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Antivirus Settings

Post by pcrebe » Sep 19, 2011 5:40 am

Hi,
may i know which folders i need to exclude from AV realtime settings for Windows2008R2x64 Backup&Recovery VMserver?
Now i've set:
C:\Program Files\veeam
and the folders that contain
VBRCatalog
NFS

do i forget some?

thank you,
Carlo

P.S.
that's why when i start a SureBackup job after some minutes i have a BSOD :(

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by Gostev » Sep 19, 2011 8:10 am

Hi, what about the place where actual backup files are stored?

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[MERGED] AntiVirus on Veeam Backup Server/Proxy/Repository

Post by davegold » Jun 22, 2012 3:49 pm

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone has antivirus running on their Veeam Backup Server, and if so, what exclusions you've needed to make.

I'm thinking that the Catalog directory may be good to exclude from read monitoring, and probably exclude the repository directory.

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by dellock6 » Jun 22, 2012 10:12 pm

No antivirus in any Veeam installation I did.
Too many files/ram/cache/data moving around during backups, I do not really want some antivirus to go nuts one day and block or corrupt my backups...
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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by kassim » Jun 25, 2012 3:00 pm

Hi There,

Are there any recommendations from Veeam on the subject of anti-virus software on Veeam backup servers?

Thanks
Kassim

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by foggy » Jun 25, 2012 4:37 pm

Apparently no other considerations except the outlined above.

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by cfizz34 » Nov 12, 2014 7:27 pm

Does VEEAM have an offical answer on what exclusions (if any) need to be set for the antivirus software?

This guy posted his suggetions but I am curious what VEEAM has to say on the subject:
http://www.interworks.com/blogs/ijahans ... exclusions

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by mcvosi » Nov 12, 2014 9:09 pm

Maybe C:\ProgramData\Veeam?

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by Gostev » Nov 12, 2014 10:22 pm

Most importantly, actual backup files and Veeam installation folder.

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Re: Antivirus Settings

Post by Frosty » Nov 12, 2014 10:46 pm 1 person likes this post

I can tell you what we do for our environment. We use Trend Micro AV and we have the OfficeScan client deployed to our Veeam Backup server. Inside the Trend Micro AV management console (installed on a separate Windows server), we have grouped any backup-software-related Windows servers together in a folder called "Backups" and ensured that the Veeam backup server is in that group. We then applied the following AV real-time scan exclusions to servers in that group:

(a) exclude any disk which stores backup-related data files (so anything which is a Target for a backup job); AND
(b) exclude files with suffix: .VBK .VIB .VMDK and .VRB

That seems to work really well for us, including the running of SureBackup jobs.

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