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Backup SMB Shares via Veeam Agent for Windows

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Hello

A user has a Windows server where he mapped several SMB shares that he wants to
backup with the Veeam agent installed on the Windows server.

Is this working at all?


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Re: Backup SMB Shares via Veeam Agent for Windows

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Hi Oli4

No, Veeam Agent protects only direct attached disks and no fileshares.
You can use our Fileshare Backup Jobs from VBR.

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Re: Backup SMB Shares via Veeam Agent for Windows

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Hi Fabian

Thanks for your answer, unfortunately the link you postet is not working.


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Re: Backup SMB Shares via Veeam Agent for Windows

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Your welcome.
Thanks, Updated the link. Was a format error :)
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Re: Backup SMB Shares via Veeam Agent for Windows

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Hello,
There is an extra option if you want the best of both worlds, at minimum cost. Veeam Agent for Linux, meaning you will need a Linux server somewhere, VM/physical, etc. And you present those NFS/SMB to that Linux, install Agent for Linux, and use the snapshot-less file-level backup. I have seen some Customers using this for some specific use cases where the SMB needed a daily backup and that's it, and it worked well.

For simplicity, ease to use, and restoration, Fabian already mentioned a purposed-built technology we have - NAS Backup.

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