed.

The following steps will only apply to versions of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 before v7 (v6.5 and below).

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 can be configured to add Backblaze B2 object storage repository by doing the following:

Step 1:

Launch Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

 

 

Step 2:

Click on  "Backup Infrastructure" in the lower part of the navigation bar and then click " Object Storage Repositories" and click "Add Object Storage"

 

 

 

Step 3:

Enter a name for your Object storage repository, and click Next

 

 

 

Step 4:

Select “S3 Compatible” for the storage type

 

 

Step 5:

Enter the S3 Endpoint, region, and then click Manage cloud accounts to add your credentials.

 

 

 

Step 6:

Click Add and enter your Backblaze B2 Key ID and Application Key (App Keys) into the appropriate fields. Click OK to add the credentials, and then OK to return to the previous screen.

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Click Next

 

 

Step 8:

Select your desired bucket from the drop-down list, and then create a folder inside the bucket for your repository.  When done clicked Finish.

Note: Select to enable the checkbox for "Make backup copies immutable for the entire duration of their retention policy". This ensures protection of backup copies against accidental data deletions, malware activity.  This is also required for buckets that have versioning enabled, and all Backblaze B2 buckets have versioning.

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Backblaze B2 storage can now be used to extend your backup repositories to the cloud.