Seeding Veeam Cloud Connect – Part 1: Backup copy jobs

Veeam Cloud Connect is a great technology that allows end users to add to a local protection also an offsite location where they can store backup copies or replicated virtual machines. As not every customer has a fast internet connection, Veeam Cloud Connect implements multiple data reduction tecniques to improve data transfer, but especially the initial full backup or full replica can be slow and painful for some customers with really small internet connection. That’s why seeding is such an important option in Veeam Cloud Connect.
In this three series blog posts, you will learn how to use Veeam Cloud Connect. In Part 1, how to seed a regular backup copy job.

Check the file system of your USB drive before using it as a backup target

One of the new features introduced in Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 is the new “Backup Copy” job type. With it, an administrator can create a secondary location for his backups, without having to clone large backup files from the primary backups using tools like rsync or robocopy.
If you plan to use an external USB drive as your target for this kind of jobs, be sure to check the file system in use, before runnng into problems.