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Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0
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Step 8. Specify Shared Folder Settings

The Network step of the wizard is available if you have selected the Shared Folder option at the Destination step of the wizard.

To save backup files in a remote network location, Veeam Agent for Linux mounts to the local file system of your computer the network shared folder that you specify as a location for the backup. When you specify the network shared folder settings, Veeam Agent for Linux saves information about the network shared folder and its mount point in the database.

You do not need to mount the network shared folder in advance before every backup job run. Veeam Agent for Linux will do it automatically when the backup job is started manually or upon schedule.

After the backup job completes, Veeam Agent for Linux will automatically unmount the network shared folder.

Specify shared folder settings:

  1. Select the type of a network shared folder:
  • NFS — to connect to a network shared folder using the NFS protocol.
  • SMB — to connect to a network shared folder using the SMB (CIFS) protocol.
  1. In the Path field, specify the network shared folder name in the SERVER/DIRECTORY format: type an IP address or domain name of the server and the name of the network shared folder in which you want to store backup files.

Every time the backup job starts, Veeam Agent for Linux will automatically mount the specified network shared folder to the /tmp/veeam directory in the computer file system. After the backup job completes, Veeam Agent for Linux will unmount the network shared folder.

  1. [For SMB network shared folder] In the Domain field, type a name of the domain in which the account that has access permissions on the shared folder is registered, for example: DOMAIN.
  2. [For SMB network shared folder] In the Username field, type a user name of the account that has access permissions on the shared folder.
  3. [For SMB network shared folder] In the Password field, type a password of the account that has access permissions on the shared folder.
  4. In the Restore points field, specify the number of backup files that you want to keep in the target location. By default, Veeam Agent for Linux keeps 14 latest backup files. When the number of restore points is exceeded, Veeam Agent for Linux will remove the earliest restore point from the backup chain.

Step 8. Specify Shared Folder Settings 

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