How to – configure a Veeam Backup Copy Job from a Backup Copy Job

Have you ever asked yourself if it is possible to configure a Veeam Backup Copy Job (BCJ) from a BCJ? A scenario that looks like this:

The answer is yes, it is possible!

Just create a new (second) Backup Copy Job, define a name and go to step 2 in the wizard (Objects)

Click “Add” and select the backup data that you want to copy (probably the same data as already used in Backup Copy Job 1).

Then select “Source” on the right. In the new opened window you can now define a source repository from which the job should obtain the data:

backup copy job from backup copy job veeam

In the next step (Target) define Backup Repository 3 as the target. After successfully finishing the wizzard the new created backup copy job will use the Backup Repository 2 as data source!

That’s it!


  1. StoneFlyMan

    Good and simple tutorial to configure Veeam backup jobs from backup job copy. Some people just expand a simple 3 step process and make things complex. Good Job

  2. TV Repair

    Thanks for sharing this post, I learn new information from this. For backup from the copy, you Exclude objects from the backup copy job.

  3. Kenneth Ross

    This should work in theory but it doesn’t. I’m running B&R I’m trying to do a backup copy job to a third repository, copying the backup copy job data from repository 2, which is created from a Agent for Windows backup job.

  4. kenneth perry Ross

    Currently getting “No restore points found” when I run the job. Also tried manually copying the backup copy job files to the third repository, re-scanned the location, mapped the new backup copy job to the first backup copy job (second repository) and I still get the same thing, “no restore points found”, also noticed that it deleted the job name out of the veeam console as if it updates the first backup copy job.

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