Local Storage Settings

The Local Storage step of the wizard is available if you have 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 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 policy 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. 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.
  2. 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. Click Advanced to specify advanced settings for the backup policy. To learn more, see Specify Advanced Backup Settings.

Local Storage Settings 

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