Standalone and Managed Operation Modes

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    Veeam Agent for IBM AIX can operate in two modes: standalone mode and managed mode.

    • Standalone mode — in this mode, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX operates as a standalone product. To use Veeam Agent operating in the standalone mode, you must install the product directly on the machine whose data you want to protect.

    For Veeam Agent for IBM AIX operating in the standalone mode, data protection, disaster recovery, and administration tasks are performed in Veeam Agent by a user. You can also use Veeam Agent operating in the standalone mode with Veeam Backup & Replication. In this scenario, you can use a Veeam backup repository as a target location for Veeam Agent backups and use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to perform a number of tasks with Veeam Agent backup jobs and backups.

    The current User Guide covers subjects related to Veeam Agent for IBM AIX operating in the standalone mode only.

    • Managed mode — in this mode, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX operates under control from Veeam Backup & Replication. To use Veeam Agent operating in the managed mode, you must create a protection group with flexible scope in Veeam Backup & Replication and export Veeam Agent installation packages and configuration file. After that, you must install Veeam Agent and apply the configuration file on each machine whose data you want to protect.

    For Veeam Agent for IBM AIX operating in the managed mode, data protection and administration tasks are performed by a backup administrator in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. Disaster recovery tasks are performed in Veeam Agent by a user.

    Features and limitations of Veeam Agent for IBM AIX operating in the managed mode are different from those in the standalone mode. To learn about Veeam Agent operating in the managed mode, see the Veeam Agent Management Guide.

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