Connecting to Veeam Backup Server

To create Veeam Agent backups on a backup repository managed by Veeam Backup & Replication, you must connect to a Veeam backup server.

Connecting to Veeam Backup ServerImportant!

Consider the following:

  • Veeam Agent for IBM AIX can be connected to one Veeam backup server only. If you want to create backups on the backup repository managed by another backup server, you need to delete the currently used backup server and all jobs targeted at backup repositories managed by this backup server. To learn more, see Deleting Connection to Veeam Backup Server.

If you add a connection to another backup server, backups created on the Veeam backup repository managed by the original backup server will become unavailable in Veeam Agent. To continue using the original backup server, you need to delete the connection to the new backup server and re-create connection to the original backup server. After that, all backups previously stored on the backup repository will become available again. You will need to re-create all backup jobs that use the original backup server as well.

  • If you change an account to connect to the Veeam backup server and then start a backup job targeted at the backup repository managed by this backup server, Veeam Agent will start a new backup chain on the backup repository.

To connect Veeam Agent for IBM AIX to a Veeam backup server, use the following command:

veeamconfig vbrserver add --name <vbr_name> --address <vbr_address> [--port <vbr_port>] --login <username> [--domain <domain>] --password <password>

where:

  • <vbr_name> — name of the Veeam backup server that manages the backup repository.
  • <vbr_address> — IP address of the Veeam backup server.
  • <vbr_port> — port over which Veeam Agent for IBM AIX must communicate with Veeam Backup & Replication. The default port used for communication with the Veeam backup server is 10006.
  • <username> — a user name of the account that has access to the Veeam backup repository.

You can specify a user name in the username or username@domain format. In the latter case, you do not need to specify a domain as a value of the --domain option.

Connecting to Veeam Backup Server Note:

You cannot provide a user name in the domain\username format.

  • <domain> — a name of the domain in which the account that has access to the Veeam backup repository is registered.
  • <password> — password of the account that has access to the Veeam backup repository.

Permissions on the backup repository managed by the target Veeam backup server must be granted beforehand. To learn more, see Setting Up User Permissions on Backup Repositories.

For example:

user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig vbrserver add --name vbr01 --address 172.17.53.1 --port 10006 --login veeam --domain tech --password P@ssw0rd

When Veeam Agent for IBM AIX connects to a Veeam Backup & Replication server, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX retrieves information about backup repositories managed by this Veeam backup server and displays them in the list of available backup repositories. You can then specify a Veeam backup repository as a target for a backup job.

Connecting to Veeam Backup Server Tip:

To view the list of backup repositories, use the veeamconfig repository list command. To learn more, see Viewing List of Backup Repositories.

 

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