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Recipe: Adding Backup Repositories with Local Storage

Expected deliverables:

A new backup repository where backups are stored.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Access to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 GUI using a browser
  • Any supported storage technology
  • An existing proxy server

Before you start: The storage type must be a local or directly attached storage, connected to a proxy server, or a SMB share.

Assumptions: You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 installation.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 interface.
  2. Open the “Backup Infrastructure” view.
  3. Right click “Backup Repositories” in the inventory pane and select “Add backup repository”.
  4. Enter a name and optional description for the backup repository, and click “Next” to proceed.
  5. Select “Backup to local disk” as a target location. Click “Next”.
  6. Select a backup proxy server and specify the directory where you want to store backups. For SMB shares, specify the path manually. Click “Next”.
  7. Specify the retention policy, and choose beetween “Snapshot-based” and “Item-level” retention type. Click “Advanced” if you want to specify when to apply a retention policy between “Daily at” and “Monthly at”.
  8. Click “Finish” to end the repository configuration.

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