Step 5. Specify Mount Server Settings

At the Mount Server step of the wizard, specify settings for the mount server that you plan to use for restore operations and configure a helper appliance. The helper appliance is a Windows-based or Linux-based virtual or physical server, added to the backup infrastructure, that Veeam Backup & Replication uses to perform a health check of backup files and apply retention to unstructured data backup files. For more information, see Health Check for Object Storage Repositories and Helper Appliance in Unstructured Data Backup.


Consider the following:

  • If you do not configure a helper appliance, Veeam Backup & Replication will use local resources to perform the health check and apply retention to NAS backup files. It will consume more cloud resources and can result in additional costs.

Specifying Mount Server Settings

To specify the mount server settings, do the following:

  1. From the Mount Server drop-down list, select a server that you want to use as a mount server. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this server during restore operations to mount VM disks directly from objects located in object storage repositories. For more information, see Mount Server.

The Mount Server list contains only Microsoft Windows servers that are added to the backup infrastructure. If the server is not added to the backup infrastructure yet, click Add New on the right to open the New Windows Server wizard. For more information, see Adding Microsoft Windows Servers.


  1. To specify the helper appliance settings, click Configure. From the Managed server drop-down list, select a server that you want to use as the helper appliance.


vPower NFS settings are not applicable in Microsoft Hyper-V environments.


Step 5. Specify Mount Server Settings 

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