Adding Protection Group to Backup Job

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    You can quickly add an entire protection group to a Veeam Agent backup job configured in Veeam Backup & Replication.

    Adding Protection Group to Backup Job NOTE

    • You can add a protection group with a flexible scope only to a Veeam Agent backup job managed by Veeam Agent. Veeam Agent backup jobs managed by the backup server are not supported by this type of protection groups. To learn more about backup job types, see Working with Veeam Agent Backup Jobs and Policies.
    • You can add only a protection group with a flexible scope to a backup job for Mac computers. Other protection groups are not supported for Mac computers. To learn more about protection group types, see Protection Group Types.
    • If you add a protection group that contains computers running different OSes to a Veeam Agent backup job for computers running a certain OS, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically exclude computers running other OSes from this backup job.

    For example, if you add protection group that contains Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac computers to a Veeam Agent backup job for Linux computers, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically exclude Microsoft Windows and Mac computers from this backup job.

     

    To add a protection group to a Veeam Agent backup job:

    1. Open the Inventory view.
    2. In the inventory pane, expand the Physical Infrastructure node and do one of the following:

    For Microsoft Windows computers

    • In the inventory pane, select the protection group that you want to add to the backup job and click Add to Backup > Windows > name of the job on the ribbon.
    • In the inventory pane, right-click the protection group that you want to add to the backup job and select Add to backup job > Windows > name of the job.

    For Linux computers

    • In the inventory pane, select the protection group that you want to add to the backup job and click Add to Backup > Linux > name of the job on the ribbon.
    • In the inventory pane, right-click the protection group that you want to add to the backup job and select Add to backup job > Linux > name of the job.

    [For protection groups with a flexible scope] For Mac computers

    • In the inventory pane, select the protection group that you want to add to the backup job and click Add to Backup > Mac > name of the job on the ribbon.
    • In the inventory pane, right-click the protection group that you want to add to the backup job and select Add to backup job > Mac > name of the job.

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