Support for Azure NFS 4.1 is provided by Azure Backup & Replication. Since version 10, it is possible to perform NFS share backup in Azure. To do this, Veeam uses the login credentials of the Azure storage account to access NFS shares.
- Back up Azure NFS 4.1 file shares.
- Store the off-site backups for Azure NFS shares in a other Azure region.
- Use Veeam for migrate OnPremise infrastructure to Azure.
Create Azure NFS share
Enter Stor on the search field and click on Storage accounts.
Click on Add for create new storage account.
Select the desired resource group or create a new one. Enter the Storage account name and select the location. Select Premium in Performance and FileStorage in Account kind.
Click on Review + Create then on Create.
Access to the properties of the Storage Account and click on File shares
Click on + File share.
Enter the desired name and the provisioned capacity. Check NFS and click on Create.
The file share has been created.
Click on the share then on Configure service endpoint now.
Check Selected networks and check Add your client IP address.
Click on Add existing virtual network.
Select the Virtual Networks, Subnets and click on Add.
The virtual network has been added. Click on Save.
Configure Veeam Server
My Veeam Backup & Replication Server is added on Microsoft Azure (you can use your internal server if you have VPN connection between Azure and your Datacenter. The Virtual Machine use the same Virtual Network and Subnet that Storage Account. From the Veeam Backup Console, open Inventory tab, click on File Shares then on Add File Share.
A new wizard appear, click on NFS Share.
You need enter the NFS Path. On the properties of the NFS share, click on Connect From Linux and copy the NFS Path.
Paste the path on Veeam and click on Next.
Select the Veeam Proxy and the Backup Repository. Click on Apply for create the share.
Click on Finish if all step is ok.
The share has been added on Veeam console.
Configure Backup job
Veeam backup must be configured for backup NFS share. From the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open Home tab and click on Backup Job and choose File Share.
A new wizard appear, enter the desired name and click on Next.
Click on Add for select the Azure NFS Share.
Configure storage windows and click on Next.
The job has been created and can be launched. The files and folders present on Azure NFS Share has been backed up.