Rescanning Backup Repositories
You can rescan a backup repository configured in the backup infrastructure. Backup repository rescan may be required, for example, if you have archived backups from a backup repository to tape and deleted backup files in the backup repository. Or you have copied backups to the backup repository manually and want to work with them in Veeam Backup & Replication.
During the rescan operation, Veeam Backup & Replication gathers information about backups that are currently available in the backup repository and updates the list of backups in the configuration database. After the rescan operation, backups that were not in this configuration database will be shown on the Home view in the Backups > Disk (Imported) node. If backups are encrypted, they will be shown in the Backups > Disk (Encrypted) node.
Consider the following:
To rescan a backup repository:
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- In the inventory pane, select the Backup Repositories node.
- In the working area, select the backup repository and click Rescan Repository on the ribbon or right-click the backup repository and select Rescan repository.
By default, Veeam Backup & Replication skips from rescan files whose paths contain $RECYCLE.BIN or .Trash-<digits>. You can exclude other file paths with a registry value. For more information, contact Veeam Customer Support.