Performing Backup Copy for Veeam Agent Backups

You can configure backup copy jobs that will copy backups created with Veeam Agent for IBM AIX to a secondary backup repository.

Backup copy jobs process Veeam Agent for IBM AIX backups in the similar way as VM backups. To learn more about backup copy jobs, see the Backup Copy section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

The setup procedure for a Veeam Agent backup copy job practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM backup copy job. Consider the following:

  • You can process backups created by Veeam Agent for IBM AIX only with backup copy jobs for IBM AIX machine backups. You cannot add a Veeam Agent backup as an additional source of a backup copy job that processes VM backups or other backups.
  • You can process backups created by Veeam Agent for IBM AIX only with backup copy jobs operating in the periodic copy mode. Immediate copy mode is not supported.

To create a Veeam Agent for IBM AIX backup copy job:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, in the Home view, right-click the Jobs node in the inventory pane or right-click anywhere in the working area, and select Backup copy > IBM AIX backup.
  2. Follow the steps of the New Backup Copy Job wizard. At the Objects step of the wizard, you will be able to add Veeam Agent for IBM AIX backups to the job.

To learn more about how to configure backup copy jobs, see the Creating Backup Copy Jobs for VMs and Physical Machines section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Performing Backup Copy for Veeam Agent Backups 

Restoring Data from Copies of Veeam Agent Backups

Backups copied to the secondary backup repository do not preserve user access permissions. At the same time, users who created backups do not have access permissions on these secondary repositories. For this reason, users cannot restore data from their backups residing in the secondary site.

To overcome this limitation, you can delegate the restore task to backup administrators who work with Veeam Backup & Replication. Backup administrators can use Veeam Backup & Replication to export data contained in backup files as virtual disks.

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