Automatic Job Retries

Veeam Agent supports automatic job retries if a scheduled backup job fails for any reason — for example, if the backup repository is not available or connection to it is interrupted during the backup job execution.

After the backup job fails, Veeam Agent will automatically create a new session for this backup job with the Pending status. By default, Veeam Agent for Mac retries a failed job 3 times with an interval of 10 minutes.

Veeam Agent automatically restarts the backup job under the following conditions:

  • If the backup job was launched automatically according to a schedule and failed for any reason. Veeam Agent will not perform a backup job retry if the backup job ended with the Success or Warning status.
  • [For object storage targets] If during the job session, a backup health check detects corrupted data in the backup that resides in an object storage repository. By default, Veeam Agent will launch a job retry. Veeam Agent will retry the backup job up to 3 times if the backup job was run on a schedule. Veeam Agent will retry the backup job only once if the backup job was launched manually. For more information, see Health Check for Object Storage.

If a backup job fails because of an interrupted connection to the backup repository, Veeam Agent will retry the backup job and attempt to continue the data transfer that was started before the backup job failed from the point at which it was interrupted. For more information, see Resume Backup.