Step 10. Specify Replication Job Settings
At the Job Settings step of the wizard, specify a backup repository for storing replica metadata, replica name and number of restore points to keep:
- From the Repository for replica metadata list, select a backup repository that will store metadata for VM replicas — checksums of read data blocks required to streamline incremental sessions of the replication job.
This setting must be specified only for snapshot replicas. Legacy replicas do not use a backup repository for storing metadata. For more information, see VM Replica Types.
Mind the following:
- In the Replica name suffix field, enter a suffix that will be added to the original VM names. To register a VM replica on the target host, Veeam Backup & Replication appends the specified suffix to the name of the source VMs.
- In the Restore points to keep field, specify the number of restore points that the replication job must maintain. Due to Microsoft Hyper-V restrictions on the number of VM snapshots, the maximum number of restore points for snapshot replicas is limited to 47. When the specified number is exceeded, Veeam Backup & Replication removes the earliest restore points.