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Next thing you are going to want to do is change the workgroup and computer name of your host
After your host has finished restarting, swap out the Windows ISO for the Veeam ISO
## Configuring Synology
When you first boot up your nas it will guide you through the initial setup. All the default options are acceptable here. Once you have logged in, the first thing you are going to want to do it open control panel.
Next click on File Services
Next go to advanced and enable WS-Discovery
In the top left of the screen is a three square one diamond looking icon. Click on it and then click on Storage Manager.
Click on Volume
Now that we have our raid configured, we can move on to our shared folders. On the desktop will be an icon called File Station. Open it up
After you create your shared folder, right click and select properties
Now we have our shared folder all configured the next thing we are going to want to do is install Perl and Cloud Sync.
## Verifying Shit Works
Open up file explorer on your Windows host and type in your SMB path
It will ask you for a username and password. Give it the one you setup earlier and if all is well, you should see your share.
## Adding NAS as a Backup Repository
Open up the console and launch Veeam. Once inside on the bottom left you will see something called Backup Infrastructure. Click on it.
Now click on Backup Repositories and underneath the Default Backup Repository right click and select Add Repository
Select Network Attach Storage and then Shared Folder
Now give it a name and then move on to share
I knew ahead of time that the total size of my VMs is about 400GB. Since I have 2.7TB to work with, I decided to only keep 4 copies. This will allow me the room to grow.
Now hit next through the rest of the menus leaving everything as default. Once finished you should now see your SMB share listed.
## Adding ESXI to Veeam
On the bottom left of the window click on Inventory and then click on Add Server. This part is rather straight forward so I will show it just with screenshots
Now we just hit finish and our hypervisor will be added and then it will automatically bring up the next window and our next task
## Adding a Backup Job
First thing we do is of course give it a name and description
Next you select your repository that you just made and hit next
Now set a schedule for your backup.
Excellent! Now run your backup and ensure that it works
## Syncing Up With BackBlaze B2
Going back to our Synology, lets open up that Cloud Sync that we installed earlier
Now you will need to generate some keys for Cloud Sync to use. Go to your BackBlaze B2 Account and select App Keys
Now create a new Application Key
Now they keys will appear one time for you. Save them in a secure location and then copy them into the fields accordingly. You will know you got it right if you can select your bucket
Now you set your Sync options. Give it the local path you want to sync. This will be the folder containing your backups. I also chose to encrypt my backups since they are leaving my network.
Hit next and then apply and it will finish the setup for you. It will download the key for you to store locally. Store that securely. You will be left with the following screen confirming what I expected earlier about the scheduling time. I did not see a way to force a sync right away so I am going to wait until to morrow and verify everything then
Boom. Backups Complete