This area is not my expertise, so i apoligise in advance if this topic has been covered or this is a simple fix.
I have just installed a new QNAP TVS-EC2480U with 8x 4TB hard disks configured running RAID 6 to backup my VM farm consisting of 8x ESXi 5.5 hosts running approx 100 VM's to just get a saftey backup of the VM's off our SAN using Veeam 9.0 backup Free Edition. All data form the servers are backed up to tape.
I installed a 2012 R2 Server with the Free version of Veam 9.0 and mapped a drive back to a volume on the QNAP server. My issue is though, on the free version I cannot see how to add the QNAP as a backup repository, i did manage to perform a backup by entering the network path and credentials for access to the volume on the QNAP and this worked fine, and this is how i have done it in the past using older verions of Veeam. But, when it come to me doing a test a restore, I cannot access the QNAP in anyway, the restore wizard will not allow me to see the mapped drive to the QNAP server? The only way i could successfully restore was to copy the vm backup to the C: of the 2102 r2 server that has Veeam installed?
Does anybody know if you simply cannot add the QNAP as a backup/restore repository in the Free version, as it looks simple in the Enterprise version, but i cannot see the options in the free version.
Many Thanks in advance for any help received.