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Cloning Jobs

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In Veeam Backup & Replication, you can add new jobs by means of job cloning. Job cloning allows you to create an exact copy of any job available in the job list. Configuration details of a created job copy are written to the same SQL database that stores configuration details of the original job. Thus, the job copy is available and can be managed via the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

If you want to create multiple jobs with similar settings, the recommended practice is to configure a set of jobs that will be used as ‘job templates’. These job templates can then be cloned and edited as required.

The job cloning functionality in Veeam Backup & Replication is similar to the job cloning functionality in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. However, job cloning in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is limited to backup and replication jobs only; after you clone a job, you can edit only some of the job settings. In Veeam Backup & Replication, you can clone any type of job except SureBackup jobs and edit all settings of the cloned job.

To clone a job:

1.Open the Backup & Replication view.
2.Click the Jobs node in the inventory pane.
3.Select the necessary job in the working area and click Clone on the ribbon or right-click the job and select Clone.
The name of the cloned job is formed by the following pattern: <job_name_clone1>,  where job_name is the name of the original job and clone1 is a suffix added to the original job name. If you clone the same job again, the number in the name will be incremented, for example, job_name_clone2, job_name_clone3 and so on. Once a job is cloned, you can edit all its settings, including its name.
If the original job is scheduled to run automatically, the newly cloned job will be Disabled. To enable it, select it in the list and click Disable on the ribbon or right-click the job and select Disable.
If the original job is configured to use a secondary target, the cloned job will be created without the secondary target settings.



The job cloning functionality is available only in the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions of Veeam Backup & Replication.

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