Configure Backup Repository
А backup repository is a storage location where Veeam Backup for RHV keeps backup files. You can add, delete or configure backup repositories in the Veeam Backup & Replication console.
Depending on the backup infrastructure, you decide where to store backups. By default, your backups will be stored on the Veeam Backup & Replication server, on the volume with the largest amount of free disk space. If you do not want to store your backups on the Veeam Backup & Replication server, you can add the following storage types as a new repository:
- Direct attached storage. You can add virtual and physical machines as backup repositories: Microsoft Windows Servers and Linux Servers.
- Network attached storage: CIFS (SMB) shares, NFS shares.
- Deduplicating storage appliances: ExaGrid, Quantum DXi, Dell EMC Data Domain, HPE StoreOnce.
You can also use scale-out backup repositories that contain supported repository types.
Veeam Backup for RHV does not support cloud storage services as backup repositories.
To learn how to add a backup repository, see the Adding Backup Repositories section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Mind the following limitations:
- Veeam Cloud Connect repositories are not supported for backups created by RHV Backup.
- If you want to store RHV VM backups on a hardened repository, make sure that you enable creation of active full backups in the backup job settings and make sure that the backup job retention period is longer than the immutability period of the repository. Otherwise, the backup chain transformation will fail because merging of incremental backups into a full backup is not possible in hardened repositories.