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1.5

Minor Versionm

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This manual describes the steps necessary for connecting the Silent Brick System with Veeam as a S3 Object Store Repository.

This guide is tested with Veeam 12 and the Silent Brick System Version 2.57

  1. Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation
    • Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation

    • Network Adjustments The network settings are to be adjusted as described in the manual Installation

  2. Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2 Compression is recommended for the capacity tier
    • Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2

    • Compression is recommended for the capacity tier

    • Enable Large File Optimization

    • For higher redundancy a parity level of 3 is recommended

  3. In your volume navigate to the Shares section
    • In your volume navigate to the Shares section

    • Choose "Add S3 Share"

    • Enter a Share Name

    • If the S3 Server should be setup with Object Locking Support, make sure to check the checkbox accordingly. (Version <2.57 only)

    • Enter credentials for accessing the S3 layer

    • The Port will be automatically increased for each new S3 instance

  4. Right-Click on the S3 Share and choose &quot;Manage Buckets&quot; Create a new Bucket using the proper Button. Object Locking is only supported if the S3 share was previously set up with Object Locking Support enabled!
    • Right-Click on the S3 Share and choose "Manage Buckets"

    • Create a new Bucket using the proper Button.

    • Object Locking is only supported if the S3 share was previously set up with Object Locking Support enabled!

    • Make sure to enable "VEEAM Integrated" (Version <2.57 only)

  5. Since S3 communicates via HTTPs, certificates are being used. In order to update the SSL certificate of the Silent Brick System proceed as follows: Navigate to Settings -&gt; Network
    • Since S3 communicates via HTTPs, certificates are being used. In order to update the SSL certificate of the Silent Brick System proceed as follows:

    • Navigate to Settings -> Network

    • Select "Edit" for "Custom SSL Certificate" and upload your own certificates.

    • Certificates may be generated manually or via services like Lets Encrypt

    • Supported certificate types are SSL certificates including the private key and the signing certificate authority.

    • Certificates with passphrase are not supported.

  6. Make sure to wait 5 Minutes before connecting VEEAM to your Silent Brick System. VEEAM Integration needs some advance for preparation. Add a new repository of type 'Object Storage' - 'S3 Compatible' Enter the Service Point URL previously noted
    • Make sure to wait 5 Minutes before connecting VEEAM to your Silent Brick System. VEEAM Integration needs some advance for preparation.

    • Add a new repository of type 'Object Storage' - 'S3 Compatible'

    • Enter the Service Point URL previously noted

    • Enter the credentials as defined for the S3 Share

    • Select the previously created bucket

    • Add a folder to the bucket

  7. Per Default VEEAM writes quite small objects which can influence the performance especially on spinning disks. Therefor increasing the Object Size  can result in a higher Performance. Switch to the advanced settings of your backup job
    • Per Default VEEAM writes quite small objects which can influence the performance especially on spinning disks. Therefor increasing the Object Size can result in a higher Performance.

    • Switch to the advanced settings of your backup job

    • Modify your Backup Job to use 4 MB Blocks (Previously "Local Target - Large Blocks")

    • Blocksize changes will only be applied from the next Active Full Backup on.

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