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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Windows Server

You can use a Microsoft Windows server with local or directly attached storage as a backup repository. The storage can be a local disk, directly attached disk-based storage (such as a USB hard drive), or iSCSI/FC SAN LUN in case the server is connected into the SAN fabric.

Microsoft Windows Repository Deployment

To communicate with a Microsoft Windows-based repository, Veeam Backup & Replication uses two Data Mover Services that are responsible for data processing and transfer:

  • Veeam Data Mover on a backup proxy
  • Veeam Data Mover on the Microsoft Windows repository

When any job addresses the backup repository, the Data Mover Service on the backup proxy establishes a connection with the Data Mover Service on the backup repository, enabling efficient data transfer over LAN or WAN.

The Data Mover is installed automatically when you add a server to Veeam Backup & Replication as a managed server.

Microsoft Windows Server

Requirements for Microsoft Windows Server Based Repositories

A machine performing the role of a repository must meet the following requirements:

  • The role of the repository can be assigned to a Microsoft Windows machine (physical or virtual).
  • You must add the machine to the Veeam Backup & Replication console as a managed server.

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