Getting Started

To start using the Veeam Agent management functionality in Veeam Backup & Replication, you must perform the following operations:

  1. Deploy Veeam Backup & Replication.

To learn more, see the Deployment section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  1. Configure security settings.

By default, Veeam Backup & Replication offers the following settings to establish a secure connection between the backup server and protected computers:

  • To establish a secure connection between parties, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the default self-signed certificate.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication allows all new Linux hosts to establish a connection to the backup server.

You can use the default security settings or change them if needed. To learn more, see Configuring Security Settings.

  1. Add computers that you want to protect with Veeam Agents to the Veeam Backup & Replication inventory.

In Veeam Backup & Replication, computers that you want to protect with Veeam Agents are organized into protection groups. You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to create one or more protection groups that include individual computers, Microsoft Active Directory objects or list of computers imported from a CSV file. To learn more, see Creating Protection Groups.

  1. Discover protected computers and deploy Veeam Agents.

Veeam Backup & Replication is set up to automatically discover protected computers and install Veeam Agent on a discovered computer. By default, these operations are performed immediately after you create a protection group. You can change Veeam Agent discovery and deployment options in the protection group settings, if needed. You can also run discovery and deployment operations manually for an entire protection group, individual Active Directory object in a protection group or individual computer in a protection group. To learn more, see Specify Discovery and Deployment Options, Working with Protection Groups and Managing Protected Computers.

  1. Configure Veeam Agent backup job settings.

You can configure one or more Veeam Agent backup jobs and add to these jobs one or more protection groups, Active Directory objects and/or individual computers. In Veeam Backup & Replication, you can configure the following types of Veeam Agent backup jobs:

  • Veeam Agent backup job managed by the Veeam backup server
  • Veeam Agent backup job managed by Veeam Agent, or Veeam Agent backup policy

To learn more, see Creating Veeam Agent Backup Jobs.

  1. Manage Veeam Agent backup jobs and policies.

You can start, stop, enable and disable Veeam Agent backup jobs and policies to administer data protection operations on protected computers. To learn more, see Working with Veeam Agent Backup Jobs and Policies.

  1. In case of a disaster, you can restore data from a Veeam Agent backup.

To learn more, see Restoring Data from Veeam Agent Backups.