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Recipe: Configuration Backup (one-time)

Expected deliverables:

Backup VBR Configuration to a standard repository.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Veeam Backup and Replication server.
  • A Backup repository for Configuration Backup. Scale-Out Backup repository isn’t supported.

Before you start:

Configuration backup should be stored at multiple locations: keep multiple copies to comply with best practices, use of file copy jobs can be leveraged.


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup and Replication console.
  2. Click Main Menu button and select configuration Backup.
  3. Tick the “Enable backup file encryption” check box to allow accounts information to be saved and specify a password to be used. Loss Protection is enabled if your VBR server is registered against an Enterprise Manager server (allows for configuration restore using EM decryption key)
  4. Click Backup Now button.
  5. Click OK.

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