I am going to quickly detail how to connect Veeam Endpoint to an existing Veeam Backup and Replication Server to use a backup repository.
- Setup the permissions on your Backup Repository
- Setting up the Backup Job
- Integration into Veeam Backup and Replication Server GUI
First off, you need;
- Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE RC (build 188.8.131.521)
- Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Patch #2 RC (build 184.108.40.2064)
And a suitable machine to run endpoint on.
Setup the permissions on your Backup Repository
It’s best to do this first, open up the GUI for Veeam on your Server.
1. Go to Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repository > Hold CTRL + Right Click on your repository object.
2. Add your users that can access to repository, usually this will be the main user or service account used for Veeam Endpoint on the remote device. In my case, the Windows 7 machine runs LOB software for compatibility reasons, so a service account is used.
Note: you can also configure encryption as well.
Setting up the Backup Job
1. Double click the icon in your task bar, or open the control panel of Veeam Endpoint and click to configure backup.
- Select your backup type
2. Select the destination as “Veeam Backup & Replication Repository”
3. Input the settings to connect to your Veeam Backup and Replication Server.
Note: Port TCP 10001 is the default used for communication to the Veeam server.
3. Select the repository on the Veeam Backup and Replication Server you would like to use and number of restore points you want to keep.
4. Set your schedule, notice you can set a daily run of the backup;
- Or you can opt for the backup to run during certain conditions
5. Review your settings, and complete the setup, you can opt to run the backup straight away.
Integration into Veeam Backup and Replication Server GUI
Once the job is set up, you’ll notice a new section appear in the GUI on your Server, and info about the task running, however the options for editing etc will be grayed out, apart from the ability to disable the backup job.
- Configuration of the job will only be available on the endpoint itself.
There is also no in-depth information about how the job ran or bottlenecks as with normal backup jobs.
The common issue so far looks to be;
- Upgrading to the latest Endpoint version but not updating Veeam Backup and Replication to Update 2.
This means when trying to add in the repository, you get the following issue.
“Cannot connect to a backup server . Please contact your Veeam Backup & Replication administrator.”
- So make sure your on the right versions!
You can find log files for Veeam Endpoint at;
The main and best resources at the moment are those provided by Veeam, and remember even though its Free you still get support with them.
Happy Backing up anything that’s physical!!!