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Recipe: Creating Backup Job

Expected deliverables:

A new backup job defining what items to back up, where to store them, and its schedule.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Access to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 GUI using a browser
  • A Microsoft 365 Organization
  • A repository configured in VB365
  • An existing proxy server

Before you start: You can choose to back up individual items, or just the whole organization.

Assumptions: You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 installation.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 interface.
  2. Open the “Backup Infrastructure” view.
  3. Right click an organization and select “Add to backup job”.
  4. Enter a name and optional description for the backup job, and click “Next” to proceed.
  5. Select “Back up entire organization” or “Back up the following objects”. In the latter case, click “Add” and chooose between Users, Groups, Sites, Teams, or Organization.
  6. In the “Add Objects” window, select check boxes next to the items that you want to back up, then click “Add”.
  7. Back in the job window, for any item added you can click “Edit” and select processing options for the items to back up. Click “Next” to proceed.
  8. Click “Add” and select users, groups, sites, and teams that you do not want to back up, and click “Edit” for the processing options.
  9. Specify the backup proxy server that you want to use and the backup repository where you want to keep your backups. Click “Next” to proceed.
  10. Configure a schedule for the backup job and choose if you want to start the job at the end of the wizard, or you want to immediately configure a backup copy job.
  11. Click “Create” to end the job configuration.

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