Use the following steps to configure Veeam Backup & Recovery to back-up the VM’s (Hyper-V and VMware) to Azure. You can sign up and use free trial licenses for Veeam (check out the banner on the right) and Azure. You only pay for the storage (3 ct for each Gigabyte and the network consumption for restoring a VM for 6 ct each Gigabyte. Uploading to Azure (to back-up) is free of charge)
First go to : https://portal.azure.com/
Hit the big + to create the Veeam Cloud Connect VM :
You have to fill in some information like the servername (without the @cloudapp.net) and the username and password. You will need this account to logon to this VM in the next step.
Now we are ready to create the Azure VM and it takes approx 30 min.
When the VM is ready logon to the console using the following interface :
Start the Veeam configurator using the icon on the desktop :
Now we have to upload a (trial?) license.
Veeam is so nice to describe the few configuration steps.
Now we are going to create a user. We need this user later on when configuring Veeam Backup & Recovery. Make sure this username and password is different than the account you created earlier.
We are able to set an expiration date and assign an amount of storage.
Ok that’s the Azure part. 🙂 Now go to your Veeam Backup & Recovery console.
Go to service provider, and choose to add a new service provider.
Fill in the servername (VM name in Azure + cloudapp.net) and use the default port. You don’t have to check (but can) the SSL certificate.
Choose the repository and now we’re all set!
Now you can choose the Cloud repository in the Backup VM Job :