Data Transfer

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to transfer data to and from capacity extents, as well as move data from capacity extents to archive extents.

You can perform the following data transfer operations:

  • Copy policy: the backups are copied to capacity extents automatically.
  • Move policy: the inactive backup chains can be transferred to the capacity extents.
  • Previously offloaded data can also be downloaded from the capacity tier back to the performance extents.

To manage data transfer to and from capacity extents, Veeam Backup & Replication uses system sessions.

The following types of backup files can be moved or copied to capacity extents:

  • Regular backups (except transaction logs)
  • Veeam backups for Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure (using backup copy jobs)
  • Backups created with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, Veeam Agent for Linux, Veeam Agent for Unix or Veeam Agent for Mac
  • Backups created with Veeam Plug-ins for Enterprise Applications (Oracle RMAN, SAP HANA, SAP on Oracle)
  • Backups created with Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV
  • Backups created with Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization
  • Backups created with VeeamZIP jobs
  • Backups exported by K10 policies  
  • Exported backup files
  • Orphaned backups


Consider the following:

  • Imported backups can be copied or moved to capacity extents only manually.
  • You can move only inactive backup chains to capacity extents.

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