Step 4. Specify Backup Job Settings

At the Backup Destination step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. From the Backup repository drop-down list, select a backup repository where you want to store backups.

For a backup repository to be displayed in the list of the available repositories, it must be added to the backup infrastructure, and the Nutanix AHV backup appliance must have access to the repository.

  1. In the Retention policy section, choose a retention policy that Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will apply to backups created by the job:
  • Select days if you want to keep restore points in a backup chain for the allowed period of time. If a restore point is older than the specified limit, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV removes it from the chain.
  • Select restore points if you want a backup chain to contain only the allowed number of restore points. If the number of allowed restore points is exceeded, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV removes the earliest restore point from the chain.

For more information on how Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV tracks and removes redundant restore points, see Retention Policy.


If the UUID of a VM changes (for example, if the VM was migrated to another cluster), Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will be unable to continue the backup chain for this VM. After you re-add the VM to the backup job, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will start a new backup chain for it. However, you will still be able to perform restore operations using backups from the old backup chain.

To help you implement a comprehensive backup strategy, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV allows you to enable long-term retention policy for backups and to configure backup job advanced settings (for example, enable health check, schedule active and synthetic full backups, plan backup maintenance and upload protection domain custom scripts).

Specify Backup Job Basic Settings