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Copying Veeam Back Up files from Local Nas to External drive.

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I have Veeam Back Up and Replicate and the (VMware) VM's back up jobs are pointed to a local Nas.

On the Nas i can see a drive called Veeam and in there are folders that have the VM files.

In each of the folders are files, one called (Backup Name).vbm and around 12 large files with file extension .vib.

Can i copy these on to an external drive and keep the files offsite?

In the event of a disaster is it just a case of putting them back to the same folder and setting up Veeam again.
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Can i copy these on to an external drive and keep the files offsite?

Yes.

You could even create a Veeam Copy Job to do it for you to your External HD!

So your backups happen as usual, and then a Veeam Copy Job copies them your External Media, and then just disconnect and walk away, let Veeam do all the heavy lifting...

why make additional work for yourself!

Make sure you use Job Encryption or HD encruption!

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Ok, thank you Andrew.

Do i just need to attached the external drive to the Back Up Nas or does it need to be attached to one of the VM Host ?
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You need to attach it to what ever, Veeam Server or you can copy files to.

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Ok, thanks Andrew.

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Excellent and fast help and advice. Thank you Andrew Hancock