This article documents antivirus exclusions that have been found to help prevent antivirus software from interrupting Veeam Backup & Replication communications with components such as proxies and repositories or with the guest OS of VMs that are being backed up or replicated.
In some rare instances antivirus can prevent certain executables, processes, or agents from being correctly deployed or leveraged from the Veeam server, proxy, repository, or even the guest OS.
Folders on the Veeam Server:
Folder on Guest OS for VSS:
Folders on VMware Backup Proxies and CIFS Repository Gateway:
Folders on Windows Repositories:
Folders on WAN Accelerator:
Due to the complex nature of antivirus software some additional exclusions may be needed.
If your antivirus has a logging or history system please review this to see actions it may have taken that may affect Veeam Backup & Replication operations.