Advanced Backup or Archive Options (Data)

You can select advanced backup/archive data options for the operation. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent or enabler for which the information is being displayed.

Follow Mount Points

Indicates whether the data in the mount point is included in the backup. This option does not apply to block level backups.

For Windows File System:

  • Data residing in the mount point is backed irrespective of whether the option is selected or not.
  • During a restore operation, when selected, both the mount point and the data is restored.

    When cleared, each of the mount point is restored as a directory.

For UNIX and Macintosh:

  • When selected, both the mount point(s) and the data will be included in the backup (and restore).
  • When cleared, only the mount point(s) will be included in back up (and restore).

NFS, CIFS, and Samba shares are not included in the default subclient. For more information about backing up NFS-mounted file systems, see Configuring Backups for NFS-Mounted File Systems.

Back Up Data in Remote Storage

For Windows file systems, specifies that the backup include the data pointed to in remote storage. By default, the system backs up only the reparse points, pointers to the remotely stored data, and not the data itself. You must select the Backup data in remote storage option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box in order to back up the actual remote storage data.Back Up Files Protected by System File Protection

Specifies the backup is to include those files that are protected by the Windows System File Protection feature. This feature protects shared files that may be overwritten by application installations, such as dynamic link libraries (DLLs). This option is available for any subclient that backs up the System State.Stop DHCP Service when Backing up System State Data

For Windows file systems, specifies the system stop DHCP services on the client computer when System State data is backed up. This option is provided for cases where you cannot use VSS to back up the System State. Stop WINS Service when Backing up System State Data

For Windows file systems, specifies the system stop WINS services on the client computer when System State data is backed up. This option is provided for cases where VSS cannot be used to back up the System State.

Include files that do not match with destination copy

Select this option to replicate the new, modified, or missing  files to the destination computer.

Generate data verification after backup completes

Select this option to generate a data verification report after the backup job is completed, to compare files and folders between the source and the destination computers.

SQL Native Backup Compression

Specifies that the SQL Server compresses the backup before the database is backed up by Commvault.

You may want to schedule the backup during off-peak hours or compress only low-priority backups.


  • SQL Server 2008 Enterprise or later supports backup compression.
  • VSS-enabled and IntelliSnap backups are not supported.

Do not use Native SQL backup compression when using deduplication. To improve the SQL backup performance with deduplication, ensure that the Native SQL backup compression option is disabled.

Create Backup Copy Immediately

Select this option to create an inline backup copy to start the movement of the snapshot to media immediately after the completion of the IntelliSnap backup job.

Verify Synthetic Full

Select this option to include never-changing files in the next Synthetic Full backup. This is useful if you run a conventional full backup only once for a given subclient, and then run incremental (or differential) backups with periodic synthetic full backups after that for an extended period of time.

Check for deleted stubs

Applies to: Upgraded clients that use indexing version 1.

Partial (Excludes read-only Filegroups)

A partial backup resembles a full database backup, but does not contain all the filegroups. Instead, it contains all the data in the primary filegroup, every read/write filegroup, and any optionally-specified read-only files. Partial backups are useful whenever you want to exclude read-only filegroups. A partial backup of a read-only database contains only the primary filegroup.

Tail-log Backup (database is left in restoring state)

This advanced backup option is only available if the Transaction Log option was selected in the Backup Option dialog box. Specifies to back up the tail of the log and to leave the database in the RESTORING state.

Copy Only

A copy-only backup is an independent backup and does not affect the usual chaining involved in traditional backups. This type of backup can be performed for a special purpose and does not affect the overall backup and restore procedures. It applies to full backups, full Volume Shadow Services (VSS)-enabled backups, and full IntelliSnap backups.

After taking a full copy-only backup, log backups cannot be run unless a traditional full backup is present. Differential backups can be run but they cannot be restored unless a traditional full backup exists prior to the differential.

Optimize for Novell SMS-based Fast Backup

Select this option to run a full backup job, which will utilize Novell’s Storage Management Services (SMS) to query the configured subclient content for the data to be backed rather than generating a collect file during the scan phase.

Perform Consistency Check

Select this option to perform a consistency check.

  • Throttle check for 1 second

    Enter the number of I/O operations to complete before a consistency check is performed.

Enable Granular Recovery

Click to perform Granular Recovery. When clicked, allows recovery of Individual files and folders.

Last modified: 9/20/2018 8:35:54 PM