Creating a Backup Job
This support document outlines how to create a backup job for your vCloud virtual machines.

Video Guide

Video guide for creating a Backup Job

Step by Step Guide

2. Once logged in you will be presented with your dashboard, from here you can see a summary of your current backup jobs.
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Veeam Self Service Portal Dashboard
3. From the bar at the top select “Jobs”
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Navigate to the Jobs tab
4. From the next screen select “Create”
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Select Create to start the Create New Job wizard
5. Fill out the create screen
  • Job Name: This is the name of your job for easy identification
  • Description: Enter a description for your job (Optional)
  • Retention Policy: This is how many daily backups you’d like to keep. You can store as many as you like, the limitation is based on your backup storage quota. If you want to store more restore points you may need to purchase additional backup storage.
  • Click next
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Provide a Name, Description and set your retention period.
6. Next we need to add Virtual Machines to the backup job, click Add.
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Add the Virtual Machines that the Job will be backing up
7. When choosing Virtual Machines you can select several different levels as follows:
  • Organisation - This will automatically add VMs from all of your Virtual Data Centres. (You can manually exclude VMs if required)
  • VDC (Virtual Data Center) - This will automatically add VMs from the selected VCD. (You can manually exclude VMs if required)
  • vApp - This will automatically add VMs from the selected vApp. (You can manually exclude VMs if required)
  • Individual Virtual Machine - This allows you to manually select the VMs you’d like to backup.
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Select the required objects
8. Guest Customisation (Optional) - This allows you to enable advanced processing options to the backup job. Note that you will need to enter the Guest OS credentials for these features to work.
  • Application Aware / Image-Processing - Detects and prepares applications for consistent backup, performs transaction logs processing, and configures the OS to perform required application restore steps upon first boot.
  • Guest File System Indexing - Indexes guest OS files inside processed VM to enable browsing and searching for guest files in backup. Indexing is completely optional, and not required to be able to perform instant file level recovery.
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Application Aware Processing and Guest File Indexing
9. Email Notifications (Optional) - If you’d like to receive email notifications of the job status you can configure them here.
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Configure notifications.
Notifications are NOT set or configured by default. It is highly recommended that notifications be configured so you are aware of any failures or issues with your backups.
10. Once the job has been created it will be scheduled to a randomised time. This spreads the load out of the backup jobs to ensure there are minimal performance impacts. You can see when this job is configured to run under the Jobs tab (look for the Next Run column).