Best Practice Guide

Veeam VM Backup to Cloud with Wasabi

Optimizing VM Backup and Recovery

VM backup and recovery are critical IT operations to ensure business continuity. Traditionally, IT departments have relied on purpose-built backup appliances and applications to safeguard against server, infrastructure, and security failures. However, with the increasing spread of VMs across production, development, and verification environments, expanding VM backup repositories has become a major challenge for system administrators.

To address the issue of large VM backup footprints, cloud storage is being increasingly utilized for VM backup. However, cloud storage may not match the performance level of on-premises storage for recovery operations. As a solution, cloud storage is often used as a tiered repository behind on-premises storage.

For brevity, this guide assumes the reader is somewhat familiar with Veeam Backup & Replication, Morro Data CloudNAS, and Wasabi Hot Storage. We will focus on key discussions and major steps of configurations and skip some details.


This guide consists of the following parts:

Part 1: Create the cloud storage bucket

Part 2: Install and configure Morro Data CloudNAS

Part 3: Configure Veeam backup repository using CacheDrive

Part 4: Create the Veeam backup job

Part 5: Run backup

Part 6: Run recovery