To configure Veeam backup agent job settings on a managed computer from scratch, you must 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 Availability Console includes two predefined backup policies:
- Workstation: File level backup. Personal files. Local drive. Daily schedule.
- Server: Entire computer. Microsoft Exchange Server. Cloud backup. Daily schedule.
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 Availability Console Administrator Portal, Client Portal and Reseller Portal. In the Reseller Portal, you can configure both public and private policies. A public policy is a policy that is available to all 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 Veeam Availability Console Guide for End Users. For details on working with backup policies in the Administrator Portal, see Veeam Availability Console Guide for Service Providers.
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