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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 3.0
User Guide

Disabling Backup over Metered Connections

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can disable backup over metered Internet connections to help you avoid extra costs. If you use a metered Internet connection, a service provider charges by the amount of data sent and received by your computer. Veeam Agent automatically detects metered connections and will not perform backup when your computer is on such connection.

Mind the following limitations and requirements:

  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows disables backup over metered Internet connections only on computers that run Microsoft Windows 8 and later. If the computer runs an earlier version of Microsoft Windows, this option is not applicable.

By default, backup over metered connections is disabled. To enable backup over metered connections:

  1. Double-click the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon in the system tray or right-click the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon in the system tray and select Control Panel.
  2. From the main menu, select Settings.
  3. Click the Manage networks link.
  4. In the Networks section, clear the Restrict metered connections usage check box.

Disabling Backup over Metered Connections Note:

For the cases when backup over metered connections is disabled, consider the following:

  • If you start the backup job manually when only a metered connection is available, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will display a warning and ask you to confirm that you want to use this connection for backup.
  • If you enable the backup cache for the backup job, and this backup job starts upon schedule when only a metered connection is available, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will save the backup file to the backup cache. If the backup cache is not enabled, the backup job will fail.

Disabling Backup over Metered Connections

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