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Administrator Guide for Enterprises

Step 8. Specify Local Storage Settings

The Local Storage step of the wizard is available if at the Destination step you have chosen to save the backup on a local drive of the computer.

Specify local storage settings:

  1. In the Destination target field, specify a path to the folder where backup files must be stored.

If the folder does not exist, Veeam backup agent will create it during backup.

Do not specify the root drive directory, like C:\ or D:\.

  1. Specify backup retention policy settings:
  • [For Workstation operation mode] In the Keep backups for the past <N> days when computer was running field, specify the number of days for which you want to store backup files in the target location. By default, Veeam backup agent keeps backup files for 14 days. After this period is over, Veeam backup agent will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain.

For more details, see Backup Retention Policy in Free and Workstation Editions.

  • [For Server operation mode] In the Restore points to keep on disk field, specify the number of restore points you want to keep in the target location. By default, Veeam backup agent keeps 14 latest restore points. After this number is exceeded, Veeam backup agent will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain.

For more details, see Backup Retention Policy in Server Edition.

  1. Click Advanced Settings to specify advanced settings for the backup job.

For more details, see Step 14. Specify Advanced Job Settings.

Step 8. Specify Local Storage Settings Important!

  1. If you choose to store the backup on a local folder included in the backup scope, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will automatically exclude this folder from the backup.
  2. USB storage devices formatted as FAT32 do not allow storing files larger than 4 GB in size. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not use such USB storage devices as a backup target.

Specify Local Storage Settings

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