Standalone and Managed Operation Modes

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    Veeam Agent for Mac can operate in two modes: managed mode and standalone mode. Features and limitations of Veeam Agent for Mac differ depending on the operating mode selected for the product.

    • Managed mode

    In the managed mode, Veeam Agent for Mac operates under control from Veeam Backup & Replication. To use Veeam Agent operating in the managed mode, you must create protection group with a flexible scope, deploy Veeam Agent directly on the Mac computer you want to protect, and connect Veeam Agent to Veeam Backup & Replication. After that, you can configure managed backup jobs to protect data on the Mac computer. To learn more, see Getting Started.

    • Standalone mode

    In the standalone mode, Veeam Agent for Mac operates as a standalone product. To use Veeam Agent operating in the standalone mode, you must must create protection group with a flexible scope, deploy Veeam Agent directly on the Mac computer you want to protect, but you do not need to connect Veeam Agent to Veeam Backup & Replication. After that, you can configure standalone backup jobs to protect data on the Mac computer.

    You can still use Veeam Agent operating in the standalone mode with Veeam Backup & Replication. In this scenario, you can use a Veeam backup repository as a target location for Veeam Agent backups and use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to perform a number of tasks with Veeam Agent backups.

    Standalone and Managed Operation Modes IMPORTANT

    Veeam Agent selects the operation mode depending on the way you work with backup jobs. To learn more, see Backup Policies and Jobs.