Instead of assigning backup policies, you can configure Veeam backup agent job settings for individual managed computers.
Before You Begin
Before you configure a backup job, check the following prerequisites:
- The target location where you plan to store backup files must have enough free space.
- Available backup job options depend on the Veeam backup agent operation mode. For details, see Product Editions.
- The number of jobs that you can assign to a Veeam backup agent depends on the product edition. For details on the limitation of the number of jobs, see Backup Job.
- [For Veeam Backup & Replication repository targets] You can store created backups in a backup repository only if the backup server runs Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 or later.
- [For Veeam Backup & Replication repository targets] If you plan to use a Veeam Backup & Replication repository as a target for backups, you must pre-configure user access permissions on this backup repository. For details, see Setting Up User Permissions on Backup Repositories.
Backup has the following limitations:
- You cannot save the backup of entire computer on the local computer disk. Use an external hard drive or USB drive, network shared folder or backup repository as a target location.
- Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows does not back up data to which symbolic links are targeted. It only backs up the path information that the symbolic links contain. After restore, identical symbolic links are created in the restore destination.
To perform this task, a user must have one of the following roles assigned: Service Provider Global Administrator, Service Provider Administrator, Service Provider Operator.
Configuring Backup Job Settings
To configure Veeam backup agent job settings:
- Log in to Veeam Availability Console.
For details, see Accessing Veeam Availability Console.
- In the menu on the left, click Backup Jobs.
- Open the Managed Backup Agents tab.
- Do one of the following:
- Choose the necessary computers in the list and click Create Job at the top of the list.
- Choose the necessary computers in the list and click a link in the Successful Jobs column. In the Agent Jobs window, click Create Job.
- At the Create Job step of the New Backup Job wizard, select one of the following options:
- Create a new job
Select this option to create a job configuration from scratch. Configure Veeam backup agent job settings as described in Creating Backup Policies.
- Use a job template
Select this option to use an existing policy as a template for job configuration. At the Backup Policies step of the wizard, select a backup policy on which the backup job will be based. Veeam Availability Console will assign the policy to the selected managed computers.
When you create backup job configuration from scratch, some configuration steps may differ from steps available for backup policies. For example, at the Cloud Repository step, you can choose a specific cloud repository as a backup target. In backup policy settings, this possibility is not available.