Before You Begin

Before you create an application backup policy in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, check the following prerequisites:

  • The Veeam Backup & Replication license must have a sufficient number of instances to process computers that you plan to add to the application backup policy.
  • The target location where you plan to store backup files must have enough free space.
  • Protection groups that you want to add to the policy must be configured in advance.

Application backup policies have the following limitations:

  • One backup object (computer, database system, or database) can be added only to one application backup policy. Otherwise, the application backup policy will fail.
  • You can create application backups in a Veeam backup repository. If you want to save backups in other target locations, you must configure backup job on the computer with Veeam Plug-in installed.
  • After you start managing a Veeam Plug-in with Veeam Backup & Replication, data backup for the computer is performed by a backup policy configured in Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam Plug-in running on the computer starts a new backup chain on a target location specified in the backup policy settings. You cannot continue the existing backup chain that was created by Veeam Plug-in operating in the standalone mode.
  • Application backup policy does not support backup of databases in a mounted state. If Veeam Plug-in detects a database in the mounted state, the application backup policy will finish with an error.
  • If your database resides on a Oracle Exadata Database Machine, you may need to adjust the memory limit (memlock) for Veeam Transport Service. Otherwise, the application backup policy will fail. To learn more, see this Veeam KB article.

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