Step 3. Select Protection Group Type

At the Type step of the wizard, select the type of the protection group.

Step 3. Select Protection Group Type NOTE

You can add a Microsoft failover cluster to a protection group based on Microsoft Active Directory objects only. To do this, you must select the Microsoft Active Directory objects option and then add a failover cluster account or an AD object containing this account at the Active Directory step of the wizard.

You can select one of the following types:

With this option selected, you will pass to the Computers step of the wizard.

With this option selected, you will pass to the Active Directory step of the wizard.

With this option selected, you will pass to the CSV File step of the wizard.

IMPORTANT

Make sure that the setup and configuration files are stored in a secure place. If a third-party uncovers the files, they can use any host to connect to the protection group, receive the configuration options, create backups and perform other actions.

With this option selected, you will pass to the Package step of the wizard.

To learn more about Veeam Agents deployment, see Deploying Veeam Agents Using Generated Setup Files.

NOTE

Consider the following about the protection group for computers with pre-installed Veeam agents:

  • The Computers with pre-installed backup agents option is the only applicable option for the following objects:
    • [In Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.0] Unix machines and Mac computers with pre-installed Veeam Agent
    • [Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1] Mac computers with pre-installed Veeam Agent for Mac and Linux computers with pre-installed nosnap version of Veeam Agent for Linux (including Veeam Agent for Linux on Power)
  • You can add a protection group of the computers with pre-installed backup agents type 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.

With this option selected, you will pass to the Cloud Account step of the wizard.

NOTE

Consider the following about the protection group of the cloud machines type:

  • You can add a protection group of the cloud machines type only to a Veeam Agent backup job managed by the backup server. Veeam Agent backup jobs managed by Veeam Agent 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 store backups of cloud machines only in the object repository located on the same external cloud storage as the cloud machines you want to back up.
  • Scale-out backup repositories and Veeam Cloud Connect repositories are not supported as a backup destination for cloud machines.

Step 3. Select Protection Group Type 

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