Start a Veeam backup agent Job

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    You can start Veeam backup agent job with the specified system ID.


    To start an idle job, send the POST HTTPS request to the URL of the /backupAgents/{id}/jobs/{id}/start resource.

    HTTP Request

    POST https://<hostname>:1281/v2/backupAgents/{id}/jobs/{id}/start

    Request Headers

    The request header must contain the authorization token.


    The server returns the following response to the client.

    Response Code

    A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 OK.

    Response Headers

    The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.




    The length of the response body.


    The media type and syntax of the request body message: application/json; charset=utf-8

    Response Body

    In the response body, Veeam Service Provider Console returns a message for an action.

    Example Start a Veeam backup agent Job

    The following example returns a response on a start action for a backup job with ID 4610eb17-b41c-4cc5-81d1-938ee6d89b7a.


    POST https://localhost:1281/v2/backupAgents/cc52ec30-a1b0-41dd-8b24-553dab48b43f/jobs/4610eb17-b41c-4cc5-81d1-938ee6d89b7a/start


    Request Header:

    Content-Type: application/json

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>


    Response Code:

    200 Success


    Response Body:

    "Backup job has been started."