Step 7. 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.

  1. 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 7 latest restore points. After this number is exceeded, Veeam backup agent will remove the earliest restore points from the backup chain.

For details, see section Backup Retention Policy of the Veeam Agent for Mac User Guide.

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

For details, see Specify Advanced Job Settings.


  • If you choose to store the backup on a local folder included in the backup scope, Veeam Agent for Mac will automatically exclude this folder from the backup.
  • 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