You can create an ad-hoc incremental backup of your data in addition to the scheduled backup. Ad-hoc incremental backup may be necessary if you want to capture your data at a specific point in time, for example, before you install new software on your computer. Ad-hoc incremental backup lets you produce an additional restore point in the backup chain at any time and does not require you to reconfigure the scheduling settings in the backup job.
Before you perform ad-hoc incremental backup, check the following prerequisites:
- The backup job must be configured and successfully run at least once.
- You cannot perform ad-hoc incremental backup if a backup task of any type is currently running. These include a scheduled backup, standalone full backup, active full backup or ad-hoc incremental backup.
To perform ad-hoc incremental backup, do one of the following:
- Double-click the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon in the system tray and click Backup Now in the Control Panel.
- Right-click the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon in the system tray and select Backup > Backup now.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will perform incremental backup using settings of the scheduled backup job and add a new restore point to the backup chain in the target location.