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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1
User Guide

Microsoft OneDrive Settings

The Microsoft OneDrive step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to save the backup in the Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage.

Specify settings to connect to Microsoft OneDrive:

  1. Click Click to sign in to Microsoft OneDrive.
  2. In the Microsoft OneDrive web browser window, follow instructions to specify credentials of the Microsoft OneDrive account and click Sign in.

Microsoft OneDrive Settings Note:

You need to sign in to Microsoft OneDrive in the Configure Backup wizard once in every 90 days. If no Veeam Agent backup job sessions are performed for 14 days within a 90-day period, you also need to sign in to Microsoft OneDrive in the Configure Backup wizard after the 14-day period expires. To learn more, see Authorization in Microsoft OneDrive.

  1. Specify backup retention policy settings:
  • [For Free and Workstation product editions] In the Keep restore points for the last <N> days when computer was used field, specify the number of days for which you want to store backup files in the target location. By default, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows keeps backup files for 14 days. After this period is over, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain.

To learn more, see Backup Retention Policy in Free and Workstation Editions.

  • [For Server product edition] In the Restore points to keep on disk field, specify the number of restore points for which you want to store backup files in the target location. By default, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows keeps backup files created for 14 latest restore points. After this number is exceeded, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain.

To learn more, see Backup Retention Policy in Server Edition.

  1. Click Advanced to specify advanced settings for the backup job. To learn more, see Specify Advanced Backup Settings.

Microsoft OneDrive Settings Tip:

Consider the following:

  • If you want to change settings to connect to Microsoft OneDrive, click the Click to sign out link and repeat steps 1-2 to specify another account.
  • If you use the Microsoft OneDrive client to sync your OneDrive storage and a local folder on your Veeam Agent computer, you should disable synchronization for the VeeamBackup folder in the client settings. Otherwise, Veeam Agent backups created on the Microsoft OneDrive storage will also appear on a computer whose data you back up consuming space on a local disk of this computer.

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