First off, below is a list of Veeam file extensions with an explanation for each. Overall, I used this list for studying for the VMCE exam. (Updated 1/17/2019)

  • VBK – this is a full backup file
  • VIB – incremental backup file
  • VRB – reverse incremental backup file
    • (Quick note, I think VBR is a miss-print you may see on the web)
  • VBM – replica┬ámetadata file
  • BCO – configuration backup file
  • DEM – private and public encryption key – Enterprise manager
  • VSB – virtual synthetic backup (these are pointers to backup data blocks)
  • VLB – A generic Veeam database log
  • VSM – Microsoft SQL Server transaction log backup
  • VOM – database log file (Oracle)
  • DIT – active directory┬ádatabase file
  • MDF – Microsoft SharePoint content database file
  • EDB – Similarly, this is a Microsoft Exchange mailbox database
  • ERM – Scale out backup repository
  • RCT and MRT – used to complement CBT data with Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 RCT (Resilient Changed Tracking)
  • CTP – info on data blocks that have changed for Hyper-V replication from a Veeam proprietary driver.

Overall, I found various Veeam file extensions in my VMCE-95 textbook, and in Veeam’s online documentation. Additionally, a direct reference here.

Finally, this extension list is part of my Veeam Study Guide.

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