- Click Next and go through the last steps of the wizard to add a new file proxy.
- To optimize performance of several concurrent tasks, you can use several file proxies. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will distribute the backup or restore workload between available file proxies on per-task basis, taking into account proxy connectivity and their current load. You can deploy file proxies both in the primary site and in remote sites.
If you want to use multiple proxies, repeat the wizard for all servers that you want to use as proxies.
Step 2. Add the target file share to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.
Depending on what type of file share you want to back up, use one of the following instructions:
For NFS and SMB file shares, you must select the file proxy from step 1 to process backup traffic from the file share as described in Adding NFS File Share and Adding SMB File Share.
Step 3. Create a file share backup job
To check prerequisites and create a file share backup, follow the instructions described in the Creating File Share Backup Jobs section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Note that in the Storage step of the New File Backup Job wizard, you must select the scale-out backup repository, not the default backup repository.