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Manage backup set

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This topic provides an overview of what backup set is. It also provides instructions to add and delete a backup set attached to your server.

Overview

A backup set is a combination of workload, backup content, and backup policy. A backup set is defined for a server and associated with a backup set type, such as File or MS-SQL. You can attach multiple backup sets to your MS-SQL server. 

You can add backup sets from the Configured tab on the Servers page and the Servers detail page.

This topic describes the following sections:

Add a backup set

You can create multiple backup sets to back up different databases following different schedules.  Before you create a backup set, review the following:

  • If you do not need a distinct backup retention for different data on the physical server, do not create separate backup sets.
  • Ensure that you do not create multiple backup sets with the overlapping backup content. The overlapping content gets backed up multiple times.
  • You can create any number of backup sets to configure with a physical server. However, Phoenix agent can simultaneously back up three backup sets.

You can add a backup set to your server while you configure the registered SQL server or from the Configured tab of the Servers page.:

View details of the backup sets attached to the server

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Servers
  4. Click the Configured tab.
    The Configured tab lists the servers configured for backup. You can view the list of backup sets attached to the respective server.
  5. Click the server for which you want to view details of the attached backup sets.
  6. On the Servers details page, the Backup Sets section displays the details of the backup sets attached to the server.
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Edit a backup set

You can change the backup content and backup policy applied to the backup set.

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Servers
  4. Click the Configured tab.
  5. In the Name column, click the MS-SQL server name for which you want to modify the backup content and backup policy.
  6. Under the Backup Sets section, click More > Edit.
    The Edit Backup Set page opens.
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  7. On the Storage & Backup Content tab, modify your custom content to back up databases on your MS-SQL server.  For more information about the custom content, see Backup content.
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Backup Policy tab, from the Backup Policy drop-down list, select the required backup policy that you want to attach to the server. For more information about how to create a new backup policy, see Attach server to a new backup policy.
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  10. Click Finish.
    If you update the retention period in the backup policy, it will apply to the restore points created after this update.

Disable and enable backup of backup set

You can disable or enable the backup of backup sets. After disabling, the backups from the MS-SQL backup sets stop temporarily. The disabled backups resume after you enable the backup from this MS-SQL backup set. 

Note: Phoenix retains the data from the MS-SQL servers that you disable. 

Procedure

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Servers
  4. Click the Configured tab.
  5. In the Name column, click the MS-SQL server name from which you want to disable or enable the backup.
  6. Disable or enable the backup set:
  • To disable the backup of the backup set on the servers details page, 
    • Under the Backup Sets section, click More Disable Backup.
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  • To enable the backup of the backup set on the servers details page,
    • Under the Backup Sets section, click More Enable Backup.
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Note: The Enable Backup button is available only for the servers that are currently disabled. 
You can continue to restore servers that you have disabled.

Delete snapshots

If you are a cloud administrator, you can delete warm snapshots from the MS-SQL servers that you no longer require. If you are a group administrator, you can delete warm snapshots for MS-SQL servers belonging to the administrative groups that you manage. After you delete a snapshot, Phoenix purges the snapshot data from the warm storage, thus freeing up space. 

You cannot delete cold snapshots. However, the cold snapshots get deleted as per the retention period defined in the backup policy.

Note: You cannot delete the most-recent snapshot of the MS-SQL server.

Procedure

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Servers
  4. Click the Configured tab,
  5. In the Name column, click the server name from which you want to delete a snapshot.
  6. On the server details page, click  Restore.
  7. In the left pane, expand the hot or warm node under Snapshots.
  8. Select the snapshots that you want to delete, and click Delete Snapshot.
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Delete a backup set

If you are a cloud administrator, you can delete a backup set attached to your configured server. When you delete a backup set, Phoenix deletes all the restore points corresponding to that backup set. However, Phoenix retains the jobs, reports, and alerts corresponding to the deleted backup set.

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console. 
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Servers.
  4. Click the Configured tab.
  5. In the Name column, click the server name for which you want to add a backup set.
  6. On the Server details page, under the Backup Sets (x) section, click More Actions > Delete.

Phoenix removes the backup set associated with the server.