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.
  • The saphostcrl (SAP Host Agent) utility must be installed in advance on computers with databases that you want to protect. With this utility, Veeam Plug-in gets the list of database instances. To learn more, see Database Detection.

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 on a Veeam backup repository. If you want to save backups in other target locations, you must configure backup job on the computer side.
  • 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.
  • Veeam Plug-in may not be able to detect SAP instances during the configuration if the Oracle Database and SAP central instance are running on different hosts. If you work with Veeam Plug-in in the managed mode, this configuration is not supported. If you work with Veeam Plug-in in the standalone operation mode, see Configuring Plug-in for SAP on Oracle.