Required Job Settings
This requirement applies to backup jobs, replication jobs, and CDP policies created by Veeam Backup & Replication.
When you create a job or CDP policy, make sure to enable application-aware processing in the Veeam Backup & Replication console:
- When you configure a backup job, you can do this at the Specify Guest Processing Settings step of the New Backup Job wizard.
- When you configure a replication job, you can do this at the Specify Guest Processing Settings step of the New Replication Job wizard.
- When you configure a CDP policy, you can do this at the Specify Guest Processing Settings step of the New CDP Policy wizard.
Note that when you create storage snapshots, application-aware processing is automatically enabled. For more information, see the Application Item Restore from Storage Snapshots section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
By default, Exchange transaction logs will be truncated upon successful backup. To keep transaction logs for further processing by a third-party application, select the Exchange server VM from the list, click Edit and on the General tab select Perform copy only.
Support for Database Availability Groups (DAG)
Veeam Backup & Replication supports any configuration of DAGs. In particular, having all the databases active on a single node or with the active databases on each node. Transaction logs will be truncated on all DAG members.
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