Veeam Backup Repository Settings

If you have chosen to store backup files on a Veeam backup repository, specify settings to connect to the backup repository:

  1. At the Backup Server step of the wizard, specify backup server settings.
  2. At the Storage step of the wizard, select the Veeam backup repository.

Specifying Backup Server Settings

The Backup Server step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to store backup files on a Veeam backup repository.

In the DNS name or external IP address field, make sure that the name or IP address of the Veeam backup server, on which you configure the Veeam Agent backup policy, is displayed. Do not specify the name or IP address of another Veeam backup server. The specified DNS name or IP address must be resolvable from Veeam Agent computers.

Veeam Backup Repository Settings NOTE

Veeam Backup & Replication does not automatically update information about the backup server in the backup policy settings after migration of the configuration database. After you migrate configuration data to a new location, you must specify the name or IP address of the new backup server in the properties of all backup policies configured in Veeam Backup & Replication.

Veeam Backup Repository Settings 

Selecting Backup Repository

Specify settings for the target backup repository:

  1. From the Backup repository list, select a backup repository where you want to store created backups. When you select a backup repository, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically checks how much free space is available on the backup 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.

Keep in mind that to use the GFS retention policy, you must set Veeam Agent to create full backups. To learn more, see Backup Settings.

  1. If you want to archive backup files created with the backup job to a secondary destination (backup repository or tape), select the Configure secondary backup destinations for this job check box. With this option enabled, the New Agent Backup Job wizard will include an additional step — Secondary Target. At the Secondary Target step of the wizard, you can link the backup policy to the backup copy job or backup to tape backup job.

You can enable this option only if a backup copy job or backup to tape job is already configured on the backup server.

  1. 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 backup repository.

Veeam Backup Repository Settings 

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