Step 3. Select Workloads to Process
At the Objects step of the wizard, select workloads whose restore points you want to copy to the target backup repository:
- Click Add.
- Select a type of a source from which you want to copy restore points:
- From jobs. You will see existing backup jobs. Veeam Backup & Replication will copy restore points created by the selected backup jobs.
[For the periodic copy mode] Note that if multiple jobs process one workload, Veeam Backup & Replication copies only restore points created by the first job in the Objects to process list.
- From repositories. You will see all backup repositories in the backup infrastructure. Veeam Backup & Replication will copy restore points stored on the selected backup repositories.
If you select repositories as sources, and target new jobs to the repositories in future, Veeam Backup & Replication will update backup copy job settings automatically to include these jobs to be copied.
- From backups. You will browse for workloads in existing backups. Veeam Backup & Replication will search for restore points of the selected workloads in all backups of backup jobs created on the external repositories and will copy the most recent restore points. You can limit the search scope by selecting only specific backup policies for the backup copy job.
This source is only available for backup copy jobs that process backups of Amazon EC2 instances, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
You can use From backups source only if you have an external repository added to the backup infrastructure and have at least one backup file stored in it.
- In the Add Objects window, select the necessary sources or workloads.
- Click Add.
- [For the immediate copy mode] If you have configured processing of transaction log backups in the source backup jobs, and want to copy these log backups to the target repository, select the Include database transaction log backups check box.
If you delete the source backup job after creating the backup copy job, backup files will become orphaned. The orphaned backup files are displayed under the Backups > Disk (Orphaned) node. If the orphaned backup files were also stored in capacity tier or archive tier, they will also be displayed under the Backups > Object Storage (Orphaned) or Backups > Archive (Orphaned) nodes. The orphaned backup files can not be processed by any job.
When you copy Veeam Agent backup jobs that process clusters with shared disks, the network traffic will be higher compared to the traffic sent when Veeam Agent backup jobs run. This is because Veeam Agent backup jobs send data of shared disks only with the owner node and then, within the target storage, clone this data to other nodes; whereas backup copy jobs send data as it is stored on the storage — each node with the cloned data.
As an alternative, you can create a backup copy job with an empty source — that is, do not add any workloads at this step of the wizard. In this case, you need to configure a secondary destination for the source backup job and link it to the created backup copy job. For more information, see Linking Backup Jobs to Backup Copy Jobs.
Even if Use per-machine backup files option is disabled in a repository that you are planning to use as the target, backup copy job will always create per-machine backup files in the backup repository.
If you use tags to categorize virtual infrastructure objects, check limitations for VM tags. For more information, see VM Tags.