Start a Job

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    You can start Veeam Backup & Replication job with the specified ID.


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

    HTTP Request

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


    POST https://<hostname>:1281/v2/jobs/{ID}/action

    Request Headers

    The request header must contain the authorization token.

    Request Body

    If you decide to use the jobs/{id}/action resource you must send the start action property with the null value in the request body:

    {"start": null}


    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 Job

    The following example starts a job with ID 2.


    POST https://localhost:1281/v2/jobs/2/start


    Request Header:

    Content-Type: application/json

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>


    Response Code:

    200 Success


    Response Body:

    "Backup job has been started."