Step 2. Select Job Mode

At the Job Mode step of the wizard, specify protection settings for the backup job:

  1. Select the type of protected computers whose data you want to back up with Veeam Agents.
  2. If you choose to back up data pertaining to servers, select the job mode.

The job mode defines the type of the created Veeam Agent backup job: the backup job (backup job managed by the backup server) or backup policy (backup job managed by Veeam Agent).

Selecting Protected Computer Type

At the Job Mode step of the wizard, in the Type field, select the type of protected computers whose data you want to back up with Veeam Agents. The selected type defines what settings will be available for the configured backup job and the job mode. You can select one of the following computer types:

For backup jobs that process workstations, Veeam Backup & Replication offers settings similar to the job settings available in Veeam Agent for Linux operating in the Workstation mode. To learn more, see Veeam Agent for Linux User Guide.

With this option selected, the backup job will be managed by Veeam Agent installed on the protected computer — you do not need to select the job mode.

  • Server — select this option if you want to back up data pertaining to Linux-based servers. This option is suitable for computers that have permanent connection to the backup server.

For backup jobs that process servers, Veeam Backup & Replication offers settings similar to the job settings available in Veeam Agent for Linux operating in the Server mode. To learn more, see Veeam Agent for Linux User Guide.

With this option selected, you can also select the job mode. To learn more, see Selecting Job Mode.

Selecting Job Mode

If you selected the Servers computer type in the Type field, in the Mode field, select the job mode. You can select one of the following modes:

  • Managed by backup server — select this option if you want to configure the Veeam Agent backup job. With this option selected, you will be able to add one or more individual computers and/or protection groups to the job and instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to create Veeam Agent backups in a Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository. The Veeam Agent backup job will run on the backup server in the similar way as a regular job for VM data backup. To learn more, see Backup Job.
  • Managed by agent — select this option if you want to configure the backup policy. The backup policy describes configuration of individual Veeam Agent backup jobs that run on protected computers, and acts as a saved template. With this option selected, you will be able to add one or more individual computers and/or protection groups to the backup policy, and instruct Veeam Agent to create backups on a local disk of a protected computer, in a network shared folder, Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository. To learn more, see Backup Policy.

Step 2. Select Job Mode 

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