Editing Job Settings

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager allows you to modify settings of VMware and Hyper-V backup and replication jobs that have been previously configured on managed backup servers. You can change only a subset of the job configuration settings through the web UI, as described in this guide. If you have Veeam backup servers of earlier versions added to Enterprise Manager, jobs managed by these servers cannot be modified or deleted using Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

Editing Job SettingsImportant!

Consider the following:

  • Backup job settings can be edited with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager if you have Enterprise or Enterprise Plus license installed.
  • You cannot edit Veeam Agent backup jobs, file share backup jobs, and backup copy jobs in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. To edit settings of such jobs, use the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

Working via the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager web UI, you can change the following job settings:

  • Change a job name, description and retention settings for the restore points.
  • Manage a list of machines that the job should process (add and remove machines or containers, exclude individual machines from containers, change the order in which the job will process machines).
  • Configure guest processing settings.
  • Change a job schedule.


Editing Job SettingsNote:

If the Location properties of the source object and target object do not match, you will receive a warning message after you finish editing. For example, you may have a backup job targeted at repository located in Sydney, and source machines located in London.

These settings will take effect starting with the next job run. Other job settings can be configured via the Veeam Backup & Replication console only.

Job settings are modified by means of a web-based wizard. To run the wizard, do the following:

  1. Open the Jobs tab and select the necessary job in the list.
  2. On the toolbar, click Job and expand the list of available actions.
  3. Select Edit.

Editing Job Settings 

The next sections will guide you through all steps of the wizard and provide explanation on available options.

In This Section

  1. Edit Job Name and Retention Settings
  2. Edit the List of Virtual Machines
  3. Define Machine Processing Order
  4. Configure Guest Processing Settings
  5. Configure Job Scheduling Settings
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