Exporting backups allows you to synthesize a complete and independent full backup file using restore points located in your backup repositories. That is, you can transform any backup chain into a standalone full backup file and save it to the same repository where the selected restore points reside.
To export a backup, do the following:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
- In the inventory pane, select Backups.
- In the working area, expand the job that created the backup, right-click a VM for which you want to synthesize a full backup file, and select Export Backup.
- Complete the New Export wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Performing Export.
Once the export operation completes, the exported backup will be displayed under the Backups > Disk (VeeamZIP) node in the Home view of the Veeam Backup & Replication console.