Veeam – Configure Veeam Locations to improve data sovereignty control and reporting

Greetings friends, with the upcoming launch of GDPR, many of the companies that use Veeam or service providers using Veeam are facing many new challenges, in this Blog I will not discuss all the challenges that a regulation like GDPR has, but how Veeam can help. Since the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U3, Veeam has included a new feature called Locations, which will help us with the task of marking infrastructure elements and backup elements, so that we can visualize all this later. When we are performing Veeam tasks once we have the Locations configured, we will be able to see a warning in the jobs that will allow us to check if we are not sending backups to sites where the new regulation does not allow. The elements that we can assign Locations are the following:
  • Elements in Virtual infrastructure: vCenter Servers, datacenters, clusters and hosts.
  • Backup infrastructure elements: backup repositories, scale-out backup repositories, tape libraries and tape vaults.
  • Elements in Agent management: protection groups.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect for service providers: cloud repositories and hardware plans.

Configuring Veeam Locations in Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U3

As mentioned before, we will need Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U3 or higher to configure the Locations. We will go to Home - Inventory and click on Locations: