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Add Backup Policy page

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Overview

This topic provides instructions for configuring the content and schedule for your backup policy using the Add Backup Policy page. 

Access Path

  1. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  2. On the menu bar, click Manage Backup Policies
    The Manage Backup Policies page opens with a list of added backup policies.
  3. Click Add Backup Policy.
    The Add Backup Policy page opens.

The Add Backup Policy page consists of the following screens:

General Information

On the General Information page, you can configure the general information, such as name, description, and policy type for your backup policy.

Screenshot

Add Backup Policy - General Information

Field Description

The following table lists the fields on the General Information page.

Field Description
Name The name of the backup policy.
Description The general description for the backup policy.

Policy Type

The type of the backup policy.

You can create a backup policy of the following types:

  • MS-SQL Database server
  • File server
  • VMware

Actions

The following table lists the actions on the General Information sub page.

Action Description
Next Navigates to the next Backup Content page.

Backup Content

On the Backup Content page, you can configure the content that you want to include or exclude in your backup policy.

Screenshot

 Add Backup Policy Content

Field Description

The following table lists the fields on the Backup Content page.

Field Description
All folders The option to select all folders for backup.

Specific folders

The option to select specific folders for backup.

In the text box below, type the absolute path of the folder, and click Add. The folder path that you add appears in the text box below.

To remove any folder paths that are added for backup, click the delete icon Remove next to the folder path.

Exclude file types

The option to exclude specific file types from the backup.

Click in the text box below, and select the file types that you want to exclude. For more information, see Defined file types for File server backup.

More file extensions to exclude

The option to specify more file extensions to exclude from the backup.

If you select Exclude file types, click More file extensions to exclude and provide the file extensions that are not available in the default file type list.

  • Type an extension preceded by an asterisk (*), for example, *.dotm.
  • Specify multiple extensions separated by comma. For example, *.txt, *.doc, *.docx, *.pdf.
  • To exclude all files, enter Text*.txt for example, to exclude all files with extension .txt and the name starting with Text.

Include file types

The option to include specific file types for the backup.

Click in the text box below, and select the file types that you want to include. For more information, see Defined file types for File server backup.

More file extensions to include

The option to specify more file extensions to include for the backup.

If you select Include file types, click More file extensions to include and provide the file extensions that are not available in the default file type list.

  • Type an extension preceded by an asterisk (*), for example, *.dotm.
  • Specify multiple extensions separated by comma. For example, *.txt, *.doc, *.docx, *.pdf.
  • To include all files, enter Text*.txt for example, to include all files with extension .txt and the name starting with Text.

Exclude subfolders

The option to specify the subfolders that you want to exclude from the backup.

Click in the text box below, type the relative or absolute path to the folder, and then click Add.

To include the folders that are excluded from the backup by default, click the delete icon Remove next to the folder path.

Note: If you are configuring Linux servers, exclude cgroups from backup.

Actions

The following table lists the actions on the Backup Content page.

Field Description
Previous Navigates to the previous General Information page.
Next Navigates to the next Backup Schedule page.

Backup Schedule

On the Backup Schedule page, you can configure the schedules for your backup policy. 

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Field Description

The following table lists the fields on the Backup Schedule page.

Field Description

Start at

 

The time when you want backups to start.

In the adjacent box, select the AM or PM option depending on when you want backups to occur. 

Duration      

 

The duration after which you want backup operations to stop.

For example, if you set Start at to 9 AM and you set the duration to 2 hours, backups from your server start at 9 AM and stop at 11 AM, even if they do not complete.

Max Bandwidth (Mbps)

 

The maximum bandwidth that each servers can consume while backing up data to Phoenix. 

For scheduled backup, the job will consume the assigned bandwidth. However, for manually triggered backup, the job will consume the available bandwidth on your network.

Repeat on The days on which you want backups to occur.

Ignore backup duration for first backup

 

Ignores the specified backup duration for the first backup job.

You can disable this option to enforce backup duration for the first backup job.

Automatic Retry

 

The option to define the automatic retrial options for backup.

For more information, see  Backup Retry.

Note: If you do not want to define the automatic retrial options, clear the Automatic Retry check box.

Max number of retries

 

In an active schedule window, the maximum number of retry attempts for a job.

Note: By default, the field is set to 2 attempts.

Wait interval before each retry

 

The wait interval between each retry.

Note: By default, the field is set to 10 minutes.

Enable Smart Scan This option will enable smart scan for the selected backup.

Actions

The following table lists the actions on the Backup Schedule page.

Action Description

Add More

 

Adds fields to create a new schedule.

Notes:  To create multiple schedules, click Add More as many times as the number of schedules that you want to create. To delete a schedule, click the delete icon Delete next to the schedule. If you have only one schedule defined, you cannot delete it.

Previous Navigates to the previous Backup Content page.

Pre/Post script settings

You can configure the File server agent to automatically execute custom scripts before a backup job starts and after it is finished. On the Pre/Post script settings page, configure settings for your pre and post backup scripts. 

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Field Description

The following table lists the fields on the Pre/Post script settings page.

Field Description

Enable scripts for Windows servers

 

Allows the execution of pre-backup and post-backup scripts for Windows servers. When you select the Enable scripts for Windows servers check box, the Specify scripts location field gets enabled.

Specify scripts location:  Specify the folder path containing the pre_script.bat and post_script.bat backup scripts

Enable scripts for Linux servers

 

Allows the execution of pre-backup and post-backup scripts for Linux servers. When you select the Enable scripts for Linux servers check box, the Specify scripts location field gets enabled.

Specify scripts location: Specify the folder path containing the pre_script.sh and post_script.sh backup scripts.

Pre-script is not present at the specified location Skips the backup operation when the backup pre-script is unavailable at the location specified in the Specify scripts location field.
Pre-script execution fails Skips the backup operation when the pre-script execution fails.

Abort pre/post execution if it does not complete in XX Minutes

 

The time in minutes after which the backup script execution should abort. The minimum time is 10 minutes.

When the script is aborted, the script status is "failed".

Actions

The following table lists the actions on the Pre/Post script settings page.

Action Description
Previous Navigates to the previous Backup Schedule page.
Finish Completes the process of adding a new backup policy.