Step 2: Backup Schedule information
In the Backup Schedule section, enter the following details:
|Select the days on which you want the backups to run
|Start at (Proxy Time zone)
|Enter a short description of the backup policy
The duration after which you want backup operations to stop.
For example, if you set Start at to 9 AM and you set the Backup Window to 2 hours, backups of your NAS shares start at 9 AM and stop at 11 AM, even if they do not complete.
The maximum bandwidth that the NAS proxy can consume while backing up data to Druva.
A scheduled backup job consumes the assigned bandwidth. A manually triggered backup job consumes the available bandwidth on your network.
Note: The maximum bandwidth that a backup job can consume is 2 Gbps (2000 Mbps).
Add Schedule: Use it to create more schedules. Click Add Schedule as many times as the number of schedules you want to create.
Ignore backup window for the first backup: Ignore the backup window for the first backup job. You can disable this option to enforce the backup window for the first backup job. The first backup can exceed the backup window because it needs to scan a large number of files. We recommend keeping this option enabled to ensure that the first backup is successful.
The Remove icon is displayed when you have added more than one schedule.
Step 3: Retention information
In the Retention tab, select the storage tier and enter the duration for which the daily, monthly, weekly, and yearly recovery points should be retained. Click Next.
Notes: Any changes that you make to the existing retention policies will be applied to all the new as well as the existing recovery points.
Storage Tier settings
You can select Warm, Long Term Retention (LTR), or Archive options.
By default, the warm storage tier is selected.
In the Retention tab, enter the duration for which the daily, monthly, weekly, and yearly recovery points should be retained.
Long Term Retention (LTR)
Select Long Term Retention (LTR) for backup sets that need to be retained for a year or longer.
In the Retention tab, enter the duration for which the daily, monthly, weekly, and yearly recovery points should be retained and the value of the Long Term Retention Threshold.
Recovery pointss older than the set threshold value are moved to the cold storage. This lowers the total storage cost for the LTR backup sets.
For more information, see About Long Term Retention, and Enabling Long Term Retention.
Select Archive to move the backup data directly to the cold storage.
In the Retention tab, enter the duration you want to retain the archived data. For example, a retention value of 22 years means that all the recovery points are retained for 22 years.
Archive is used for storing data that is rarely accessed or restored but required to be protected for future reference and compliance purposes. Archive allows you to bypass the warm storage tier and directly backup the data to the cold tier. Data stored in the cold tier incurs up to 50% lower fee.
For more information, see Protect File Server and NAS data in Archive storage tier.
Enable Data Lock
You enable the Data Lock for the backup policy. Data Lock prevents your backup recovery points from accidental or malicious deletion or modification. For more information about Data Lock, refer to Data Lock for preventing malicious or accidental deletion of recovery points.
Note: Once you apply Data Lock to the backup policy, you cannot:
- Disable Data Lock.
- Delete the recovery points, backup sets, and backup policy.
- Edit the retention period in the backup policy.
- Associate another backup policy to the Data Lock-enabled backup set.