To complete my setup, once I deployed all my virtual machines in the previous articles, I also need a S3 bucket to be later used in Veeam as an object storage. And obviously, I can also automated this part with Terraform.
One of the most common questions I get in regards to Veeam and the usage of XFS filesystem with its reflink capabilities is “how do I measure the real used space?”. There are some techniques and some blog posts around, but I noticed that none of them were written with operations in mind. Time to fix this.
Veeam Backup & Replication v12 is capable of writing backups directly to a Object storage. In my lab I use Scality Artesca as my S3-compatible object storage, so I created some new buckets to be used with Veeam. Let’s see how this can be done. The procedure can be useful also for people using different products.