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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Manual Stop of Backup Jobs

You can stop job execution at any moment of time. For example, you can stop a job if the job processes several VMs but the workload appears to be greater than you expected. Or you can stop the job if there is not enough time to finish the job session.

You can stop a job in 2 ways:

  • You can stop the job immediately. In this scenario, Veeam Backup & Replication terminates the job session and does not create a new restore point for VMs that are currently processed.
  • You can stop the job gracefully. In this scenario, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a restore point for the VMs that are currently processed and then terminates the job session.

Immediate Stop of Jobs

Immediate job stop terminates the job session instantly. The job finishes with the following results:

When you stop a job session immediately, Veeam Backup & Replication performs the following operations:

  1. If a snapshot for a VM has already been created, Veeam Backup & Replication instructs VMware vSphere to remove the snapshot.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication terminates all job processes and tasks. The job is finished with the Failed error.

All restore points created with the previous job sessions remain untouched. You can use them for restore operations.

Manual Stop of Backup Jobs 

Graceful Stop of Jobs

Graceful job stop instructs Veeam Backup & Replication that it must create restore points for VMs that are currently being processed, and then terminate the job. The job finishes with the following results:

You can use graceful job stop for the following types of jobs:

You cannot use graceful job stop for the following types of jobs:

VMs added to the job are processed in the order defined in job settings. Information about VMs that have already been processed and VMs that are being processed is displayed in job details.

If you stop the job gracefully before Veeam Backup & Replication starts processing the first VM in the job, the job will be finished with the Failed error. You will see the message Operation was canceled by user in job details.

Manual Stop of Backup Jobs 

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Starting and Stopping Jobs

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