Required Roles and Permissions for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure

KB ID:
3154
Product:
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure
Version:
1.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2020-04-28

Challenge

You want to create manual permissions for your Azure account (service account) for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure or for a repository account. The Azure or service account is responsible for:

  • Synchronization of virtual machines and disks with the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure database.
  • Synchronization of subscriptions and storage accounts.
  • Accessing virtual machines and its disks as a source of backup.
  • Creating and deleting snapshots of virtual disks during backup.
The repository account can be used to store data in a different Azure Active Directory.

Solution

Azure Service Account
Go to the Azure portal and add permissions to your Azure account. The account for the default subscription will need at least the following permissions: 
Contributor
For other subscriptions that are connected to your account, add the following permissions:
Snapshots  

Microsoft.Compute/snapshots/read  
Microsoft.Compute/snapshots/write  
Microsoft.Compute/snapshots/delete  

Virtual Machines  

Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/write  
Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/delete  
Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/read  

Disks  

Microsoft.Compute/disks/read  
Microsoft.Compute/disks/write  
Microsoft.Compute/disks/delete  
Microsoft.Resources/subscriptions/resourceGroups/read  
Microsoft.Resources/subscriptions/resourceGroups/write  
Microsoft.Resources/subscriptions/resourceGroups/delete  

Storage accounts  

Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/read  
Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/write  
Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/delete

 

Repository Account 
Go to the Azure portal and add permissions to your storage account. You will need at least the following permissions: 
Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/*  
Microsoft.Resources/subscriptions/resourceGroups/read

More Information

For more information, see the Required Permissions section of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide.

Please be aware that we’re making changes which will restrict access to product updates for users without an active contract.

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