The reason for this very simple walkthrough was because of a prompted question in the Veeam forums this morning but I thought it may come in use for anyone else trying to make use of the Veeam file copy function, this capability within the product (also available in the free version) allows for you to schedule a file or folder copy to another location, it can also be ran ad-hoc.
The steps to achieve this involve adding your source and destination servers or SMB shares.
Firstly open your Veeam Backup & Replication console and head over to the “Backup Infrastructure” from here you will see “Managed Servers” in the left pane if you right click there you will see the context menu as per below to begin adding your source and destination servers.
The first screen you see is asking what server would you like to add in this common scenario it would either be SMB3, Linux or Windows.
Provide DNS name or IP address to the server.
Provide credentials to gain access to the system for the file or folder copy job.
The next screen will review what services need to be installed on the system, be sure to check what services are supported on what application servers etc before proceeding here.
Follow the steps for adding both the source and destination servers of the files or folders you wish to copy. My simple scenario is based on I want to ship my logs from one server to another.
The next screens show how easy it is to create the job.
if you select the “Home” tab in the top ribbon you will see “Copy Job” as an option and under this you will see File… select this to begin the job configuration.
Provide a suitable name for the job.
Source, this is where you want to copy the files from, you can select this from the dropdown, my example I want to copy a logs folder from the root of C on the backup server as listed.
By clicking the add button on the right you will then get an explorer window to navigate to your file or folder to copy.
Multiple files and folders could be added in this pane.
Destination, this is where you would like to copy the file to, notice how I have many managed server options to choose from.
Again you can drill down to the location you would like to copy the file or folder to.
If required you could set a schedule.
I do not require a schedule so I am just going to run this on an Ad-hoc basis.
As you can see in the final steps I did not set a schedule and chose to just run the job when I click finish.
Finally we want to just check on the state of the job and make sure we can see things happening between the copy and see the destination state once completed.
Finally you can see the destination on the right, and you can see the successful job on the left.