Creating Active Full Backup

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    You can create an ad-hoc full backup — active full backup, and add it to the backup chain on the target storage. The active full backup resets the backup chain. All subsequent incremental backups use the active full backup as a starting point. The previously used full backup will remain on the target storage until it is removed from the backup chain according to the retention policy.

    Before you create an active full backup, check the following prerequisites:

    • The backup policy must be configured.
    • You cannot create an active full backup if a backup task of any type is currently running.

    To perform active full backup, use the following command:

    veeamconfig job start --name <job_name> --activefull


    veeamconfig job start --id <job_id> --activefull


    • <job_name> — name of the backup policy that you want to start to create an active full backup.
    • <job_id> — ID of the backup policy that you want to start to create an active full backup.

    For example:

    $ veeamconfig job start --name SystemBackup --activefull
    Backup job has been started.
    Session ID: [{ce864e24-8211-4df7-973a-741adce96fe7}].
    Logs stored in: [/var/log/veeam/Backup/SystemBackup/Session_20180611_150046_{ce864e24-8211-4df7-973a-741adce96fe7}].

    You can view the progress for the active full backup session in the same way as for any other backup policy session. In particular, you can check the backup policy session status or view the backup policy session log using the Veeam Agent command line interface.

    You can also monitor the backup policy performance in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To learn more, see Reporting with Veeam Backup & Replication Console.

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