Enabling and Disabling Backup Policy

You can temporary disable application backup policies configured in Veeam Backup & Replication. While a backup policy is in the disabled state, the following operations are not performed in the Veeam Plug-in management infrastructure:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication does not apply backup policy settings to computers.
  • Veeam Plug-in running on a protected computer does not create backups on the backup repository.

If a user of a protected computer starts the backup policy manually or if the policy starts by schedule, the job session will fail and report the "The job has been disabled by the Veeam Backup & Replication administrator" error.

To disable an application backup policy:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select Jobs.
  3. In the working area, select the application backup policy and click Disable on the ribbon or right-click the policy and select Disable.

If you disabled a backup policy in the Veeam Backup & Replication console and this backup policy starts a new backup session, this backup session and all automatic retries of this session will fail.

To enable a disabled policy, select it in the list and click Disable on the ribbon once again.

Disable Application Backup Policy