Backup/Archive Options

Use this dialog box to schedule or immediately run a backup/archive job. 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 for which the information is being displayed.

Select Database Backup Type


Specifies the job as a Full backup, which backs up all data for the selected subclient(s).


Specifies the job as a Differential backup, which backs up only that portion of the data that is new or has changed since the last full backup.

  • Transaction Log

Specifies the job as a transaction log backup. This will back up the transaction log, providing point-in-time restore functionality.

Do not truncate log

Specifies the operation will back up the transaction log in situations where the database is damaged or has not been recovered.

Job Initiation

  • Immediate

    Specifies that this job will run immediately.

  • Schedule

Specifies that this job will be scheduled. Click Configure to specify the schedule details.Configure Alert

  • Alert

    The currently configured Alert.

  • Add/Modify Alert

    When clicked, opens the Alert Wizard to configure alerts for this operation.

  • Delete Alert

    When clicked, deletes any existing alerts that are already configured.


Click to select advanced backup/archive options, such as Start Log After Successful Backup, Partial (Excludes read-only Filegroups), and Tail-log Backup.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as needed.

For more information on backups performed from the command line, see:

Last modified: 10/13/2017 12:12:06 PM