Adding an Azure Blob Object Storage Repository with an Access Key and an Account Name


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To back up an Azure Blob object storage repository, add the repository.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Object storage.

    The Object storage page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add object storage.

    The Add object storage dialog box appears.

  3. Click Azure Blob.

    The Configure Azure Blob Storage wizard appears.

  4. On the Plan tab of the wizard, select the backup plan that you want to use for the object storage repository, and then click Next.

  5. On the Access Node tab of the wizard, select one or more access nodes or the server group where the Cloud Apps package is installed, and then click Next.


    • The access nodes must be of similar operating system type.

    • All servers in the server group must be reachable through network routes.

  6. On the Add object storage tab of the wizard, complete the following steps:

    1. In the Object storage name box, enter a name for the repository.

    2. In the Host URL box, enter the Azure Blob Storage service account URL.

      For example, you can enter

    3. From the Authentication list, select Access key and Account name.

    4. Do one of the following:

      • From the Credentials dialog box, select the credentials that you are going to use, and then click Next.

      • To add credentials to the Credential Manager, click the plus button (+).

        The Add Credential dialog box appears.

      1. Enter the following information:

      • Credential name: Enter a name for the credentials that you are creating.

      • Account name: Enter the name of the Azure Blob Storage account.

      • Access key ID: Enter the access key ID of the Azure Blob Storage account.

      • Description: Enter a description of the credentials

      1. Click Save.

  7. On the Backup Content tab of the wizard, complete the following steps:

    1. Click Add, and do one of the following:

      • To enter a custom path, click Custom path, and then enter the path for the content.

      • To browse for content, click Browse, and then select the content.

    2. To exclude some of the content you selected, move the Specify exclusion toggle key to the right, and then add the exclusion.

    3. Click Next.

  8. On the Summary tab of the wizard, review the options, and then click Finish.