Cloud Repository Settings

The Storage step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to save backup files on a Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

Cloud Repository Settings NOTE

Keep in mind that FQDN or IP addresses of Veeam Agent computers that you back up to the cloud repository will be visible to the Veeam Cloud Connect service provider. To learn more, see Before You Begin.

Specify settings for the cloud repository:

  1. From the Backup repository list, select a cloud repository where you want to store created backups. The Backup repository list displays cloud repositories allocated to your tenant account by the Veeam Cloud Connect service provider. When you select a cloud repository, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically checks how much free space is available on the repository.
  2. 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 keeps backup files created for 7 latest restore points. After this number is exceeded, Veeam Agent will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain. To learn more, see Short-Term Retention Policy.
  3. Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1, you can apply GFS (Grandfather-Father-Son) retention scheme to the backup policy. To specify GFS retention, select the Keep certain full backups longer for archival purposes check box and click Configure. In the Configure GFS window, specify how weekly, monthly and yearly full backups must be retained. To learn more, see the Long-Term Retention Policy (GFS) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
  4. Click Advanced to specify advanced settings for the backup policy. To learn more, see Specify Advanced Backup Settings.


You must enable backup file encryption in the backup job storage settings if you back up data to the Veeam Data Cloud Vault storage added as a Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

Cloud Repository Settings 

Related Topics

Backup to Veeam Cloud Connect Repository

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