Step 4. Specify Backup Placement Policy
At the Policy step of the wizard, specify how you want to store backup files on the performance extents of the scale-out backup repository.
- Set the backup file placement policy for the scale-out backup repository:
- Select Data locality if you want to store backup files that belong to the same backup chain on the same performance extent. In this case, a full backup file and subsequent incremental backup files will be stored to the same performance extent of the scale-out backup repository. The new backup chain may be stored to the same performance extent or to another performance extent (unless you use a deduplicating storage appliance as a performance extent).
- Select Performance if you want to store full and incremental backup files on different performance extents of the scale-out backup repository. If you set the Performance policy, you must make sure that the network connection is fast and reliable so that Veeam Backup & Replication can access all backup files from the backup chain.
For more information, see Backup File Placement.
- If you select the Performance policy, you can restrict which types of backup files can be stored on a specific performance extent. For example, if you have added three performance extents to the scale-out backup repository, you may want to store full backup files on one extent and incremental backup files — on the other two extents.
- Click Customize.
- In the Backup Placement Settings window, select a performance extent and click Edit.
- Select a check box next to the type of backup files that you want to store on the extent: Full backup files or Incremental backup files. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication can store both full and incremental backup files on the same extent.