Leveraging Veeam Cloud Tier - Backups To Wasabi



  • Most of my clients who are using Veeam for backup and running local backups for fast restores as well as a backup copy job to a NAS which is then moved offsite, either to cloud or to a remote NAS. This works very well but I am looking at introducing a direct Veeam to cloud backup. I have a temp account with Wasabi because I wanted to give their service a try.

    I'm running Veeam B&R Enterprise Plus v9.5 Update 4 (this is the version that allows this functionality).

    The Good:
    Very easy to sign-up and setup a bucket
    Setting up a new backup repository along with the S3 compatible scale-out repository was also easy
    The tests I've run so far look like it is capable of uploading to Wasabi at ~50MBps (yes, MB not Mb, which is better than almost any other cloud storage I've used)

    The Bad (and this is totally due to my lack of experience):
    The point of having the backups sent to cloud is to have a remote copy in case the local backup gets obliterated. Problem is, I can't figure out how to test restoring a VM from a Wasabi backup if my local backup gets nuked.

    The Question:
    I want to simulate the loss of my local backups. Has anyone used Wasabi or AWS with Veeam in this way where you've lost local backup and needed to restore from a cloud backup? I can delete the local backup files but that just causes the restore to fail even though the cloud backup still exists. So I'm missing something. I want to fully simulate various loss scenarios in my lab and would appreciate any experience anyone here can share.

    I am hoping the answer isn't "download the entire archive" but who knows lol.



  • I upload Veeam backups to Wasabi (and before that, S3) outside of Veeam. I pull down the backups and import them back into Veeam, via the import feature.

    I would like to see how well it works when everything is natively done in Veeam. If that is even possible.



  • @NashBrydges said in Leveraging Veeam Cloud Tier - Backups To Wasabi:

    I am hoping the answer isn't "download the entire archive" but who knows lol.

    For testing of the scenario where you have lost your local backups... that would probably be the only way to go.



  • @wrx7m said in Leveraging Veeam Cloud Tier - Backups To Wasabi:

    I upload Veeam backups to Wasabi (and before that, S3) outside of Veeam. I pull down the backups and import them back into Veeam, via the import feature.

    I would like to see how well it works when everything is natively done in Veeam. If that is even possible.

    How do you upload your backups to Wasabi? Are you using a 3rd party tool?



  • @NashBrydges said in Leveraging Veeam Cloud Tier - Backups To Wasabi:

    @wrx7m said in Leveraging Veeam Cloud Tier - Backups To Wasabi:

    I upload Veeam backups to Wasabi (and before that, S3) outside of Veeam. I pull down the backups and import them back into Veeam, via the import feature.

    I would like to see how well it works when everything is natively done in Veeam. If that is even possible.

    How do you upload your backups to Wasabi? Are you using a 3rd party tool?

    Yeah. I use a file compare tool called, BeyondCompare that runs on a windows task schedule.


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