NAS and File Shares

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    Product Overview

    With Veeam Backup & Replication you can easily back up and restore content of various NAS file shares. The solution can be flexibly scaled to reliably protect massive amounts of data, even for the largest enterprise organizations. To protect your NAS file shares, you can use your existing Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    For more information about how to configure protection of these workloads, see the Veeam Help Center.

    Licensing

    NAS and File share backup are licensed based on front-end capacity. All paid editions of Veeam Backup & Replication support integration with NAS backups.

    You can create a single license to cover all types of workloads protected by a single Veeam Backup & Replication server. The license file can be generated and assigned to the backup server installation using VCSP Pulse plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console. Alternatively, a new license file can be generated on the VCSP Pulse Portal by adding the File Share workload type in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Backup & Replication > File Share section.

    Note

    Veeam Backup & Replication rounds the protected amount of data for each file share down to 500 GB. For more information and examples, see this article.

    Each workload under protection consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the VCSP Rental Point Per Unit (PPU).

    Workload Type

    Point Per Unit (PPU)

    File share (per 500 GB)

    10 points

    File share (if total size < 500 GB)

    Free

    Usage Reporting

    A new license usage report is generated on the first day of each month. It includes the number of monitored workloads for the past month. Usage for NAS and file servers can be tracked using the File share counter name.

    The primary and recommended usage reporting method is Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting. To enable license usage reporting, connect Veeam Backup & Replication servers. Once done, license usage from all workloads managed by that server will be included into the Monthly Usage Report.

    Alternatively, license usage can be obtained by one of the following ways:

    Then, the overall usage must be submitted through VCSP Pulse Portal.