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Selecting Volumes to Back Up

The Volumes step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to create a volume-level backup.

At this step of the wizard, you must specify the backup scope — define what volumes you want to include in the backup. Veeam Agent for Linux lets you include the following types of objects in the volume-level backup:

Selecting Devices

To add a block device to the backup scope, do the following:

  1. At the Volume step of the wizard, make sure that the Device option is selected and press Enter.
  2. In the Add devices to scope window, select individual volumes or entire computer disks that you want to include in the backup and press Enter. 

To navigate the list of volumes and select the necessary items, use Up, Down and Space keys. To learn more, see Navigating Backup Job Wizard.

If you have created several system partitions, for example, a separate partition for the /boot directory, you should remember to include all of these partitions in the backup. Otherwise, Veeam Agent for Linux does not guarantee that the OS will boot properly when you attempt to recover from such backup.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up 

Selecting Mount Points

To add a mount point to the backup scope, do the following:

  1. At the Volume step of the wizard, select the Mountpoint option and press Enter.
  2. In the Add mountpoints to scope window, select mount points that you want to include in the backup and press Enter

To navigate the list of mount points and select the necessary mount points, use Up, Down and Space keys. To learn more, see Navigating Backup Job Wizard.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up 

Selecting LVM Volumes

To add an LVM logical volume or volume group to the backup scope, do the following:

  1. At the Volume step of the wizard, select the LVM option and press Enter.
  2. In the Add LVM to scope window, select LVM logical volumes or volume groups that you want to include in the backup and press Enter.

To navigate the list of LVM volumes and select the necessary items, use Up, Down and Space keys. To learn more, see Navigating Backup Job Wizard.

If you include an LVM volume group in the backup, all LVM logical volumes in the selected volume group will be automatically selected, too.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up Note:

Veeam Agent for Linux does not back up LVM snapshots.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up 

Selecting Btrfs Volumes

To add a Btrfs storage pool or subvolume to the backup scope, do the following:

  1. At the Volume step of the wizard, select the BTRFS option and press Enter.
  2. In the Add BTRFS to scope window, select Btrfs storage pools or subvolumes that you want to include in the backup and press Enter.

To navigate the list of Btrfs pools and subvolumes and select the necessary items, use Up, Down and Space keys. To learn more, see Navigating Backup Job Wizard.

Veeam Agent for Linux identifies Btrfs storage pools by UUIDs. If you include a Btrfs pool in the backup, all Btrfs subvolumes in the selected pool will be automatically selected, too.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up Note:

You cannot add read-only Btrfs snapshots to the backup scope.

Selecting Volumes to Back Up 

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