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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Use Linux XFS as Veeam Repository

On Veeam v10, we can now have Fast Clone capabilities on Veeam Repository for both Platform

  • Windows Platform - ReFS file system
  • Linux Platform - XFS file system

In this post, we are going to look at Linux XFS.

[On Linux Server]

Create XFS file system on dev/sdb


mkfs.xfs -b size=4096 -m reflink=1,crc=1 /dev/sdb

Create a mount point
mkdir backups
mount /dev/sdb /backups

View the mount point
df -hT

To avoid mount point loss after system restart, you need to enter into /etc/fstab
/dev/sdb    /backups    xfs    defaults 0 0

[On Veeam Backup Server]
Add Linux Repository into Veeam Console.

1. Add Linux as Managed Server first
2. Add Backup Repository

3. Select Direct Attached Storage

4. Select Linux

5. Enter Repository Name

6. Select your managed linux server and select partition which contained xfs partition

7. Tick "Use Fast cloning"

8. Select mount server and click till end of the wizard

9. You've successful added a linux repository into your environment.