Network Attached Storage (SMB Shares)

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    Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you to use network attached storage (NAS) as backup repositories. Such NAS can be a shared folder on your computer, or any other physical device that can be accessed using the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

    Consider the following:

    • Network share browsing is not supported; make sure to prove the path to the shared folder manually.
    • A shared folder must be on a computer or device located within the same or a trusted domain.
    • To use SMB 3.0 or later, make sure you are using Microsoft Windows 8 or later or Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later. Mind that Network Attached Storage repository is on experimental support.

    To access and use a shared folder, do the following:

    • Configure NTFS permissions.
    • Configure share permissions.

    For more information, see this Veeam article.

    After you share a folder, you can access it using the SMB 3.0 protocol to read/write data to/from this folder.

    To add a shared folder as a backup repository, in the Specify Backup Proxy Server step, in the Path field, specify the path to the shared folder using the following syntax: \\<FQDN_name> or <ip_address>\<shared_folder_name>.

    Network Attached Storage (SMB Shares) 

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