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Veeam Agent Management Guide

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 that you want to add to the backup job
  2. If you choose to configure the backup job for servers, select the job mode that defines how the backup job should be managed: by the backup server or by Veeam Agent installed on a protected computer.

To specify protection settings:

  1. In the Type field, select the type of protected computers that you want to add to the backup job. 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 types:
  • Workstation — select this option if you want to add to the backup job Linux-based workstations or laptops that reside in remote locations and may have limited connection to the backup server. For workstations, Veeam Backup & Replication offers backup job 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 at: https://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.

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

  • Server — select this option if you want to add to the backup job Linux-based servers that have permanent connection to the backup server. For servers, Veeam Backup & Replication offers backup job 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 at: https://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.

With this option selected, you can also select the job mode.

  1. If you have chosen to configure the backup job for servers, in the Mode field, select the job mode:
  • Managed by backup server — with this option selected, you will be able to configure a Veeam Agent backup job itself. A Veeam Agent backup job configured in Veeam Backup & Replication within the Veeam Agent management scenario is in many ways similar to a regular job for VM data backup. You can 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.

When you create a Veeam Agent backup job managed by the backup server, Veeam Backup & Replication saves the job settings in its database. Veeam Backup & Replication performs all management tasks for the Veeam Agent backup job: starts a job upon the defined schedule, allocates backup infrastructure resources, and so on. Veeam Agents running on protected computers perform data backup operations only, such as creating a volume snapshot, reading the backed-up data and transferring backed-up data to the target location.

To manage a Veeam Agent backup job of this type, you can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console only. The Veeam Agent UI is not available on a computer that is added to a Veeam Agent backup job managed by the backup server, and you cannot perform operations with Veeam Agent directly on the protected computer.

This option is available for servers only.

  • Managed by agent — with this option selected, you will be able to configure a backup policy. A backup policy describes configuration of a Veeam Agent backup job, and acts as a saved template. Backup policies speed up the process of configuring backup job settings on protected computers: instead of specifying backup job settings manually on each computer, you can apply settings from a backup policy to a group of computers at once.

When you create a Veeam Agent backup job managed by Veeam Agent, Veeam Backup & Replication saves the specified backup job settings to a configuration file on the backup server. After that, Veeam Backup & Replication applies these settings to create individual backup jobs directly on Veeam Agent computers. On a Veeam Agent computer, backup job settings are saved to the Veeam Agent for Linux database. This allows Veeam Agent to perform all backup job management and data processing tasks by itself even if a connection to the backup server is unavailable.

For computers specified in the backup policy, in addition to managing backup job settings from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can also perform selected operations directly on a protected computer. In particular, you can use the Veeam Agent control panel to start the backup job manually and monitor backup statistics. This allows you create backup of your data in case the protected computer has no connection to the backup server.

This option is available for workstations and servers.

Step 2. Select Job Mode 

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