Link Search Menu Expand Document

The Veeam Cookbook Series

A simple step by step no frills approach to achieving your goal

Recipe: SOBR - Switching to Seal Mode

Expected deliverables:

A deactivated extend of the Scale-Out Backup Repository that restricts any further data saving and allows only read operations such as restore, merge and remove.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • An existing Scale-Out Backup Repository with more than 1 extent

Before you start:

If you put a performance extent in maintenance mode, it will override seal mode.


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Select Backup Infrastructure on the bottom left menu.
  3. Select the scale-out backup repository under Scale-out Repositories.
  4. Right-click the performance extent and select Seal mode.
  5. To remove the extent from the seal mode, right-click the extent and select Seal mode once again.

Links to Resources:

Back to top

Copyright © 2019-2021 Solutions Architects, Veeam Software.