Backup Settings

To specify settings for a backup chain created with the backup job:

  1. Click Advanced at one of the following steps of the wizard:
  1. If you want to periodically create synthetic full backups, on the Backup tab, select the Create synthetic full backups periodically check box and click Days to schedule synthetic full backups on the necessary week days.
  2. If you want to periodically create active full backups, select the Create active full backups periodically check box. Use the Monthly on or Weekly on selected days options to define scheduling settings.

Keep in mind that to create active and synthetic full backups on selected days, Veeam Agent must run the backup job on these days. To learn more about backup job schedule, see Scheduling Settings.

Backup Settings NOTE


Consider the following:

  • Synthetic full backup is available only in the Workstation and Server editions of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
  • Synthetic full backup is not available for backup jobs targeted at object storage.
  • Before scheduling periodic full backups, you must make sure that you have scheduled the backup job to run on the enough free space on the target location. As an alternative, you can create active full backups manually when needed. For more information, see Creating Active Full Backups.
  • If you schedule the active full backup and synthetic full backup on the same day, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will perform only active full backup. Synthetic full backup will be skipped.

Backup Settings

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