Repository Ownership Alert

To prevent the same backup repository from being used simultaneously on different backup appliances, Veeam Backup for AWS verifies whether the backup repository is managed by any backup appliance when you add an existing folder as a target backup repository. Retention sessions running on different appliances may corrupt backup files stored in this repository, which may result in unpredictable data loss.

If the backup repository is already connected to any backup appliance, Veeam Backup for AWS will display a warning notifying that the backup repository has a different backup appliance owner. To allow Veeam Backup for AWS to take ownership of this repository, click Import. If you do not import the repository to the current backup appliance, you will not be able to proceed with the wizard.


Consider the following:

  • Veeam Backup for AWS verifies the backup appliance owner only for those backup repositories that were added to Veeam Backup for AWS version 7.0.
  • As soon as you import the backup repository to the current backup appliance, the backup policies configured on the previous backup appliance will start failing.

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