Validate a Backup With Veeam Backup Validator

Have you ever been asked to validate your backups? Maybe you utilize Veeam SureBackup to validate your backups, but need to validate a specific backup on the spot and don’t want to run the entire SureBackup job? Veeam provides the Veeam Backup Validator tool to manual validate backups immediately. The tool is so simple to use that you could start using it right away. Everything is done through an administrative command prompt.

A quick and easy command to start off with is:
“C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup\ Veeam.Backup.Validator” /backup:”JobName”

You can see below an example of what you would see when running the Veeam.Backup.Validator tool.

Veeam Backup Validator Tool

In addition, if you’d like to generate a report that you can print, save, or email then you can add the parameter /report:”DesiredFilePathToSaveReport.html” to the command to generate an easier to read the report as shown below.

You can find more information on the Veeam.Backup.Validator tool by visiting https://www.veeam.com/kb2086

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