You can add the following types of storage to the Linux server as a backup repository:

  • A local disk.
  • A directly attached disk-based storage (such as a USB hard drive).
  • NFS share.
  • SCSI/FC SAN LUN in case the server is connected to the SAN fabric.

1. Login to the Veeam Backup and replication manager server.

2. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console and click Connect.

3. On the Home page, select Backup Infrastructure.

4. On the Backup Infrastructure page, select Backup Repositories.

5. Right-click Backup Repositories and select Add backup repository.

6. Select Direct attached storage on the Add Backup Repository page.

7. Select Linux on the Direct Attached Storage page.

8. On the Name page, specify a Backup Repository name.

9. Give a brief description in the Description field for future reference and click Next.

10. On the Server page, select the Linux server from the Repository server drop-down list and click Populate.

11. Select the disk and click Next.

12. On the Repository page, click Browser for Path to folder.

13. On the Select Folder page, expand the server.

14. Select the NonHardenedBackups folder and click OK.

15. On the Repository page, click Populate.

16. On the Repository page, select Use fast closing on XFS volumes.

17. Use the Load control settings to manage the load on the backup repository and avoid storage I/O timeouts.

18. Click Advanced.

19. On the Storage Compatibility Settings, select Align backup file data blocks (recommended) checkbox.

20. Select Use per-machine backup files and click OK.


Select Decompress backup file data blocks before storing if you use a deduplicating storage feature or appliance.

21. On the Repository page, click Next.

22. Select a mount server from the Mount server drop-down list on the Mount Server page.

23. Select a folder in the Instant recovery write cache folder field for writing cache during mount operations.

24. Select Enable vPower NFS service on the mount server (recommend) and click Ports.

25. Review the ports settings on the vPower NFS Port Settings and click OK.

26. Click Next on the Mount Server page.

27. Click Apply on the Review page.

28. Select the Search the repository for existing backups and import them automatically checkbox if the backup repository contains backups previously created with Veeam Backup & Replication.

29. Select the Import guest file system index data to the catalog checkbox if the backup repository contains guest file system index files previously created by Veeam Backup & Replication.

30. Click Next on the Apply page.

31. Click Finish on the Summary page.

32. Verify that the Linux Backup Repository has been added.

I hope you enjoy this post.

Cary Sun

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