Creating a Backup Repository in Veeam Backup & Replication v11

Following up to my previous blog post, I decided to now focus on creating a Backup Repository in Veeam Backup & Replication (v11) using my Synology DS920+. If you’re interested in learning more about this unit, I touched on the hardware in this post and if you’d like to learn more about the initial setup please click here.

  • Log into your Veeam Backup and Replication v11 Console. As you can see, I’m using an NFR license for VBR v11 (good for one year) which is provided to Veeam Vanguards (one of many perks the program provides but you can see for yourself in this blog post).
  • Once you have successfully logged into the VBR console, please select Backup Infrastructure (in the lower left hand corner) and then select Backup Repositories in the upper left hand corner.
  • Select Add Repository from the choices found under Backup Repository. Once the Add Backup Repository window appears, please select Network Attached Storage from the choices provided. Then select SMB Share from the choices found on the following screen.
  • Provide a Backup Repository name at the New Backup Repository window, then select Next.
  • Provide the Shared Folder name (or IP address for the NAS), tick the box to add the Access Credentials (you will be required to select Add if you have not previously used an account). If an account has been used successfully in the past, pull down the drop-down menu and select the appropriate account that has been used to access the NAS and then select Next. The connection to the NAS will then take a few moments to successfully establish the connection.
  • For Repository, the location field should auto-populate based on the information you provided on the previous screen, then select Next.
  • For Mount Server, you have the option(s) to make any changes at this point. If no changes are required, please select Next.
  • For Review, please ensure the components in place are valid and then select Apply to proceed.
  • The settings will apply on the following window. Once they’ve done so successfully, please select Next.
  • At the Summary window, please select Finish to complete the new Backup Repository.
  • The new Backup Repository now appears in the Backup Repositories list.

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