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Manage backup sets for NAS shares

Provides the steps to add, edit and remove backup sets.
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This topic describes how to add and delete backup sets in a configured NAS share. Backup sets are important in setting the backup and retention schedule of the backups performed from the NAS shares.

Add backup set to a NAS share

You can perform this procedure provided you have already added a NAS share for a NAS device on the Phoenix Management Console. If you have added the first NAS share, the procedure to configure a backup set is already described in the Configure backup set for a NAS share section. This procedure describes how to add additional backup sets to an already configured NAS share.

To configure an additional backup set for a NAS share:

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. Click the All Organizations list and select the organization containing NAS devices.
  3. Click NAS on the Phoenix Management Console menu. 
  4. Click the NAS device containing the NAS share for which you want to configure the additional backup set. This displays the NAS shares page. 
  5. Select the NAS share for which you want to configure the additional backup set.
  6. Click Create a Backup Set. The Add New Backup Set window is displayed.
  7. Enter details as described in the table below under Storage & Backup Content tab and then click Next.
    Field  Description
    Storage Select the Phoenix storage from the list which will store the data backed up from the NAS share.
    All folders Select to back up all the folders of the NAS share.

    Specific folders

     

    Select to add specific folders to back up. 

    Enter the relative paths of the folders relative to the configured folder that you want to back up and click Add. You can add multiple folder paths in this manner.

    Exclude file types

    Add files and folders that you want to exclude from the NAS share backup.

    By default, Phoenix excludes video files, audio files, executables, and image files. A specific set of subfolders are also excluded from the backup by default. 

    • To exclude more file types, enter the file extensions separated by commas under More file extensions to exclude.
    • To exclude specific subfolders, enter the subfolder path relative to the configured folder under Exclude subfolders and click Add. The exclusion list below displays the subfolder path.

    Include file types

    Add files and folders that you want to include in the NAS share backup.

    By default, Phoenix includes Office files, PDF files, and HTML files in the backup.

    To include more file types, enter the file extensions separated by commas under More file extensions to include
  8. Assign an appropriate Backup policy from the list and click Next. You can also use Create New Backup Policy to create and assign a new backup policy. The details of the backup policy that you choose to assign to the backup set are displayed on the Backup Policy tab. See Manage backup policies for information on creating a backup policy.
  9. Assign a NAS proxy to handle the backup and restore from the NAS share.
  10. Click Finish. The newly added backup set appears against the NAS share.

Edit a backup set

This procedure describes how you can edit the backup set configured in a NAS share.

To edit a backup set configured for NAS share:

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. Click the All Organizations list and select the organization containing NAS devices.
  3. Click NAS on the Phoenix Management Console menu. 
  4. Click the NAS device containing the NAS share for which you want to edit the backup set. This displays the NAS shares page. 
  5. Click the NAS share configured with the backup set that you want to edit. This displays the NAS share details page.
  6. Click More Actions > Edit for the backup set you want to edit. The Edit Backup Set window is displayed.

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  7. Under Storage & Backup Content tab, add or edit details based on the field description in the table below and then click Next.
    Field  Description
    Storage You cannot change the storage configured in a backup set.
    All folders Select to back up all the folders of the NAS share.

    Specific folders

     

    Select to add specific folders to back up. 

    Enter specific folder paths in the text box below and click Add. You can add multiple folder paths in this manner. All the paths appear on the window.

    Exclude file types

    Add files and folders that you want to exclude from the NAS share backup.

    By default, Phoenix excludes video files, audio files, executables, and image files. It also excludes a specific set of subfolders from the backup by default.

    • To exclude more file types, enter the file extensions separated by commas under More file extensions to exclude.
    • To exclude specific subfolders, enter the subfolder path under Exclude subfolders and click Add. The exclusion list below displays the subfolder path. 

    Include file types

    Add files and folders that you want to include in the NAS share backup.

    By default, Phoenix includes Office files, PDF files, and HTML files in the backup.

    To include more file types, enter the file extensions separated by commas under More file extensions to include
  8. Change the  Backup policy if required from the list and click Next. You can also use Create New Backup Policy to create and assign a new backup policy. The details of the backup policy that you choose to assign to the backup set are displayed on the Backup Policy tab. See Manage backup policies for information on creating a backup policy.
  9. Assign a NAS proxy to handle the backup and restore from the NAS share.
  10. Click Finish.
  11. If you have assigned a new NAS proxy to the backup set, click More > Edit Share Details and on Edit Share Details window, click Save. This saves share credentials on the proxy. If you have not edited the proxy all throughout this procedure, you can avoid this step.

Disable backup from NAS shares

Disable backup when you want to pause the backups performed by a specific backup set. You can use this feature to prevent backups of corrupt or infected files from the NAS share. Phoenix saves the backup settings and applies them again whenever the backup is enabled for the backup set. 

To disable backup from NAS shares:

  1. Log on to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the All Organizations list, select the organization containing the NAS device with the share configuration that you want to edit.
  3. On the menu bar, click NAS. This lists the NAS devices configured on Phoenix Management Console.
  4. Click the NAS device with the share configuration that you want to edit. This displays a list of NAS shares under the shares tab.
  5. Click the NAS share for which you want to perform edits. This displays the NAS share page which displays the backup status for each backup set assigned to the NAS share.
  6. Click More > Disable Backup against the backup set for which you want to disable backups.

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    The backups for the backup set are disabled until they are enabled again.

Disable backup is a toggle setting and you can follow the same steps to enable the backups.

Delete a backup set

Deleting backup sets is essential when you plan to delete a NAS device or a NAS share from Phoenix Management Console or when you want to move the NAS device or NAS share to a different administrative group. 

When you delete a backup set:

  • The backup policy and the NAS proxy linked with the backup set are detached.
  • The backups occurring through the backup set are stopped.
  • The snapshots backed up using the backup set are deleted.

Before you begin

When you delete a backup set, Phoenix deletes the snapshots created by the backup set. To preserve the snapshots, you can restore the snapshots and then proceed to delete the backup set. 

To delete a backup set:

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the organization containing the NAS device configured with the backup set you want to delete.
  3. On the menu bar, click NAS. This lists the configured NAS devices.
  4. Click the NAS device from which you want to delete the backup set. This displays the NAS shares page.
  5. Click the NAS share assigned with the backup set that you want to delete. This displays the NAS share details with the list of configured backup sets.
  6. Click More Actions > Delete for the backup set you want to delete.

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  7. Click Yes to confirm the action and delete the backup set.