How to create a Backup Repository for Veeam Backup & Replication 6

Before you can start backing up Virtual Machines (VMs), you need to create a Backup Repository after installing Veeam Backup & Replication 6.

During installation, Veeam Backup & Replication 6 will create a Default Backup Repository with a path of C:\backup. As you may not want to store your backups on the C drive – where your Operating System files usually reside – follow these instructions to create another Backup Repository on a separate drive.

  1. Open Veeam Backup & Replication 6 and select Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories menu. Notice the Default Backup Repository:
  2. Right-click Backup Repositories and select Add Backup Repository…:
  3. Enter a name for your Backup Repository, and click Next:
  4. Choose the type of repository you want to create, then click Next:
  5. Choose your Repository Server, click Populate to display the Repository Server’s available drives and their capacities. Select the drive you wish to use and click Next:
  6. Accept the default path or browse to the folder you want backups to be stored in. Clicking Populate will confirm the capacity and free space of the selected drive. Click Next:
  7. Leave the default settings for vPower NFS and click Next:
  8. Review the settings and click Next to install vPower NFS, if not installed already:
  9. Rejoice at the successful creation of the new Backup Repository, and click Finish:
  10. The Backup Repository will now be listed:

You can now setup a Backup Job for Veeam Backup & Replication 6, and select your new Backup Repository.