How to create a VM Backup Job

01 Sep 2021

Veeam Backup & Replication produces image-level backups of VMs. It treats VMs as objects, not as a set of files. When you back up VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication copies a VM image as a whole, at a block level. Image-level backups can be used for different types of restore, including Instant VM Recovery, entire VM restore, VM file recovery, file-level recovery and so on.

The backup technology is typically used for VMs with lower RTOs. When the primary VM fails, you need some time to restore VM data from a compressed and deduplicated backup file. To back up VMs, you must configure a backup job. The backup job defines how, where and when to back up VM data. One job can be used to process one or more VMs. Jobs can be started manually or scheduled to run automatically at a specific time.

Before you create a backup job, check prerequisites. Then use the New Backup Job wizard to configure the backup job.

Launch the New Backup Job wizard
Specify a job name and description
Select VMs to back up
Exclude objects from the backup job
Define VM backup order
Specify backup storage settings
Configure long-term retention
Specify advanced backup settings
Specify a secondary target
Specify guest processing settings
Define a job schedule
Finish working with the wizard

Watch this video to see a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a VM backup job using Veeam Backup & Replication. Also, you'll learn where you can configure backup modes, like incremental and reverse, application-aware processing, and indexing. To gain an even deeper understanding of VM backup jobs, learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication by clicking here:"

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