Performing Backup Copy for Veeam Agent Backups
You can configure backup copy jobs that will copy backups created with Veeam Agent to a secondary backup repository.
Backup copy jobs treat Veeam Agent backups as usual backup files. The backup copy job setup and processing procedures practically do not differ from the same procedures for a backup copy job that processes VM backups. To learn more about backup copy jobs, see the Backup Copy section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Mind the following:
- You can process backups created by Veeam Agent only with backup copy jobs for Linux machine backups. You cannot add a Veeam Agent backup as an additional source of a backup copy job that processes VM backups.
- You can process backups created by Veeam Agent operating in the standalone mode only with backup copy jobs operating in the periodic copy mode. Immediate copy mode is not supported.
- You can process backups created by Veeam Agent operating in the managed mode with backup copy jobs operating in the periodic and immediate copy modes.
Mind that for immediate copy mode, only Veeam Agent backups created by jobs managed by the backup server are supported.
- When mapping a backup copy job to a Veeam Agent backup, consider the limitations listed in the Backup File Mapping section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Restoring Data from Copies of Veeam Agent Backups
Backups copied to the secondary backup repository do not preserve user access permissions. At the same time, users who created backups do not have access permissions on these secondary repositories. For this reason, users cannot restore data from their backups residing in the secondary site.
To overcome this limitation, you can delegate the restore task to backup administrators who work with Veeam Backup & Replication. Backup administrators can use Veeam Backup & Replication to export data contained in backup files as virtual disks.