The CSV File step of the wizard is available if you have chosen the Computers from CSV file option at the Type step of the wizard.
At this step of the wizard, you can specify a file that defines a list of computers that you want to add to the protection group. You must specify a list of computers in a file of the CSV or TXT format. The file must be created beforehand. To learn more, see Preparing CSV File.
To specify a CSV file:
- In the Path to file field, click Browse and specify a path to a CSV file that contains a list of IP addresses or domain names of computers that you want to add to the protection group. The CSV file can reside in a folder on the local drive of the Veeam backup server or in a network shared folder accessible from the backup server.
- In the Computers field, review the list of IP addresses or domain names imported from the CSV file.
After you finish configuring the protection group, Veeam Backup & Replication will perform discovery of computers listed in the CSV file upon schedule defined in the protection group settings. If Veeam Backup & Replication is unable to read the CSV file (for example, after the file was moved or deleted from the specified location), the rescan job will use the list of computers imported from the CSV file during the previous rescan job session.
To define a dynamic protection scope based on a list of computers, you must create a CSV file with a list of IP addresses or domain names to scan during discovery. Veeam Backup & Replication supports IP addresses of the IPv4 format only.
Delimit IP addresses or domain names in the list with commas (',') or semicolons (';'). For example:
Alternatively, you can delimit IP addresses or domain names in the list with the newline character: