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Veeam Availability Console 2.0 Update 1
Administrator Guide for Enterprises

Step 15. Specify Advanced Job Settings

In the Advanced Settings window, specify advanced settings for the backup job:

You can access the Advanced Settings window from the following steps of the wizard:

  • Local Storage — if you have chosen to store backups in the local storage.
  • Shared Folder — if you have chosen to store backups in a shared folder.
  • Backup Repository — if you have chosen to store backups on a Veeam Backup & Replication repository.
  • Repository Quota — if you have chosen to store backups in the Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

Backup Settings

On the Backup tab of the Advanced Settings window, specify settings for a backup chain created with the backup job:

  1. If you want to periodically create synthetic full backups, select the Create synthetic full backups periodically check box and click Days to schedule synthetic full backups on the necessary week days.

For more details on synthetic full backup, see Synthetic Full Backup.

  1. If you want to periodically create active full backups, select the Create active full backups periodically check box. Use the Monthly on or Weekly on selected days options to define scheduling settings.

For more details on active full backup, see Active Full Backup.

Step 15. Specify Advanced Job Settings Note:

  • Before scheduling periodic full backups, you must make sure that you have enough free space on the target location. As an alternative, you can create active full backups manually when needed.
  • If you schedule the active full backup and synthetic full backup on the same day, Veeam backup agent will perform only active full backup. Synthetic full backup will be skipped.

Specify Advanced Backup Settings

Storage Settings

On the Storage tab of the Advanced Settings window, specify storage settings for the backup job:

  1. In the Compression level list, select a compression level for the backup: None, Dedupe-friendly, Optimal, High or Extreme.
  2. In the Storage optimization section, select what type of backup target you plan to use: Local target (16 TB + backup files), Local target, LAN target or WAN target.

Depending on the chosen storage type, Veeam backup agent will use data blocks of different size to optimize the size of backup files and job performance.

  1. If you want to encrypt the content of backup files, in the Encryption section, specify encryption settings for the backup job:
  1. Select the Enable backup file encryption check box.
  2. In the Password field, type a password that you want to use for encryption.
  3. In the Hint field, type a hint for the password.

In case you lose the password, the specified hint will help you to remember the lost password.

For more details on encryption, see Data Encryption.

Step 15. Specify Advanced Job Settings Note:

  • You cannot specify encryption options for the backup job if you have chosen to save backup files on a Veeam backup repository. Encryption options for Veeam backup agent jobs targeted at a Veeam Backup & Replication repository are managed by a backup administrator working with Veeam Backup & Replication. To learn more, refer to the Veeam Backup & Replication documentation at https://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.
  • If you lose a password that was specified for encryption, you can change the password in the encryption settings. After the backup job creates a new restore point encrypted with the new password, you will be able to use this password to restore data form all restore points in the backup chain, including those restore points that were encrypted with an old password.
  • If you enable encryption for the existing backup job that has already created one or more restore points, during the next job session, Veeam backup agent will create active full backup. The created full backup file and subsequent incremental backup files in the backup chain will be encrypted with the specified password.
  • Encryption is not retroactive. If you enable encryption for the existing backup job, Veeam backup agent does not encrypt the previous backup chain created with this job.

Specify Advanced Storage Settings

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