Integrating Swarm Object Storage with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam Backup

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 offers market-leading functionality for modern data protection. It covers Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, One Drive for Business, and Microsoft Teams, along with on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers and SharePoint Servers.

The comprehensive backup solution shares many commonalities as well as some important differences with Veeam Backup & Replication and how Object Storage Repositories are configured:

  • Object locking is not currently supported for S3 compatible object storage.

  • Data can be backed up directly into object storage without an intermediate stage. There is no notion of a Scale-out Backup Repository (SOBR). No special distinction is made between performance tiers (local/ DAS/ SAN/ NAS) and lower-cost capacity tiers (object storage).

  • Local backup repositories are “extended” to include Object Storage Repositories. Only a small cache is kept on the local storage to minimize retrievals (egress costs) from Cloud Object Storage when locating files for restores using Veeam Explorers.

So, you may experience a few different steps between deploying Swarm with Veeam for Microsoft Office 365 and deploying Swarm with Veeam Backup & Replication.

Swarm Object Storage

Swarm works seamlessly with Veeam backup technologies and is qualified as an Object Storage Repository for your Office 365 backup infrastructure.

The following steps help you integrate Swarm Object Storage with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365: