With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can quickly perform backup of one or several VMs with VeeamZIP.
VeeamZIP is similar to a full VM backup. The VeeamZIP job always produces a full backup file (VBK) that acts as an independent restore point. You can store the backup file in a backup repository, in a local folder on the backup server or in a network share.
Consider the following:
Backup files produced with VeeamZIP jobs are displayed in the Home view, under the Backups > Disk (VeeamZIP) node.
When you perform backup with VeeamZIP, you do not have to configure a backup job and schedule it. Instead, you can start the backup process for selected VMs immediately. This type of a backup requires minimum settings — you should only select the backup destination, choose the necessary compression level and enable or disable encryption and application-aware processing if necessary. For more information, see Creating VeeamZIP Backups.
To view the progress or results of the VeeamZIP job session, you can use the History view. For more information, see Viewing Real-Time Statistics.
To restore VM data from VeeamZIP backups, you can right-click it in the Home view and select the necessary restore option. You can also double-click the necessary VeeamZIP backup file on the machine where Veeam Backup & Replication is installed.