Create New Veeam Backup Repository

This will guide you through what needs to be done within the Veeam Backup and Replication console to add a new backup repository tied to our newly format drive.

From the Veeam Backup and Replication console click Backup Infrastructure and then right click on Backup Repositories and select Add backup repository to launch the Repository creation wizard.

Add backup repository wizard

Select Direct Attached Storage in the first dialog box and Microsoft Windows in the second. Give the backup repository a name and click Next

Select your local server and click Populate to list locally attached available drives. In my case I select F and select Next Select Repository Drive

For both the Repository and Mount Server dialog boxes you can accept the defaults and just click Next

On the review dialog box make sure to leave Import existing backups automatically unchecked since we're starting off with a fresh set of backup job. Once you're satisfied everything looks correct click Apply. Create repository

When you see a dialog box asking Change the configuration backup location to the newly created repository? select No. If you select Yes the backup repository becomes un-usable for Scale out ICOS storage.