Backup repository is a location to which created backup files and auxiliary replica files are stored. You can use the following types of backup repositories:
- Microsoft Windows-based server with local or directly attached storage
- Linux-based server with local, directly attached or mounted NFS storage
- CIFS share
- Deduplication storage appliance*
* This guide describes backup repository configuration on Microsoft Windows, Linux servers and SMB shares. To learn about using deduplication storage appliances with Veeam Backup & Replication, see Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide at www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.
- You must have a Microsoft Windows server with a local or directly attached storage, Linux-based server with a local, directly attached or mounted NFS storage, CIFS share or deduplicating storage appliance that will perform the role of a backup repository.
- If a Microsoft Windows- or Linux-based server is used as a backup repository, these servers must have access to the Veeam backup server and the server that will perform a role of the offhost backup proxy (this can be a dedicated offhost backup proxy or source Hyper-V host performing the role of the default backup proxy). In case of a CIFS share, make sure that you have an account with the Full Control permissions on the share to be able to connect to it.
- Make sure that all necessary ports are open.
To configure a backup repository:
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- If you plan to use a Microsoft Windows-based or Linux-based server as a backup repository, right-click the Managed servers node in the inventory pane and select Add Server.
If you plan to use a CIFS share as a backup repository, you do not need to add a server. Go to the procedure describing how to assign the backup repository role.
- In the Add Server window, select the server type: Microsoft Windows or Linux.
- At the Name step of the wizard, specify a DNS name or IP address of the Microsoft Windows- or Linux-based server that you want to use as a backup repository.
- At the Credentials step of the wizard, enter credentials for the user account with administrator access permissions to the added server: click Add on the right of the Credentials field and specify the user name and password to connect to the added server.
If you have specified credentials before, you can simply select them from the Credentials list.
- Follow the next steps of the wizard. At the last step of the wizard, click Finish to add the server.
Next, assign the role of a backup repository:
- Right-click the Backup Repositories node in the inventory pane and select Add Backup Repository to launch the New Backup Repository wizard.
- At the Name step of the wizard, specify a name for the added backup repository.
- At the Type step of the wizard, select the type of backup repository: Microsoft Windows server, Linux server or Shared folder.
- For a Microsoft Windows- or Linux-based repository, select the server that you have added.
For a CIFS share, specify a UNC path to the shared folder that will be used as a backup repository and enter credentials of an account with administrative privileges on the share.
- At the Repository step of the wizard, specify a path to the folder to which backups and auxiliary replica files will be stored.
Click Populate to see how much space is available on the backup repository.
- Follow next steps of the wizard. At the last step of the wizard, click Finish.
After you configure a new backup repository, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a window suggesting you to change the configuration backup location to the newly created repository. Click No to leave the default settings.
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- In the inventory pane, click the Backup Repositories node.
- Make sure that the added backup repository is available in the working area.