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Antivirus Exclusions for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

KB ID: 3074
Product: Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 | 5.0
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 7a
Published: 2019-12-24
Last Modified: 2023-10-09
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Purpose

This article documents antivirus exclusions that may be created to reduce the impact that antivirus software has on the functionality of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365. These antivirus exclusions may be applied to the Windows built-in antivirus or third-party antivirus software.

Note: Antivirus will not always cause Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 functions to fail; antivirus software may also negatively impact performance.

  • Given the complex nature of antivirus software, it may be necessary to add additional exclusions. Users are encouraged to review their antivirus logs or history to determine if more objects need to be excluded.
  • Although these exclusions are primarily intended for antivirus software, they may also need to be applied to other security software. This includes any software that performs file scanning or access control, as these could potentially block or interfere with Veeam-related processes.

Antivirus Exclusions

On the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server:

  • C:\Program Files\Veeam\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Veeam\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Veeam\
  • %windir%\Veeam\
  • %programdata%\Veeam\
  • *Any folder that contains repository databases

 

On Backup Proxy Servers:

  • %windir%\Veeam\
  • %programdata%\Veeam\

 

On Backup Repositories:

  • %windir%\Veeam\
  • %programdata%\Veeam\
  • *Any folder that contains repository databases.
     
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