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Veeam Backup Free Edition 9.5
User Guide

Before You Begin

Before you add a Microsoft SMB3 server or cluster to the backup infrastructure, check the following prerequisites:

  • Microsoft SMB3 servers must run Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and later. Veeam Backup Free Edition supports only these types of Microsoft SMB3 servers.
  • Microsoft SMB3 shared folders must be properly configured. For a full list of requirements for Microsoft SMB3 shared folders, see the Requirements and supported configurations section at
  • VMs must not reside on hidden shared folders or default shared folders such as C$ or D$. When re-scanning Microsoft SMB3 file shared folders, Veeam Backup Free Edition skips these types of folders.
  • To read/write data from/to an SMB3 share, Veeam Backup Free Edition uses the account that you provide when adding the Microsoft SMB3 server or cluster. Make sure that this account has Full Control permissions in the security settings for SMB3 shares configured on the scale-out file server.

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