Step 17. Configure Backup Schedule - Veeam Availability Console User Guide for Service Providers
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Step 17. Configure Backup Schedule

At the Schedule step of the wizard, specify the schedule according to which backup must run. Backup job scheduling options depend on the application mode in which Veeam backup agent operates:

Workstation Backup Schedule

At the Schedule step of the wizard, specify the schedule according to which backup must be performed.

  1. Select the Daily at check box and use the fields on the right to specify time and days when the backup job must start:

You can leave the Daily at check box cleared to configure the backup job without daily schedule. In this case, you will be able to use the configured backup job to perform backup automatically at specific events. You can also use the configured backup job to create ad-hoc incremental and standalone full backups. For more details, see Performing Ad-Hoc Backups.

  1. If you have selected the On these days option, click the Days button and clear check boxes for the days when the job must not start.
  2. Select the action that Veeam backup agent must perform in case your computer is powered off at the time when the scheduled backup job must start:
  • Backup once powered on — select this option if Veeam backup agent must start the scheduled backup job when you power on the computer.
  • Skip backup — select this option if Veeam backup agent must not to start the scheduled backup job when the computer is powered on. Veeam backup agent will perform backup at the next scheduled time.
  1. If Veeam backup agent must perform a finalizing action after the backup job completes successfully, select the necessary action:
  • Keep running — select this option if the computer must keep on working.
  • Sleep — select this option if Veeam backup agent must bring the computer to the standby mode.
  • Shutdown — select this option if Veeam backup agent must shut down the computer.
  • Hibernate — select this option if Veeam backup agent must bring the computer to the hibernate mode. This option is available if the hibernate mode is enabled on the computer. To learn more, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/920730.

Veeam backup agent applies this setting only to scheduled backups. If you start standalone full backup or incremental backup manually, Veeam backup agent will ignore this setting, and the computer will not be shut down or brought to the standby mode when the backup job completes.

When the backup job completes, Veeam backup agent will prompt a dialog with a countdown to the selected post-job action. You can select to proceed to the action immediately or to cancel the action. For more details, see Controlling Backup Post-Job Action.

  1. In the At the following events section, specify settings for events that trigger the backup job launch:

The Back up no more often than every <N> <time units> option is applied only to job sessions started at specific events. Daily backups are performed according to defined schedule regardless of the time interval specified for this setting.

Step 17. Configure Backup Schedule Important!

If the power scheme on the endpoint does not allow using wake up timers, you can manually change the power scheme settings on the endpoint. To do this, navigate to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings.

Specify Backup Schedule

Server Backup Schedule

At the Schedule step of the wizard, select to run the backup job manually or schedule the job to run on a regular basis.

To specify the job schedule:

  1. Select the Run the job automatically check box.

If this check box is not selected, you will have to start the backup job manually to create backup.

  1. Define scheduling settings for the job:

A repeatedly run job is started by the following rules:

For example, you have configured a job to run with a 2-hour interval and defined permitted hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. According to the rules above, the job will first run at 9:00 AM, when the denied period is over. After that, the job will run at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

  1. In the Automatic retry section, define whether Veeam backup agent must attempt to run the backup job again if the job fails for some reason. Type the number of attempts to run the job and define time intervals between them. If you select continuous backup, Veeam backup agent will retry the job for the defined number of times without any time intervals between the job runs.
  2. In the Backup window section, define the time interval within which the backup job must complete. The backup window prevents the job from overlapping with production hours and ensures that the job does not impact performance of your server.

To set up a backup window for the job:

  1. Select the Terminate job if it exceeds allowed backup window check box and click Window.
  2. In the Select time periods window, define the allowed hours and prohibited hours for backup.

If the job exceeds the allowed window, it will be automatically terminated.

Specify Backup Schedule

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