Before You Begin

Before you create a file backup job, check the following prerequisites:

  • Backup infrastructure components that will take part in the file backup process must be added to the backup infrastructure and properly configured. These include source file shares to back up, backup proxies, and all repositories, including cache, backup and archive repositories.
  • The target backup repository must have enough free space to store created backup files. If you want to receive notifications on the repository running low on free space, configure global notification settings as described in section Specifying Other Notification Settings.
  • Make sure that repositories intended to store file share backups are not configured to store files in the WORM status. Otherwise, the backup jobs will fail when Veeam Backup & Replication cannot update the backup metadata files.
  • If you plan to map a file backup job to a backup that already exists in the backup repository, you must perform the rescan operation for this backup repository. Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to recognize backup files in the backup repository.

For more information on how to rescan backup repositories, see Rescanning Backup Repositories.

  • If you plan to use pre-job and post-job scripts, you must create scripts before you configure the file backup job.
  • For more information, see Storage Repositories in the Backup Infrastructure for File Backup section.
  • Antivirus software may significantly slow down file backup jobs. To improve performance, we recommend you exclude the c:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\x64\VeeamAgent.exe process from the antivirus scan on machines running the file backup proxy and backup repository roles. Keep in mind that it can weaken the security of these machines.