Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

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    The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon displayed in the system tray lets you monitor the state of your backups and get informed about the computer protection status.

    The icon can be in one of the following states:

    Icon

    Description

    Backup state

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Question mark over the icon

    The backup job is not configured.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows icon

    The backup job is set up but scheduling settings for the job are not configured.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Animated icon

    The backup task is being performed. To view the backup task progress, hover the mouse over the icon.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Clock over the icon

    The latest session of the scheduled backup job has completed successfully; waiting for the next backup job session.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Sync sign over the icon

    Veeam Agent is uploading backup file(s) from the backup cache to the target storage.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Cancel sign over the icon

    The latest session of the scheduled backup job has been canceled.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Error sign over the icon

    An error occurred during the latest backup job session, and the session was terminated.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Minus sign over the icon

    The scheduled backup job is disabled.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Grey icon

    The tray agent is not connected to the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows service.

    Monitoring Backup State with Tray Agent

    Warning sign over the icon

    • The backup job has completed with a warning, for example, the target location is running low on space.
    • [If you have selected a removable storage device as a target destination in the backup job settings] The target removable storage device is not connected to the computer. In this case, Veeam Agent also displays a warning on the notifications bar in the control panel. You can attach the target removable storage device to the computer within 10 minutes, and Veeam Agent will automatically start the scheduled backup job.