Help Center
Choose product document...
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Quick Backup

Quick backup lets you perform on-demand incremental backup for VMs. You can use quick backup if you want to produce an additional restore point for one or more VMs in a backup job and do not want to configure a new job or modify the existing one. Quick backup can be run for both incremental and reverse incremental backup chains.

Quick backup is an incremental backup task: Veeam Backup & Replication copies only changed data for selected VMs and saves this data to a new restore point in the backup chain. Similar to incremental backup, quick backup can only be run for VMs that have been successfully backed up at least once and has a full restore point. If there is no full restore point for a VM, quick backup cannot be performed.

Quick Backup 

To perform quick backup, Veeam Backup & Replication uses an existing backup job. When you start a quick backup task for a VM, Veeam Backup & Replication verifies that a backup job processing this VM exists on the backup server. If such job is detected, Veeam Backup & Replication triggers a job and creates an incremental restore point for the VM. If a backup job for the VM does not exist, quick backup is terminated.

You can run quick backup for one VM or more VMs at once. If you start quick backup for several VMs and these VMs are processed by different backup jobs, Veeam Backup & Replication triggers a set of backup jobs. Each triggered job creates a separate restore point and stores this restore point in a corresponding backup chain.

In some cases, a VM may be processed by several backup jobs on the backup server. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication starts the job that has created the most recent restore point for the VM.

For example, VM01 is processed by 2 jobs:

  • Backup job 1 created the most recent restore point on Monday
  • Backup job 2 created the most recent restore point on Tuesday

When you start quick backup for VM01, Veeam Backup & Replication will trigger Backup job 2 to create a new incremental restore point.

Quick Backup Note:

If the quick backup task overlaps the scheduled backup job, the backup job waits for the quick backup task to complete.

Related Topics

Veeam Large Logo

User Guide for VMware vSphere

User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Enterprise Manager User Guide

Veeam Cloud Connect Guide

Veeam Agent Management Guide

Veeam Explorers User Guide

Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases

Veeam Plug-ins for Enterprise Applications

PowerShell Reference

Veeam Explorers PowerShell Reference

RESTful API Reference

Required Permissions Reference

Quick Start Guide for VMware vSphere

Quick Start Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV Documentation

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Documentation

Veeam ONE Documentation

Veeam Agent for Windows Documentation

Veeam Agent for Linux Documentation

Veeam Management Pack Documentation