Putting a MediaAgent into Maintenance Mode

You can put a MediaAgent into maintenance mode so that it does not run backup, restore, or auxiliary copy operations.

When you put a MediaAgent into maintenance mode, if a job is running on the MediaAgent, the job goes into a waiting state until another MediaAgent runs it.

Even in maintenance mode, MediaAgents can perform administrative tasks, such as drive cleaning, on attached devices.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Infrastructure.

    The Infrastructure page appears.

  2. Click the MediaAgent tile.

    The MediaAgents page appears.

  3. Click the MediaAgent that you want to put into maintenance mode.

  4. In the Activity Control section, move the Maintenance mode toggle key to the right.

Controlling the Activities on a MediaAgent