Veeam Backup & Replication for Nutanix Mine: NAS Backup Guide

KB ID: 4035
Published: 2020-10-27
Last Modified: 2020-10-27
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With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can back up and restore contents of NAS file shares. You can protect the following types of file shares:

  • NFS file share
  • SMB file share
  • Windows-managed or Linux-managed server used as a file share

To protect file shares, you can use your existing Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure on Nutanix Mine 2.0 or later.

For details on the file share backup process and involved infrastructure components, see the NAS Backup Support section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

How to Back Up File Share

To back up contents of a file share, do the following:

  1. Add file backup proxies.
  2. Add the target file share.
  3. Create a file share backup job.

Step 1. Add file backup proxies.

To add a file proxy, do the following:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Backup Infrastructure view, in the inventory pane right-click the Backup Proxies node and select Add file backup proxy.
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  1. At the Server step of the New File Proxy wizard, select a Microsoft Windows server that you want to use as a file proxy. You can assign the role of a file proxy to Veeam-Win-Node2 and Veeam-Win-Node3 or other Windows-managed servers added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.
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  1. At the Traffic Rules step of the wizard, click the Manage network traffic rules link. These rules help you throttle and encrypt traffic transferred between backup infrastructure components. For details, see Configuring Network Traffic Rules.
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  1. Click Next and go through the last steps of the wizard to add a new file proxy.
  2. 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.

NOTE:
The storage monitoring watchdog cannot stop file share backup jobs. So, plan the workload accordingly.
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