How to add an XFS Repository to Veeam

This is the second article talking about how to set the Veeam Repository up with XFS

In my last article I wrote about how to create an XFS volume.

Now let’s see how to integrate it!

Numbers of step are quite easy

  1. Add a new Linux Server.
  2. Create Repository  with XFS add on.

The first step seems to be very easy and …  it is … if you have already set up correctly your linux firewall.


Because when you add a new server you can select which ports will be used to communicate from and to Backup Server to the new Repository

Let’s configure the firewall on my centos Linux server (firewallD)

The most important commands are:

  • sudo firewall-cmd –get-active-zones

The output shows you if the firewall is running and where it’s enabled

In the case you need to change the ethernet interface just launch:

  • sudo firewall-cmd –zone=home –change-interface=eth0

Probably the most used command is:

sudo firewall-cmd –zone=public –list-all

where you can see the status of opening ports

What we need now is opening the right ports as shown from Veeam user guide:

Let’s open the ports we need:

sudo firewall-cmd –zone=public –add-port=22/tcp –permanent

sudo firewall-cmd –zone=public –add-port=2500-3300/tcp –permanent 

and check if the output of the command

sudo firewall-cmd –zone=public –list-all 


ports: 2500-3300/tcp 22/tcp

Now it’s time to create the new XFS repository following these easy steps:

  • Adding New Server

Select Linux Server and click on the Advanced button.

Check if the ports we have previous configurated are present.

Now select the server (in my case is cento01),  Browse the XFS folder and then select the XFS option (in Yellow)

Just some more next click and finally you have finally configurated your new XFS repository.

If you want to have more details about how to set up the firewall please have a look at the following site:


The next article will talk about performances so … see you soon

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