With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can quickly perform backup of one or several VMs with VeeamZIP.
VeeamZIP is similar to a full VM backup. The VeeamZIP job always produces a full backup file (VBK) that acts as an independent restore point. You can store the backup file to a backup repository, to a local folder on the backup server or to a network share.
When you perform backup with VeeamZIP, you do not have to configure a backup job and schedule it. Instead, you can start the backup process for selected VMs immediately. This type of backup requires minimum settings — you should only select the backup destination, choose the necessary compression level and enable or disable application-aware processing if necessary.
Backup files produced with VeeamZIP jobs are displayed in the Home view, under the Backups > Disk (VeeamZIP) node. To restore VM data from the VeeamZIP file, you can right-click it in the Home view and select the necessary restore option. You can also double-click the necessary VeeamZIP file on the machine where Veeam Backup & Replication is installed.
To view the progress or results of the VeeamZIP job session, you can use the History view. For more information, see Viewing Real-Time Statistics.
Veeam Backup & Replication does not enforce backup repository throttling rules during VeeamZIP jobs.