Specifying Active Full Backup Schedule

In this article

    You can schedule a backup job to create active full backups on a specific day of the month or on specific week days.

    Specifying Monthly Active Full Backup Schedule

    To instruct Veeam Agent to perform active full backup on a specific day on the month, use the following command:

    veeamconfig schedule activefull set --jobId <job_id> --thisday <day>

    or

    veeamconfig schedule activefull set --jobName <job_name> --thisday <day>

    where:

    • <job_id> — ID of the backup job for which you want to configure the active full backup schedule. You should look up the job ID in advance, before configuring the schedule, for example, with the veeamconfig job list command. To learn more, see Viewing List of Backup Jobs.
    • <job_name> — name of the backup job for which you want to configure the active full backup schedule.

     

    Specifying Active Full Backup Schedule TIP

    To view IDs or names of all existent backup jobs, you can press the Tab key right after you type the --jobId or --jobName option.

    • <day> — number of the day of the month when Veeam Agent must perform active full backup.

     

    For example:

    user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig schedule activefull set --jobName DailyBackup --thisday 1

     

    Specifying Weekly Active Full Backup Schedule

    To instruct Veeam Agent to perform active full backup on specific week days, use the following command:

    veeamconfig schedule activefull set --jobId <job_id> --weekdays <days>

    or

    veeamconfig schedule activefull set --jobName <job_name> --weekdays <days>

    where:

    • <job_id> — ID of the backup job for which you want to configure the active full backup schedule. You should look up the job ID in advance, before configuring the schedule, for example, with the veeamconfig job list command. To learn more, see Viewing List of Backup Jobs.
    • <job_name> — name of the backup job for which you want to configure the active full backup schedule.

     

    Specifying Active Full Backup Schedule TIP

    To view IDs or names of all existent backup jobs, you can press the Tab key right after you type the --jobId or --jobName option.

     

    • <days> — days when the backup job must create an active full backup separated by a comma (','). For example: Monday,Friday. The backup job will create an active full backup on the specified days at the time specified in the backup job schedule settings.

    For example:

    user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig schedule activefull set --jobName DailyBackup --weekdays Monday,Friday