Standalone and Managed Operation Modes
Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA can operate in two modes: standalone mode and managed mode. Depending on the operation mode, Veeam Plug-in have different functionality and limitations.
In this mode, Veeam Plug-in operates as a standalone product. To use Veeam Plug-in operating in the standalone mode, you must manually install the product directly on the computer whose databases you want to protect.
For Veeam Plug-in operating in the standalone mode, data protection, disaster recovery and administration tasks are performed by the user on the computer with Veeam Plug-in installed.
You can use Veeam Plug-in operating in the standalone mode with Veeam Backup & Replication. In this scenario, you can use backup repositories managed by Veeam Backup & Replication as a target location for backups and use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to perform a number of tasks with backup jobs and backups. To learn more, see Backup Job in Veeam Backup & Replication.
In this mode, you can automate management of Veeam Plug-ins on multiple computers in your infrastructure in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. You can configure application backup policies and perform other data protection and administration tasks on remote computers. To use Veeam Plug-in operating in the managed mode, you must install Veeam Backup & Replication on the Veeam backup server and deploy the Veeam Plug-in using the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To learn more about managed Veeam Plug-in deployment, see Computer Discovery and Veeam Plug-in Deployment.
For Veeam Plug-in managed by Veeam Backup & Replication, data protection, data restore and administration tasks are performed by a backup administrator in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To learn about managed Veeam Plug-ins, see Veeam Plug-in Management.