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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
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 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 mode(s) will be available for the configured backup job and what job settings will be available at subsequent steps of the wizard. You can select one of the following computer types:

For backup jobs that process workstations, Veeam Backup & Replication offers settings similar to the settings of the backup job available in the Workstation edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. To learn more, see Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 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 standalone 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 settings of the backup job available in the Server edition of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. To learn more, see Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows User Guide.

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

  • Failover cluster — select this option if you want to back up data pertaining to a failover cluster.

For backup jobs that process failover clusters, Veeam Backup & Replication offers practically the same backup job settings as for servers.

With this option selected, the backup job will be managed by the Veeam backup server — you do not need to select the 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. 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 or in a Veeam backup repository. To learn more, see Backup Policy.

Step 2. Select Job Mode Note:

Consider the following:

  • The Managed by backup server option is available for servers and failover clusters. For failover clusters, this is the only available option. This option is not available for workstations.
  • The Managed by agent option is available for workstations and servers. For workstations, this is the only available option. This option is not available for failover clusters.

Step 2. Select Job Mode 

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