Veeam File Extensions

  • 14 November 2023
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Using Veeam we can have various types of files. But do you know all of those file extensions?

 

Here is a list of the main files:

 

.vbm - backup chain metadata file

.vbk - full backup file

.vib - incremental backup file

.vrb - reverse incremental backup file

.bco - configuration backup file

.lde - veeam explorer exported file

.ldf - Microsoft SQL Server Log file

.mdf - Microsoft SQL Server master database file

.vsm - Microsoft SQL Server transaction log backup

.vom - Oracle database log file

.lock - lock file

.vblob - file that stores data from the file share (NAS) backup job

.vindex - binary metadata file that describes backup files (names and versions) of file share backup job

.vslice - binary metadata that describes allocation of data in VBLOB backup files

 

Have you in mind any other kind of file extension that are associated with Veeam?

Put here on the comments that I will add to this list.


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Good list Wolff! Here’s one most tend to forget:

.vblob = the data file created by (NAS) File Backup Jobs

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Very nice little list and also good for VMCE study too (if they still have those questions from the old days - LOL).  😋

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Good list Wolff! Here’s one most tend to forget:

.vblob = the data file created by (NAS) File Backup Jobs

Good remember Shane! I take some other files of share backup job on help center.

Tks for that...

 

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Very nice little list and also good for VMCE study too (if they still have those questions from the old days - LOL).  😋

Yes, it is! However, I do not know if this kind of question is still on the exam.

 

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Very nice little list and also good for VMCE study too (if they still have those questions from the old days - LOL).  😋

Yes, it is! However, I do not know if this kind of question is still on the exam.

 

Yeah, I don’t think there is but good to know them regardless.  😁

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This will be good for exemptions in antivirus or malware scans too depending on what software you are using for which purpose. Thanks

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If you talk about all products, don‘t forget file endings of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 :)
*.adb


And there are some others. Here a list of all Veeam backup files:

VAB, VBM, VBK, VIB, VRB, VSB, VLB, VSM, VLM, VOM, VACM, VASM, VSOURCE, VSOURCETEMP, VSTORE, VSTORETEMP, VSLICE, VBASKET, VLIST, VCACHE, VBLOB, BCO, ADB.
 

Source:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/nas_licensing.html?ver=120


Our enterprise plugins are using the following file types: VAB + VASM + VACM 

Example SAP on Oracle plugin: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/plugins/environment_planning_sap_orcl.html?ver=120#backup-files

VSB files are used by the virtual full backup for tapes:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/virtual_full_backup_hiw.html?ver=120
 

VLB files have the transaction log files stored inside:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/sql_backup_retention.html?ver=120

 

VSM files are metadata files for the transaction log backups of MSSQL server

VOM files are metadata files for Oracle archive log backups 

VPM files are metadata files for PostgreSQL transaction log backups

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/hyperv/backup_files.html?zoom_highlight=Vom&ver=120#backup-files


 

Best,

Fabian

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