Creating an On-Demand Backup Set for the Windows File System Agent

On-demand backups allow content to be specified as an external input when starting a backup. Traditional backups are performed by using subclients, which contain fixed content configured prior to performing the backup operation, whereas on-demand backups allow you to specify content each time you perform a backup.

You cannot use on-demand backup set to perform 1-Touch recovery operations.

Important: After you create an on-demand backup set, you cannot change it to a traditional backup set.

Before You Begin

You must create the following text files to specify where the content is located for on-demand backup sets:


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers> client > File System.
  2. Right-click File System, point to All Tasks, and then click New On Demand Backup Set.
  3. In the New Backup Set Name box, type a name (up to 32 characters), and click OK.
  4. Create a directive file defining the locations of each content file.
  5. Right-click the subclient and click Backup.

    The Backup Options dialog box appears.

  6. In the Select Backup Type area, select Full.
  7. In the Directive File box, click Browse and select the directive file or type the path of the directive file.
  8. In the Job initiation area, define whether the backup job runs immediately or if it will be scheduled.
  9. Optional: To set advanced backup options, click Advanced.
  10. Optional: To run your backup options from a command line interface, click Save As Script.
  11. Click OK.

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