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Enable backup from mobile devices

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Overview

You can allow users to backup data from their iOS and Android devices. When you enable backup from mobile devices, you can:

  • Allow users to backup their mobile data. Users can also choose specific content for backup. 
  • Make backup across mobile devices mandatory.
Note: You can enable or disable backup from mobile devices through profiles. You cannot do this on an individual user level.

Behavioral changes in the backup state

Following are the changes in the backup states and associated backup behavior in inSync Cloud.

Backup state Behavior in inSync Cloud
Disabled Backup is disabled.
Optional

The optional state is no longer available.

Enabled or Mandatory

Backup is mandatory.

An administrator can select backup folders and Druva Mobile App will backup the folders compulsorily. inSync user has no control over the backup.

Enabled or Mandatory + Allow users to change backup content and settings checkboxes are selected

Backup is enabled.

Administrators can mandate the folders to be backed up. inSync users too can select additional folders for backup. However, inSync users cannot remove the administrator-mandated folders from being backed up.

Note: The check box for Allow users to change backup content and settings is selected by default for a profile if the mobile backup state was Optional before upgrade to inSync 5.5.

Enable backup from mobile devices

To enable backup from mobile devices

  1. On the {{insyncmenubar||, click Profiles.
  2. Click the link of the profile for which you want to allow users to backup their mobile devices.
  3. Click Devices tab, click Smartphones and Tablets Edit. The Edit Device Backup Configuration window appears.
  4. Select the Enable mobile backup checkbox.
  5. As applicable, click Android or iOS platforms to configure the applications for backup.
  6. Select the locations as applicable for backup. 

    Due to Android OS limitations, inSync no longer backs up the App settings for Android devices.

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  7. Click Save.

Disable backup from mobile devices

To disable backup from mobile devices

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Profiles.
  2. Click the link of the profile for which you do not want users to backup their mobile devices.
  3. On the Devices tab, click Smartphones and Tablets Edit. The Edit Device Backup Configuration window appears.
  4. Click to clear the Enable mobile backup checkbox.
  5. Click Save.