Veeam Endpoint Backup is set up on a computer whose data you want to protect.
Veeam Endpoint Backup has a one-service architecture. When you install the product, Veeam Endpoint Backup deploys the following components on the computer:
- Veeam Endpoint Backup Service is a Microsoft Windows service responsible for performing all types of backup and restore tasks. The service is started automatically when you power on the computer, and runs in the background under the Local System account.
- Veeam Endpoint Tray is a tray agent that communicates with the Veeam Endpoint Backup Service to let you monitor the backup operation status and provide quick access to main Veeam Endpoint Backup functions: starting backup and restore operations, viewing statistics for created backups and so on. The Veeam Endpoint Tray starts when you log on to the system and runs in the background.
- To store its configuration data, Veeam Endpoint Backup uses the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 LocalDB Express. The LocalDB requires only few files to install and takes little resources to run a local on-demand Microsoft SQL Server instance. The LocalDB is executed as a subprocess launched by the Veeam Endpoint Backup Service. When the Veeam Endpoint Backup Service is stopped, the LocalDB subprocess is stopped, too.
The account under which Veeam Endpoint Backup Service runs should not be changed. Configurations with custom account are not supported.