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Recipe: Adding NFS File Share
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.
- Open the Inventory view. In the inventory pane, right-click the File Shares node and select “Add File Share”.
- In the Add File Share window, click “File Server”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- At the Apply step of the wizard, wait till Veeam installs and configures all required components. Click Next.
- 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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