Specifying Daily Schedule

To create a daily schedule for the backup policy, at the Schedule step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. Set the Daily retention toggle to On and click Edit Daily Settings.
  2. In the Daily schedule window, select hours when the backup policy will create backups.


Since Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure runs retention sessions at 12:15 AM according to the time zone set on the backup appliance, it is not recommended that you schedule backup policies to execute at 12:15 AM. Otherwise, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will not be able to run the retention sessions.

  1. Use the Run at drop-down list to choose whether you want the backup policy to run every day, on weekdays (Monday through Friday) or on specific days.
  2. In the Daily retention section, specify the number of days (or months) for which you want to keep restore points in a backup chain.

If a restore point is older than the specified time limit, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure removes the restore point from the chain. For more information, see Cosmos DB Backup Retention.

  1. In the Repository section, select a backup repository where the created backups will be stored.

For a backup repository to be displayed in the Repository list, it must be added to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure as described in section Adding Backup Repositories.

  1. To save changes made to the backup policy settings, click Apply.

Adding Backup Policy