Moving Veeam Backup Data To A New Backup Repository

 

We are going to move the backup data to a different repository keeping the original backup job intact

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Open Veeam
In the panel on the left goto
Backups
  ¬ Disk
Now in the right hand side panel find the job you wish to move, right click on it and select
Remove from backups
DO NOT Select Remove from Drive, this will delete your back up 


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Now in your OS Browse to where you backup files are stored
Im going to move the Files from one Nas Drive to another as my Original Nas is nearly full
Select the file backup you wish to move and highlight it, hold down the right mouse button and drag it to the new Nas drive, release the button and select move here.
This will copy at the files and keep them intact for later.


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Head back over to Veeam
And from the Bottom Menu select Backup Infrastructure
And highlight Backup Repositories from the list above, now on the right you will see your Nas drives
I have moved my backup from VMBackupNas to VMBackupNas2
So i need to select VMBackupNas2 and right click on it, and select Rescan repository


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I have moved my backup from VMBackupNas to VMBackupNas2
So i need to select VMBackupNas2 and right click on it, and select Rescan repository
You should see it start scanning like the image to the left
We now need to tell veeam where to find the backup files we have moved, so that our backup jobs will continue as normal but the actual data has moved.


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Select Backup and Replication from the bottom menu and then select and edit the job.
Go through as if your going to recreate the job until you reach Storage.
We want to change the Backup Repository so select the repository where you have move the data to, in my case VMBackupNas2.
You will see Map Backup highlighted in blue, click on it and select the backup.
This is very important as Veeam will not see where the old files are unless you complete this step.
If you did not do this it would create a whole new folder to store the backup files.
click next a few time and then finish.

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