veeam backup: I can't create a backup job to my AWS S3 repository

In this pos I will show you how you can backup to AWS S3 with Veeam Backup.

The Issue

I already created the repository under ‘backup infrastructure" > “backup repositories’ however I can’t select it as a storage location when creating a new backup job.

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Choose ‘Object storage’

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Choose ‘Amazon S3’

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Fill in the name and description and click ‘Next’

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Configure the region and the bucket.

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The Solution

Veeam uses object storage as a “Capacity Tier” of Scale-Out Backup Repository. So you will have to create a Scale Out Backup Repository.

Go ‘Backup Infrastructure > Add a Scale Out Backup Repository’.

Scale-out repository

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In its settings point Veeam to a local repository of any type.

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Also point to your Capacity Tier account for archivals to an AWS S3 Bucket.

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Here you can select to copy the bacup after creation or move backups to S3 after some time.

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Point your backup job to that Scale-Out Backup repository.

Veeam will perform local backup first, and than, according to Scale-Out Backup Repository’s Capacity Tier settings, will automatically offload backups to the cloud tier.