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Evaluator's Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Configuring a Backup Repository

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.

Evaluation Case

In this exercise, you will configure a backup repository in which backup files and auxiliary replica files will be stored.

Prerequisites

Procedure

To configure a backup repository:

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. 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.

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.

Add a Server to Act as a Backup Repository

  1. In the Add Server window, select the server type: Microsoft Windows or Linux.

Choose Server Type

  1. 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.

Configuring a Backup Repository

  1. 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.

Configuring a Backup Repository

  1. 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:

  1. Right-click the Backup Repositories node in the inventory pane and select Add Backup Repository to launch the New Backup Repository wizard.

Add a Backup Repository

  1. At the Name step of the wizard, specify a name for the added backup repository.

Configuring a Backup Repository

  1. At the Type step of the wizard, select the type of backup repository: Microsoft Windows server, Linux server or Shared folder.

Configuring a Backup Repository

  1. 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

Configuring a Backup Repository

  1. 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 your backup repository.

Configuring a Backup Repository

  1. Go through the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings. At the last step of the wizard, click Finish.

Validation

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, click the Backup Repositories node.
  3. Make sure that the added backup repository is available in the working area.

Validate the Add Repository Operation

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