Step 3b. Choose Disks and Volume Groups

Second, at the Virtual Machines step of the wizard, you can instruct Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV to back up only specific virtual disks and volume groups related to the selected backup scope:

  1. Click Exclusions.
  2. In the Exclusions window, switch to the Disks tab and click Add.
  3. In the Add Objects window, select a resource that you have added to the backup scope at step 3a, and click OK.
  4. Back to the Exclusions window, select the resource and click Edit.
  5. In the Select Disks window, select the Selected Disks option, click Add and choose a bus type of the disks that you want to back up. Then, select the necessary disks and volume groups.

Disks and volume groups that you do not select will be excluded from the backup job.


If you configure multiple disk protection rules, specific rules will override general ones. For example, if you add a rule for a protection domain and for a VM included in this domain, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV will process the VM disks according to the rule configured for the VM.

Select Disks and Volume Groups