Creating Backup Copy Jobs for VM Instances

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    Backup copy is a technology that helps you create and store backup data in different locations. Storing data in different locations increases its availability and ensures that data can be recovered in case a disaster strikes. Having an extra copy of backups is especially important if your primary backups are stored at the same location as your production VM instances, because any incident in the production environment could affect your backups as well.

    Backup copy is a job-driven process. Veeam Backup & Replication fully automates the backup copy process and lets you specify retention settings to maintain the desired number of restore points, as well as full backups for archival purposes. For more information on the backup copy functionality, see the Backup Copy section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    To create a backup copy job, do the following:

    1. On the Home tab, click Backup Copy and select GCE backup.
    2. Complete the New Backup Copy Job wizard as described in the Creating Backup Copy Jobs section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Create backup copy job