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Recipe: Add a New Repository NAS

Expected deliverables:

A Veeam Backup & Replication NAS Repository where Veeam keeps backup files, VM copies and metadata for replicated VMs.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • A server/NAS storage exporting SMB or NFS shares.

Before you start:

The Veeam software is automatically uploaded and installed by the Veeam Backup and Replication server.


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. Right click Backup Repositories and choose “Add Backup Repository”.
  4. Select “Network attached storage” and either “SMB share” or “NFS share”.
  5. Give a name to the repository and click Next.
  6. Specify a file share server and path as suggested, and for SMB only insert credentials to access the share if required. Set an optional gateway server if needed, then click Next.
  7. Change the number of concurrent tasks or limit the data rate if necessary and click Advanced to check the available options. When finished, click OK on the Storage Compatibility Settings and Next on the main screen.
  8. Confirm or change the mount server settings.
  9. Review the settings and confirm by clicking Apply. If you’re adding a repository with existing backups, flag the setting to import them automatically.
  10. After installation and registration is completed, click Finish and the NAS repository is ready to use.

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