Wednesday, February 22, 2023

A Look at Veeam Backup & Replication v12 NAS Backup - Creating file share backup job

In the previous post "A Look at Veeam Backup & Replication v12 NAS Backup - Initial Configuration" we discussed about NAS backup architecture and the initial configuration needed to setup infrastructure. It is time to continue with the creation of the backup  job and its options

Give the backup job a name

Select the shares to protect

If  you want to exclude files from being backed up, go to Advanced

Select the repository (we use here S3 compatible on premises minio)

Advanced settings for the backup job will let you specify how many versions to protect

Specify how to process ACLs for files and folders

Define compression and encryption 

If you want to plan periodic backup file maintenance, you can do it here

You can run scripts pre and post job execution, for example if you want to create a snapshot of the file share before the job runs

In case you would like to get warnings in the job about skipped files, configure here

Because we use S3 compatible, we are asked about helper appliance. We will skip it.

On archival page we selected another S3 compatible storage, this time in AWS. We will AWS S3 bucket to hold a copy of the primary storage and also to move there any files older than 3 months

Here you can filter out files that are sent to acrhive

Finally, schedule the backup job

And run it

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