Creating Veeam Agent Backup Policies
To create a Veeam Agent backup policy, you must create a Veeam Agent backup job in Veeam Backup & Replication with the Managed by agent option selected in the job settings. In contrast to a Veeam Agent backup job managed by the backup server that is similar to a regular backup job for VM backup, a backup policy acts as a template that describes settings of individual Veeam Agent backup jobs running on protected computers.
Veeam Backup & Replication lets you create backup policies for the following types of protected computers:
- Microsoft Windows computers protected with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
- Linux computers protected with Veeam Agent for Linux
- Unix computers protected with Veeam Agent for Unix
- macOS computers protected with Veeam Agent for Mac
After you create a backup policy, Veeam Backup & Replication connects to protected computers added to the backup policy and applies settings specified in the policy to configure the Veeam Agent backup job on each computer.
Keep in mind that Veeam Backup & Replication does not connect to the protected computers added to the protection group for pre-installed Veeam Agents. In case of this protection group, computers connect to the Veeam backup server and become members of the protection group after Veeam Agent deployment. To learn more, see Protection Group Types.