When a backup policy is configured in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, the job doesn't start automatically on a backup schedule.
This is a known bug of the software and the fix requires a patch installation directly in the system.
Install the fix
After copying the patch provided by the support (patch Fix_263734_34880afcb0.zip) to the appliance (you can use WinSCP), stop the service with the following comand:
# sudo systemctl stop veeamazurebackup
Install the package using the command:
# sudo apt-get install /tmp/veeamazurebackup_126.96.36.1991_amd64.deb
After few seconds the patch installation is completed successfully.
Start the service veeamazurebackup with the command:
# sudo systemctl start veeamazurebackup
Now login to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure and schedule the job.
After applying the patch, the job now runs on a backup schedule.
The fix for this issue is quite simple to apply and takes only few minutes.