Managing Backup Jobs

In the Jobs tab of Self-Service Backup Portal, you can perform the following operations with backup jobs:

Creating Backup Job

To create a new vSphere backup job:

  1. Open the Jobs tab of vSphere Self-Service Backup Portal and click Create.
  2. At the Job Settings step of the wizard, specify the backup job name, description and retention policy settings. The retention policy defines how many restore points are kept in the backup repository and can be used for data restore.

For more information, see the Retention Policy section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Specifying Job Name, Description and Retention Policy

  1. At the Virtual Machines step of the wizard, select which vSphere VMs the job will process. For more information, see Edit the List of Virtual Machines.
  2. At the Guest Processing step of the wizard, select the guest OS processing options and guest OS credentials. For more information, see Configure Guest Processing Settings.
  3. At the Job Schedule step of the wizard, configure the backup job scheduling options. For more information, see Schedule the Job.

You can configure backup job scheduling options only if the Enterprise Manager administrator allowed this in the properties of the tenant account. For more information, see Adding Tenant Account.

  1. At the Email Notifications step of the wizard, select the Enable e-mail notifications check box and configure notification settings:
  1. In the Recipients field, enter email addresses of recipients separated by comma.
  2. [Optional] In the Subject field, specify the subject for notification emails.
  3. Select the Notify on success, Notify on error and/or Notify on warning options to receive email notification if the job completes successfully, fails or completes with a warning.
  4. Select the Suppress notifications until the last retry check box to receive a notification about the final job status. If you do not enable this option, Veeam Backup & Replication will send one notification per every job retry.
  1. Click Finish.

The backup job will create backups in the backup repository that the Enterprise Manager administrator selected as the target repository in the properties of the tenant account. Advanced job settings such as the backup settings and storage settings will be obtained from the job template assigned to the tenant by the administrator. For more information, see Editing Tenant Account.

Editing Backup Job

You can edit a backup at any time you need. For example, you may want to change scheduling settings for the job or add VMs to the job.

To edit backup job settings, do the following:

  1. Open the Jobs tab of vSphere Self-Service Backup Portal.
  2. In the working area, select the job you want to edit and click Edit.
  3. In the Edit window, edit backup job settings as required. You will follow the same steps as you have followed when creating the job. For more information, see Creating Backup Job.

Removing Backup Job

You can permanently remove a backup job from the configuration database. To remove a job, do the following:

  1. Open the Jobs tab of vSphere Self-Service Backup Portal.
  2. In the working area of the Jobs tab, select the job you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.

Information about the deleted job will be removed from the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database (and the Enterprise Manager database as well), and the job will no longer appear in the UI. If you agreed to delete backup files created with the job, they will be removed from backup repository.


For vSphere Self-Service Backup Portal tenants, the job cloning operation is not available.