Stopping Backup Job

You can stop the running backup job before the job session completes, for example, if the backup process is about to take long, and you do not want the job to produce workload on the production environment during business hours.

When you stop a backup job, the job session will finish immediately. Veeam Agent for IBM AIX will not produce a new restore point during the session, and the session will finish with the Failed status.

To stop a backup job, use the following command:

veeamconfig session stop --id <session_id>


veeamconfig session stop --force --id <session_id>


  • <session_id> — ID of the currently running backup job session that you want to stop. You can get the list of sessions with the veeamconfig session list command.
  • --force — with this option enabled, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX will immediately stop the backup session even if it is unable to stop the veeamjobman process for some reason.

For example:

$ veeamconfig session stop --id 381532f7-426a-4e89-b9fc-43d98942c71a