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Recipe: Adding NFS File Share

Expected deliverables:

A new NFS File Share added to Veeam Inventory which can be used as source in File share backup jobs.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • A Windows or Linux server already added to Veeam Infrastructure.
  • A Windows or Linux to be used as a Cache Repository located as close to the File Server as possible.

Before you start:

Data from a File Server are transferred directly to the repository without a proxy server. File Server could be also used as a Cache Repository.


It’s assumed that you already have a Veeam Backup Server fully working in your environment.


  1. Open the Inventory view. In the inventory pane, right-click the File Shares node and select “Add File Share”.
  2. In the Add File Share window, click “File Server”.
  3. At the File Server step of the wizard, choose the server (Windows or Linux), which you want to use as a file server. Click Next.
  4. At the Processing step of the wizard:
    • From the Cache repository drop-down list, select a cache repository where temporary cache files must be stored.
    • Use the Backup I/O control slider to define how fast data can be read from the source File Server or leave the default.
  5. At the Review step of the wizard, review what Veeam components are already installed on the server and click Apply to start installation of missing components.
  6. At the Apply step of the wizard, wait till Veeam installs and configures all required components. Click Next.
  7. At the Summary step of the wizard, review details of the file server added as a file share and click Finish to exit the wizard.

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