Configuring Backup Repositories
A backup repository is a storage location where Veeam Backup for RHV keeps backup files. By default, the backup server performs the role of a backup repository. To keep your backups in another storage location, you can configure the following types of repositories:
- Direct attached storage: Microsoft Windows and Linux virtual and physical machines.
- Network attached storage: CIFS (SMB) shares and NFS shares.
- Deduplicating storage appliances: ExaGrid, Quantum DXi, Dell Data Domain, HPE StoreOnce, Fujitsu ETERNUS, Infinidat InfiniGuard.
- Cloud object storage: Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier, AWS Snowball Edge, S3 compatible, Google Cloud, Wasabi Cloud Storage, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure Blob, Azure Archive Storage and Azure Data Box
To combine repositories of different types in one repository, you can also set up a scale-out backup repository.
For Linux server, Microsoft Windows server, SMB share, ExaGrid, Quantum DXi, Fujitsu ETERNUS and Infinidat InfiniGuard repositories, you can enable the Fast Clone technology that increases the speed of synthetic backup creation and transformation, reduces disk space requirements and decreases the load on storage devices. With this technology, Veeam Backup for RHV references existing data blocks on volumes instead of copying data blocks between files. Data blocks are copied only when files are modified. To learn how to configure a repository to enable this functionality, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Fast Clone.
Veeam Backup for RHV does not support storing backups in Veeam Cloud Connect repositories. However, you can use Veeam Cloud Connect repositories for storing copies of backups created with Veeam Backup for RHV