Azure Blob Object Storage
Support for Azure Blob object storage varies between products. The following limitations currently apply to all Veeam products:
- Versioning is not required unless Azure Blob Immutability is enabled.
- Use of the following Azure features is not supported:
Hyperlinks to Azure documentation are provided for context only.
Specific Veeam products can manage immutability for data stored within Azure. Immutability can only be used with new storage account containers and cannot be used with existing backup data where immutability was not applied previously. Default immutability policies are not supported, and configuring these features outside of how Veeam uses them can result in data loss. Learn more...
Veeam manages the entire data lifecycle of backups stored within Azure. As such, configuring the storage account with these features is unnecessary, and doing so can result in data loss. More details are available in the Object Storage Repository Considerations and Limitations section of the Veeam Backup & Replication user guide.
For Azure, it is recommended that you use Azure Storage Firewall policies to restrict access to specific IP addresses.
Note that using Microsoft Defender for Storage may effectively double the cost associated with your storage account. Defender for Storage detects activity anomalies; however, it comes with an additional cost per transaction.