Adding Backup Servers
Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager lets you manage jobs across multiple backup servers and perform recovery operations in a single application. To get information about configured jobs and backup infrastructure of added backup servers, Enterprise Manager runs a data collection job. For more information, see Collecting Data from Backup Servers.
Before you add backup servers, consider the following limitations:
- You must not add a backup server to multiple instances of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.
- You must not add a backup server cloned from an already added backup server.
- All backup servers must be based on the same database engine as Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager (PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server).
- You must not add a backup server that holds the same configuration database as an added backup server, even after you remove the original backup server from Enterprise Manager.
You may have two backup servers with the same configuration database when, for example, you migrate a configuration database from one backup server to another. To migrate a configuration database, follow the steps described in the Migrating Veeam Backup & Replication to Another Backup Server section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. In this case, the database will be restored with a different ID on the target backup server, and you will avoid conflicts when adding the backup server to Enterprise Manager.
- Install the same product version on the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server and backup servers. If you use different versions of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam Backup & Replication, you may not be able to leverage all features in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.
Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager supports adding backup servers with Veeam Backup & Replication 10a or later.
- When communicating with backup servers that have Veeam Backup & Replication 12 installed, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager uses a TLS certificate for authentication, so that Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager does not store backup server account credentials. For connections with backup servers with earlier versions of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager uses backup server account credentials. For more information, see Connecting to Backup Servers.
To add a backup server to the Enterprise Manager infrastructure, take the following steps:
- Log in to Enterprise Manager using an administrative account.
- To open the Configuration view, click Configuration in the top right corner.
- Select the Backup Servers section on the left of the Configuration view.
- Click Add at the top of the Backup Servers section.
- In the DNS name or IP address of the Veeam backup server field, enter a full DNS name IPv4 or IPv6 address of the server you want to add. For more information on IPv6 support, see the IPv6 Support section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
- In the Server description field, specify a backup server description.
- Provide a name and password of the backup server account. The account must be assigned the Veeam Backup Administrator role. For more information, see Configuring Backup Server Roles.
- Specify ports used by Veeam Backup Service on the backup server:
- On backup servers with Veeam Backup & Replication 11a or earlier, the port specified in the Port field will be used. The default port is 9392.
- On backup servers with Veeam Backup & Replication 12, the port specified in the Certificate port field will be used. The default port is 9405.
- Click OK to add the server.
- [For backup servers with Veeam Backup & Replication 12] In the open window that shows a certificate thumbprint of the backup server, validate the thumbprint:
- Click Yes if you trust the server.
- Click No if you do not trust the server. Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager will display an error message, and you will not be able to connect to the server.