Step 11. Specify Guest Processing Settings

At the Guest Processing step of the wizard, you can enable the following guest OS processing settings for a Veeam Agent backup job that includes Linux-based computers:

Application-Aware Processing

To configure application-aware processing:

  1. Select the Enable application-aware processing check box.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. In the Application-Aware Processing Options window, select a protection group or individual computer and click Edit.

To define custom settings for a computer added as a part of a protection group, you must include the computer to the list as a standalone object. To do this, click Add and choose the computer whose settings you want to customize. Then select the computer in the list and define the necessary settings.

  1. In the Guest OS credentials list, select a user account that Veeam Agent will use for the processing of applications on the protected computer.

By default, the Use protection group credentials option is selected in the list. With this option selected, Veeam Agent will do one of the following:

To learn more stored and single-use credentials, see Specifying Computers.

If you want to use account that is not available in the Guest OS credentials list, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right to add credentials.

  1. To specify credentials for a particular computer or a protection group, click Credentials on the right to set up credentials. In the Guest OS Credentials window, select a protection group or individual computer and click Set User.

If you specify custom credentials for a particular computer or a protection group in the Guest OS Credentials window, Veeam Agent will use these custom credentials instead of the credentials specified in the Guest OS credentials list (see Step 4).

Keep in mind that to specify credentials for a particular computer, you must include this computer to the backup job as a standalone object at the Computers step of the wizard. To do this, click Add and choose the computer whose credentials you want to add. Then select the computer in the list and specify the necessary credentials.

NOTE

Veeam Agent uses credentials selected in the Guest OS credentials list for Veeam Transport Service and database systems processing.

For file system indexing, MySQL processing and scripts execution, Veeam Agent always uses the root account.

  1. Configure the necessary settings for the selected protection group or individual computer:

NOTE

Consider the following:

  • Application-aware processing and database processing options are available if you have selected the Server option at the Job Mode step of the wizard.
  • Application-aware processing and database processing options are available if you have selected the Entire computer or Volume level backup option at the Backup Mode step of the wizard.
  • Veeam Agent does not support processing of multiple database systems on one Veeam Agent computer.
  • Available script settings depend on the options that you have selected at the Job Mode and Backup Mode steps of the wizard. To learn more, see Backup Job and Snapshot Scripts.

File Indexing

To configure file indexing settings:

  1. Select the Enable guest file system indexing check box.
  2. Click Indexing.
  3. In the displayed list, select the protection group or individual computer and click Edit.

To define custom settings for a computer added as a part of a protection group, you must include the computer to the list as a standalone object. To do this, click Add and choose the computer whose settings you want to customize. Then select the computer in the list and define the necessary settings.

  1. Configure file indexing settings for the selected protection group or individual computer. To learn more, see File Indexing.

Step 11. Specify Guest Processing Settings 

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