New in Version 1.5

The following features and enhancements were introduced in version 1.5 of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API.

Support for NAS Backup

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API represents file shares and file share backup jobs configured on Veeam backup servers connected to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. Users can start, stop and retry file share backup jobs. For details, see /nas.

For more information about the NAS backup functionality, see the NAS Backup Support section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Support for SAML Authentication

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API allows administrators to assign security roles to Enterprise Manager accounts of the ExternalUser and ExternalGroup types. For details, see (POST) /security/accounts.

External accounts are used to provide single sign-on capabilities to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager users. For more information, see the SAML Authentication Support section in the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Guide.

Support for Immediate Backup Copy Mode

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API represents immediate backup copy jobs and allows to perform operations with these jobs. For details, see /jobs.

Other Enhancements

  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API allows to choose whether to replace or keep the original VM during full VM restore. For details, see (POST) /vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=restore.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API allows to delete tenant backups along with the deleted tenant account. For details, see (DELETE) /cloud/tenants/{ID}.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API allows to delete backup jobs and backups of a vCloud Director organization when deleting configuration created for this organization. For details, see (DELETE) /vCloud/orgConfigs/{ID}.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API supports managing GFS retention settings for backup jobs. For details, see (PUT)/jobs/{ID}?action=edit.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager RESTful API displays whether a WAN accelerator operates in the high bandwidth mode. For details, see(GET) /wanAccelerators/{ID}.
  • Information about storage quota usage is displayed in the UsedQuotaMb element of the (GET) /selfService/vSphere/Configs/{ID} resource representation.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise ManagerRESTful API accepts requests over the HTTPS protocol using port 9398 only. HTTP connection is deprecated as insecure.
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