Step 5. Select Backup Mode
At the Backup Mode step of the wizard, select the mode in which you want to create a backup.
- In the Backup mode section, select the backup mode. You can select one of the following options:
- User data — select this option if you want to create a backup of the Users folder that contains the Home folders of all users.
Mind that in the User data mode, Veeam Agent excludes network shared folders from the backup scope. To back up network shared folders, use the Custom scope mode.
- Custom scope — select this option if you want to create a backup of individual folders on your computer. With this option selected, you will pass to the Objects step of the wizard.
If you plan to back up a network shared folder, you must select the Custom scope option and add this network shared folder as an individual object to the backup scope at the Objects step of the wizard.
- [For the Users data backup mode] If you want to include in the backup one or more external USB drives, select the Include external USB drives check box. With this option selected, Veeam Agent will include in the backup all external USB drives that are connected to the Veeam Agent computer at the time when the backup job starts on the protected computer.