Step 6. Review and Apply Settings

At the Review step of the wizard, review the hardened repository settings and list of components that will be installed.

If the backup repository contains backups that were previously created with Veeam Backup & Replication, select the Search the repository for existing backups and import them automatically check box. Veeam Backup & Replication will scan the backup repository to detect existing backup files and display them in the Veeam Backup & Replication console under the Imported > Backups node.

If the backup repository contains guest file system index files that were previously created by Veeam Backup & Replication, select the Import guest file system index check box. Index files will be imported with backup files, and you will be able to search for guest OS files inside imported backups. 

Step 6. Review and Apply Settings  

Click Apply and wait for Veeam Backup & Replication to install and configure all required components. At the Summary step of the wizard, review details of the added hardened repository and click Finish to exit the wizard.

To maximize the repository security and protect your data from different attacks, after the deployment of Veeam Data Mover, change file permissions for authentication certificates, so that only the root account and the Veeam Data Mover user can read the certificate files. Use the following command:

chmod 700 /opt/veeam/transport/certs

You can also use chmod 770  to add same permissions to the group.


SSH connection is necessary only for the deployment and upgrade of Veeam Data Mover. For security purposes, after you added the hardened repository, disable SSH connection for the user account you use to connect to the Linux server. If you can work with the server from the console, disable SSH connection for the server itself.