Step 4. Select Computers to Back Up

At the Computers step of the wizard, select protection groups and individual computers whose data you want to back up with Veeam Agent backup policy.

You can add to the Veeam Agent backup policy one or more protection groups and individual computers from the Veeam Backup & Replication inventory. You can also add to the policy computers that are not added to inventory yet. Veeam Backup & Replication will add such computers to the policy and also add them to the Manually Added protection group.

If Veeam Backup & Replication discovers a new computer in a protection group after the Veeam Agent backup policy is created, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically update the policy settings to include the added computer.

Step 4. Select Computers to Back UpNOTE

Consider the following:

  • If you used the Add to backup job > Windows > New job option to launch the New Agent Backup Job wizard, the Protected computers list will already contain computers that you have selected to add to the policy. You can remove some computers from the policy or add new computers to the policy, if necessary.
  • You cannot add protection groups for cloud machines to backup policies. Veeam Backup & Replication displays protection groups for cloud machines and their members only if you selected the Managed by backup server option at the Job Mode step of the wizard. To learn more, see Selecting Job Mode.

Adding Protection Groups and Computers from Inventory

To add protection groups and individual computers to the Veeam Agent backup policy, do the following:

  1. Click Add > Protection group.
  2. In the Select Objects window, select one or more protection groups and computers in the list and click OK. You can press and hold the [Ctrl] or [Shift] key to select multiple objects at once.

To quickly find the necessary object, use the search field at the bottom of the Select Objects window.

  1. Enter the object name or a part of it in the search field.
  2. Click the Start search button on the right or press [Enter].

Step 4. Select Computers to Back Up

Adding New Computers

To add to the Veeam Agent backup policy new computers that do not exist in the inventory, do the following:

  1. Click Add > Individual computer.
  2. In the Add Computer window, in the Host name or IP address field, enter a full DNS name or IP address of the computer that you want to add to the policy.
  3. From the Credentials list, select a user account that has administrative permissions on the computer that you want to add to the policy. If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right to add credentials. For more information, see the Credentials Manager section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Step 4. Select Computers to Back Up

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