Step 2. Select NAS Device

At the NAS Filer step of the wizard, choose the NAS device, which you want to use as a NAS filer where protected file shares reside.

  1. Select the required NAS device from the Select NAS filer drop-down list.

If the drop-down list does not display the required device, you must add it to the storage infrastructure. To add the NAS device, click Add New and follow the instructions described in the Adding NetApp Data ONTAP, Adding Lenovo ThinkSystem DM/DG Series, Adding Dell PowerScale (formerly Isilon) or Adding Nutanix Files Storage sections, depending on the type of the storage system you use.

  1. If you must specify user credentials to access the storage system, select the Use the following account to access the NAS filer check box. From the Credentials drop-down list, select a credentials record for a user account that has Full Control permissions on the storage system.

[For Nutanix Files Storage] When adding a Nutanix Files Storage as a NAS filer, use credentials of an AD user account with administrator privileges added as a file server admin or backup admin. Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication cannot access SMB file shares.

If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link at the bottom of the list or click Add on the right to add the credentials. For more information, see Managing Credentials.

Step 2. Select NAS Device 

Integration with Dell PowerScale (formerly Isilon)

To provide proper integration of Veeam Backup & Replication with Dell PowerScale (formerly Isilon) to implement the NAS backup functionality, consider the following:

Add the following privileges to the VeeamStorageIntegration role:

Privilege ID

Read Only




Used to log in to the Platform API and the web administration interface.



Used to configure external authentication providers, including root-level accounts.



Used to create new roles and assign privileges.



Used for array Change File Tracking report scheduling for changelist API call.



Used to configure network interfaces.



Used to update export rules.



Used to configure the SMB server.



Used to schedule, take, and view snapshots.

For more information on privileges, see the PowerScale documentation.

You can use the following command to check privileges added to the VeeamStorageIntegration role:

isi auth roles view VeeamStorageIntegration

Make sure that you make the service account to be used for NAS integration a member of the VeeamStorageIntegration role.

  • To enable backup and restore of SMB file shares, additionally do the following:
  • Grant minimum read access to SMB file shares for the account that will be used for NAS integration. That will allow backing up SMB file shares.
  • Grant "run as root" access to SMB file shares for the account that will be used for NAS integration. That will allow restoring SMB file shares.

Consider that the PowerScale BackupAdmin role is not enough for backup and restore. It is mainly used for SMB access and enables backup and restore of files from /ifs. It does not propagate down to subfolders and therefore cannot be used to backup anything, but the system access zone.

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