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Performing Backup Copy for Veeam Agent Backups

You can configure backup copy jobs that will copy backups created with Veeam Agent for Linux to a secondary backup repository.

Backup copy jobs treat Veeam Agent for Linux 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 for Linux only with backup copy jobs for Linux computer backups. You cannot add a Veeam Agent backup as an additional source of a backup copy job that processes VM backups.
  • You can map a Veeam Agent backup copy job only to backups created by the following types of jobs:
  • Veeam Agent backup copy job that processes backups created by Veeam Agent for Linux operating in the standalone mode
  • Veeam Agent backup job configured directly on a Veeam Agent Computer

You cannot map a backup copy job to a backup created by a Veeam Agent backup job configured in Veeam Backup & Replication.

Performing Backup Copy for Veeam Agent Backups 

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.  

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