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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
Veeam Agent Management Guide

Local Storage Settings

The Local Storage step of the wizard is available if you have selected the Managed by agent mode at the Job Mode step of the wizard and chosen to save the backup on a local drive of your computer.

Specify local storage settings:

  1. In the Local folder field, type a path to a folder on a protected computer where backup files must be saved. If the specified folder does not exist in the file system of a protected computer, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will create this folder and save the resulting backup file to this folder. If the volume on which the specified folder must reside does not exist on a protected computer, Veeam Backup & Replication will not apply the backup job settings to this computer.

Local Storage Settings Important!

USB storage devices formatted as FAT32 do not allow storing files larger than 4 GB in size. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not use such USB storage devices as a backup target.

  1. Specify backup retention policy settings:
  • If you have selected the Workstation type at the Job Mode step of the wizard, in the Keep backups for the past <N> days when the computer was running 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.
  • If you have selected the Server type at the Job Mode step of the wizard, 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.

Local Storage Settings Note:

Mind the following:

  • For backups of workstations, the retention policy is the same as in the Workstation edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows operating in the standalone mode.
  • For backups of servers, the retention policy is the same as in the Server edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows operating in the standalone mode.

To learn more, refer to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows User Guide at: https://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.

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

Local Storage Settings 

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