<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Veeam Backup Job Status Advanced Sensor

The Veeam Backup Job Status Advanced sensor monitors the status of a specific backup job that runs on the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

Veeam Backup Job Status Advanced Sensor

Veeam Backup Job Status Advanced Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

  • Dutch: Veeam Backup Taakstatus Geavanceerd
  • French: Veeam statut de tâche de sauvegarde avancée
  • German: Veeam Backupjob-Status (Erweitert)
  • Japanese: Veeam バックアップジョブステータス詳細
  • Portuguese: Status da tarefa de backup do Veeam (Avançado)
  • Russian: Расширенное состояние задания резервного копирования Veeam
  • Simplified Chinese: Veeam 备份作业状态高级
  • Spanish: Estado del trabajo de Veeam Backup (avanzado)


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



Veeam version

  • This sensor requires that the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 10 or 11 with the Enterprise Plus license are installed.


  • This sensor requires credentials for Veeam.

Backup jobs

  • This sensor does not support the following backup job types: Tape, Sure Backup, NAS Backup Copy, and Agent Backup Copy.

Veeam agent

  • This sensor does not support Veeam Agent Backup Jobs if they are managed by a Veeam Agent.


  • This sensor only supports version 1.5 of the Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interface (API).


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Performance impact

  • This sensor has a very low performance impact.


  • This sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more channels.

Scanning interval

  • The minimum scanning interval of this sensor is 1 minute.
  • The recommended scanning interval of this sensor is 5 minutes.

Knowledge Base

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • veeam
  • veeambackup
  • veeamenterprisemanager

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

Veeam Specific

Veeam Specific

Veeam Specific



Job Name

The name of the backup job that this sensor monitors.

Job Type

The type of backup job that this sensor monitors.


The platform on which the backup job runs.

Job Description

The description of the backup job that this sensor monitors.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Debug Options

Debug Options

Debug Options



Result Handling

Define what PRTG does with the sensor result:

  • Discard result (default): Do not store the sensor result.
  • Store result: Store the last sensor result in the \Logs\sensors subfolder of the PRTG data directory on the probe system. The file name is Result of Sensor [ID].log. This setting is for debugging purposes. PRTG overwrites this file with each scanning interval.

i_podThis option is not available when the sensor runs on the hosted probe of a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance.

i_round_blueIn a cluster, PRTG stores the result in the PRTG data directory of the master node.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.




In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status


The duration of the backup job run

Job Scheduled

If the backup job is scheduled

Last Job Run

The time since the last backup job run

Last Result

The last backup job run status

  • Up status: Successful
  • Warning status: Warning
  • Down status: Failed
  • Unknown status: None

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.


The backup job run status

  • Up status: Starting, Working, Stopped
  • Warning status: Stopping, Pausing, Resuming, Never Started, Postprocessing
  • Unknown status: Idle


i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

How can I change the status of my Veeam sensors based on whether a job is scheduled or not?