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Veeam Cloud Connect

Find out how to use Veeam Cloud Connect

Last updated 16th July 2020

Objective

Veeam Cloud Connect is an off-site backup solution. It provides an easy and secure way to manage cloud backups without having to manage an infrastructure on a second site.

This guide explains the setup and usage of Veeam Cloud Connect.

Requirements

  • a subscription to the Veeam Cloud Connect solution
  • a compatible service (OVHcloud or external)

Compatible services

The main advantage of Veeam Cloud Connect, beyond its simplicity, is that it works regardless of where your operating infrastructure is hosted. It can be hosted at OVHcloud, another provider, or at your own facilities.

OVHcloud services that are compatible with Veeam Cloud Connect:

Instructions

Subscribing to the Veeam Cloud Connect solution

Order your solution on the website. Once the payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation email, containing:

  • the IP address and name of your service
  • user name and password

Managing the service in the OVHcloud Control Panel

In your OVHcloud Control Panel, switch to the "Server" section and open the menu Platforms and services in the left-hand navigation bar.

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Click on your new service to view the Home tab, where some general information is displayed.

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On the second tab, Storage Space, you will find your storage space's name, usage, quota, and replication data centre.

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You can use the ... button on this page to modify the quota for your storage space.

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Define the new quota and click on Edit to confirm.

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Setting up your solution with the Veeam console

Veeam Cloud Connect and the required Veeam backup server are managed from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, available from the official Veeam website.

In the first step, add the service to your console by clicking on ADD SERVICE PROVIDER in the "Service Providers" menu.

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Fill in the IP address or name of your solution (received via email) and click on Next.

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Add the user name and password in this step and click on OK, then on Apply.

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A summary of the resources available on this service will appear.

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On the final "Summary" page, click on Finish.

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Your service will be added to the list in the console.

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Configuring backup tasks

In the left-hand menu, switch to the section "BACKUP & REPLICATION". Your backup tasks ("Jobs") will be listed here.

Click on Backup Copy in the top menu bar to configure a backup copy job.

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First, give a name to this new task. You can also choose the frequency of this action.

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On the next page, "Virtual Machines", you can add VMs using the Add button. Please refer to this official documentation for a detailed explanation of your choices.

In this example, "from backups" is chosen.

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Next, select the repository assigned to the service (previously displayed on the "Resources" page at setup).

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To transfer data from your server to the OVHcloud infrastructure, there are two options. Depending on the availabe connection, you can select "Direct" or you can use the Veeam WAN Accelerator Service.

Please refer to this official documentation to learn how it operates.

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After clicking on Next, you can specify the time periods during which data transfer is allowed to take place.

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On the "Summary" page, click on Finish.

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If the appropriate scheduling conditions are met, the new task will start to run immediately and you can review it on the Home page.

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Restoring backups

In order to restore a backup, right-click on the task in the table. You can choose to restore the entire virtual machine, or certain files.

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In the Restore Wizard, select the VM and the backup to be restored.

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Next choose the "Restore Mode" (to the original or a different location).

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You can additionally specify a "Reason" for your own documentation. Finally, a summary of the operation will be displayed.

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Click on Finish and a window will open in your Veeam console, indicating the tasks that are in progress.

In your vSphere client, you can verify that various events are logged when a restoration has been launched.

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