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Veeam Agent Management Guide

Moving Unmanaged Computer to Protection Group

You can quickly move an unmanaged Veeam Agent computer to a protection group in the Veeam Backup & Replication inventory. This allows you to start using Veeam Backup & Replication to manage Veeam Agent that is already set up to create backups in the Veeam backup repository.

You can move a computer from the Unmanaged protection group to a new protection group or protection group that you have already created.

  • When you move an unmanaged computer to a new protection group, Veeam Backup & Replication creates the protection group and adds the computer to this group. In the protection group settings, you can define discovery and deployment options according to which Veeam Backup & Replication will process the added computer.
  • When you move an unmanaged computer to an already existing protection group, Veeam Backup & Replication adds this computer to the protection group and starts processing the computer according to discovery and deployment settings defined in the properties of the protection group. Veeam Backup & Replication discovers the added computer, checks whether Veeam Agent running on the computer needs upgrade and upgrades Veeam Agent if needed.

Moving Unmanaged Computer to Protection Group Note:

Mind the following:

  • You can move an unmanaged computer only to a protection group that includes individual computers.
  • After you move a computer to a protection group, data backup for this computer will be performed by a backup job configured in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Agent running on the computer will start a new backup chain on a target location specified in the backup job settings. You cannot map a Veeam Agent backup job configured in Veeam Backup & Replication to a backup chain that was created on a backup repository by Veeam Agent operating in the standalone mode.

To move an unmanaged computer to a new protection group:

  1. Open the Inventory view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the Physical & Cloud Infrastructure node and select the Unmanaged node.
  3. In the working area, select the necessary computer and click Move to > New protection group on the ribbon or right click the computer and select Move to > New protection group.

To move an unmanaged computer to a protection group that is already created in the inventory:

  1. Open the Inventory view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the Physical & Cloud Infrastructure node and select the Unmanaged node.
  3. In the working area, select the necessary computer and click Move to > name of the protection group on the ribbon or right click the computer and select Move to > name of the protection group.

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