Configuring Backup Policies

To configure Veeam backup agent job settings on a managed computer, you can assign a backup policy to it. A backup policy describes configuration of a Veeam backup agent job, and can be used as a saved template. Backup policies speed up the process of configuring backup job settings on managed computers: instead of specifying backup job settings manually, you can apply settings from a preconfigured backup policy to a group of computers.

By default, Veeam Service Provider Console includes the following predefined backup policies:

  • Linux server - Entire computer
  • Linux workstation - Home directory
  • Mac server - Entire computer
  • Mac workstation - Users directory
  • Windows server - Entire computer
  • Windows workstation - Personal files

In addition to predefined backup policies, you can create multiple custom backup policies with different configuration settings and assign them to different groups of computers. For example, you can configure backup policies for different machine types, applications, companies and so on.

Backup policies can be configured in the Veeam Service Provider Console Administrator Portal, Client Portal and Reseller Portal. In the Administrator Portal, you can configure both public and private policies. A public policy is a policy that is available to all resellers in the Reseller Portal and companies in the Client Portal. A private policy is a policy that is available only to the companies to which it is assigned. In the Client Portal, Company Administrators can configure private policies that are available to this company only, but can be managed in the Administrator and Reseller Portals. For details on working with backup policies in the Client Portal, see Guide for End Users. For details on working with backup policies in the Reseller Portal, see Guide for Resellers.

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