How to Move Veeam Backup & Replication Backup Files

KB ID: 1729
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
Published:
Last Modified: 2017-03-27
KB Languages: DE | FR

Purpose

This article provides a method to change the repository where backup files are stored.

Solution

To manually move Veeam Backup and Replication backup files and continue using the same job to create a new backup chain, follow these steps:

1. In Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories, create a new repository for the new location where backup files will be located.

2. Manually move the backup files to the new repository path. Keep in mind that there will be folders created inside the directory/path for job names. If your repository is declared as E:\Backups,
Job A will go to E:\Backups\Job A.

3.Rescan the new repository.
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4. If your backup files are encrypted, you will need to specify the password under Backups > Encrypted on the Backup and Replication tab. If your backup files are not encrypted, skip this step.  

5. Edit the backup job. Go to the Storage tab, and from the drop down menu, select the new repository.
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If you encounter the following error: “Move all backup files to the new backup repository first”. You may have left the backup files in the original location.
 
When encountering this error, follow the steps outlined below to map to the backup files in the new repository.

 

To map the existing backup files to a new or different job, follow these steps:

1. Under Backups > Disk, right click the job you are changing repository for, and do either Remove From Backups (v8) or Remove from Configuration (v9).
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2. In Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories, create a new repository for the new location where backup files are located if you have moved the backup files. If you have not moved backup files to a new location, skip this step.
 
3. Rescan the repository where the backup files are located.
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4. If your backup files are encrypted, you will need to specify the password under Backups > Encrypted on the Backup and Replication tab. If your backup files are not use encrypted, skip this step.
 
5. Edit the backup job. Go to the Storage tab, and from the drop down menu, select the repository if it has changed in Step 2.
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6. Click Map Backup and select the existing backup chain
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More Information

If you are attempting to manually seed a backup copy job, please see the following KB: https://www.veeam.com/kb1856
 
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