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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 File Proxy Server already available in Veeam Infrastructure
- A Windows Server to be used as a Cached Repository located as close to the NAS filer as possible.
- NFS file share must run NFS protocol version 3 or 4.1
Before you start:
Backup of file shares on Linux hosts added with single use credentials is not supported.
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 “NFS share”.
- At the NFS File Share step of the wizard, specify the path to an NFS file share in the “server:/folder” format. If you want Veeam to back up data from native storage snapshots, click Advanced:
- Select “Backup from a native storage snapshot at the following path” and specify the path in the “server:/folder” format to the folder on the NFS file share where the file share snapshot is saved.
- Select “Failover to direct backup if a snapshot is not available” if you want Veeam to read data for backup directly from the file share when the snapshot is unavailable.
- At the Processing step of the wizard:
- Click Choose next to the Backup proxy field to select a backup proxy (Default: All proxies)
- 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 the backup proxy can read data from the source file share or leave the default.
- At the Apply step of the wizard, wait until Veeam installs and configures all required components. Click Next.
- At the Summary step of the wizard, review details of the added NFS share and click Finish to exit the wizard.
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