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. For more information, see the Backup Infrastructure for Unstructured Data Backup section.
  • 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 the Specifying Other Notification Settings section.
  • 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 the Rescanning Backup Repositories section.

  • If you plan to use pre-job and post-job scripts, you must create scripts before you configure the file backup job.
  • 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.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication does not create the separate node in the inventory pane for the archived backups. If you use archive repositories and want to make sure that backups were moved to it, you can do it using backup properties. For more information, see Viewing Unstructured Data Backup Properties.
  • [For Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1.2 (build 12.1.2.172) and later] If you plan to store backups in Veeam Data Cloud Vault, you must enable encryption.

Page updated 6/3/2024

Page content applies to build 12.1.2.172