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.
- You must specify which connections are metered in Microsoft Windows. To learn more, see this Microsoft KB article.
By default, backup over metered connections is disabled. To enable backup over metered connections:
- 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.
- From the main menu, select Settings.
- Click the Manage networks link.
- In the Networks section, clear the Restrict metered connections usage check box.
For the cases when backup over metered connections is disabled, consider the following: