Rescanning Backup Repositories

Veeam Backup & Replication periodically rescans standard repositories for newly created restore points and metadata — the results of every rescan session are displayed in the History view under the System node. A rescan operation is launched automatically every 24 hours or in the following cases:

  • After you add a repository to the backup infrastructure.
  • After a backup chain is modified in the object storage (for example, if a restore point is added or deleted from the chain).

However, you can perform a rescan operation for a repository manually:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. Navigate to External Repositories.
  3. Select the necessary repository and click Rescan on the ribbon.

Alternatively, you can right-click the repository and select Rescan.

If multiple repositories are present in the backup infrastructure, you can perform the rescan operation for all repositories simultaneously. To do that, right-click the External Repositories node and select Rescan.

Rescan repository