You can start a backup job with the command line interface. When you start a backup job, Veeam Agent for Linux initiates a new backup job session and provides you with a Session ID. You can monitor the progress of the backup job session or view the session status.
Veeam Agent for Linux can currently perform only one backup job at a time. You cannot start a backup job when another backup job is already running.
To start a backup job, use the following command:
veeamconfig job start --name <job_name>
veeamconfig job start --id <job_id>
- <job_name> — name of the backup job that you want to start.
- <job_id> — ID of the backup job that you want to start.
Starting from Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0.1, you can use the veeamconfig job start command with the --activefull option to create active full backups. To learn more, see Creating Active Full Backups.
$ veeamconfig job start --name SystemBackup
You can also monitor the backup job performance in the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel. To learn more, see Viewing Real-Time Job Session Statistics.