Getting Started

To protect your machine from a disaster of any kind, you must perform the following operations in Veeam Agent for IBM AIX:

  1. Create Custom Veeam Recovery Media.

Veeam Recovery Media provides an alternate way to boot your machine in the event of a disaster. If your machine fails to start or the hard disk gets corrupted, you can boot the IBM AIX OS from Veeam Recovery Media and restore your data.

To learn more, see Creating Veeam Recovery Media.

  1. Define what data you want to back up and configure the backup job.

Before you configure the backup job, you should decide on the following backup details:

  • Backup destination: where you want to store your backed-up data.
  • Backup scope: what directories and files you want to back up.


Performing bare metal recovery with Veeam Recovery Media requires a backup that includes the full contents of the root directory. To configure such backup job, set the value of the --includedirs option to /, for example, veeamconfig job create --name system\ backup --reponame [vbr01] --includedirs /. The backup job with such scope generates an additional configuration file required for restoring your files during bare metal recovery.

  • Backup schedule: how often you want to back up your data.

After that, you can configure one or several backup jobs. The backup job captures the data that you have added to the backup scope and creates a chain of restore points in the target location. If your data gets lost or corrupted, you can restore it from the necessary restore point.

To learn more, see Performing Backup.

  1. Monitor backup task performance.

You can get information about backup and restore sessions status and view session logs. To learn more, see Reporting.

  1. In case of a disaster, you can restore data from a Veeam Agent backup. To learn more, see Performing Restore.