How to change the vPower NFS path in Veeam 7


Veeam vPower NFS is used when you perform an Instant Recovery from a Veeam backup file, and allows Veeam to present the compressed backup file as regular vmdk to your ESXi host. You may have missed the configuration setting during the installation, but on a couple of servers I look after it was installed on C:.

Now on a server with 100GB C: I generally run with 20-30% free diskspace, but considering the size of some of the VMs I look after it only takes a couple to be started via Instant Recovery before you have filled up your vPower NFS (and C:) with virtual swap files.

Here is how to change the vPower NFS path:

On the server below there is already an Instant Recovery running so the C: is already pretty short of space, but D:, E:, and G: have loads of free space. So we will move the vPower NFS path E:.

Veeam Backup Server diskspaceOpen Veeam Backup and select Backup Infrastructure from the left hand menu. Then select Backup Repositories, and then right click the Default Backup Repository, and select Properties.

Veeam Backup - Backup InfrastructureThe Edit Backup Repository dialogue box will open.

Edit Backup RepositoryClick the vPower NFS option from the left hand side.

Edit Backup Repository vPower NFSIn the Folder option, type in or Browse to the new path the vPower NFS.

Detecting existing vPower NFS installationThe dialogue box above will pop up as Veeam detects the existing vPower NFS installation.

Edit Backup Repository completeOnce complete click the Finish button.

The vPower NFS path has now been changed to E:vPowerNFS.

Useful References:

1. Veeam – Step 6. Specify vPower NFS Settings

2. Veeam 6.1 and 6.5 Changing Vpower NFS path

3.  vPower NFS Troubleshooting

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