Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows lets you configure a scheduled backup job that will perform backup automatically in a timely manner. You can set up the backup job once and forget about running the backup operation manually. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will periodically launch the job to back up necessary data on your computer.
The backup job settings define what data you want to back up, what the target location and retention policy for created backups are and how often you want to back up your data. If necessary, you can re-configure the backup job and change its settings at any time.
In Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, you can configure only one backup job that will process one set of data. For example, if you configure the backup job to perform file-level backup, you will not be able to create volume-level backup in addition to it. Settings of the scheduled backup job apply to ad-hoc backups as well: standalone full backups and incremental backups.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows launches the backup job according to the schedule you define. Scheduling options available for the backup job differ depending on the edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows:
- For Free and Workstation product editions, you can schedule the job to start at specific time daily or on specific week days. You can also instruct Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to automatically perform backup on specific events. To learn more, see Scheduling Options in Free and Workstation Editions.
- For the Server product edition, you can configure daily, monthly and periodic backup job schedule. You can also specify settings for automatic job retries and configure a backup window. To learn more, see Scheduling Options in Server Edition.
For portable devices, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows does not start a backup job on the defined schedule if a device is working on battery and the battery level is below 20%.
If the backup job fails, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows automatically retries the job. In Free and Workstation editions, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows retries the job every 10 minutes within the next 23 hours. In the Server edition, you can specify retry settings along with other scheduling options. To learn more, see Automatic Job Retries and Job Retry.