Veeam - How to back up to a Veeam repository in the Axcient Cloud [Veeam® Agent for Windows]

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at March 31st, 2021

[This is a chapter in the Veeam® Agent for Windows Agent for Windows – Axcient Cloud Guide]

The recommended method for configuring the Veeam Agent for Windows is to backup to the Axcient cloud.  This method allows for a local backup to be retained onsite while a Backup Copy Job is used to send the backups to the Axcient cloud.

This process requires that Veeam Backup & Replication be installed, configured with the Axcient Cloud Connect service provider, and properly licensed for use with the Veeam Agent for Windows.

1. Open the local Veeam Backup & Replication console and go to the Backup Infrastructure Section.

2. Under Backup Repositories, select the Veeam repository you would like to use for Agent backups and click the Access Permissions button at the top.


3. Select either Allow to everyone or Allow to the following accounts or groups only.

4. Check the box for Encrypt backups stored in this repository and select the encryption key you would like to use from the drop-down menu. If you do not have an encryption key, you can create one by clicking Add.


5. Click OK.

6. Open the Veeam Agent for Windows on the physical machine you want to backup.

7. Click Configure backup.

8. Select Entire computer and click Next.


  1. Select Veeam backup repository, then click Next.


  1. Enter the DNS name or IP address of your local Veeam server as well as the credentials to authenticate against it.

  1. Click Next.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to select the Veeam repository you want to use and select the number of recovery points you want to keep. Then, click Next.

  1. Click Next.

  1. Click Next.

  1. Select the schedule you would like to use for this Agent backup job and click Apply.

  1. Click OK on the warning about wake up timers.


  1. Review the summary and click Finish.

The agent is now configured to create local backups to the selected Veeam repository and is now available to be used as a source for a backup copy job to the Axcient cloud. 

If you are not familiar with the process of creating backup copy jobs to an Axcient cloud vault, please review thAxcient BDR for Veeam Setup Guide:

If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Axcient Veeam Support at 800-352-0248 Option 2, or submit a ticket at