Performing a Block-Level Full Backup for PostgreSQL Databases

When you perform a block-level full instance backup, the entire volume where the PostgreSQL data directory is mounted is backed up, irrespective of the files available on the volume.

For subclients with block-level backups enabled, you can switch to traditional backups if your requirements change, but the next backup after the switch is always a full backup.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > Client > PostgreSQL > Instance > FSBasedBackupSet.
  2. Right-click the subclient that you have configured for performing a block-level backup, and click Backup.
  3. In the Backup Options dialog box, select Full as the backup type.
  4. In the Job Initiation section, choose whether to run the backup job immediately or schedule it.
  5. Click OK.


  • The Job Controller displays the full backup job as Snap Backup. After the full backup job is complete, log backup job starts automatically.

    You can view detailed information about a backup job, such as the objects that were backed up or the backup option used. For more information, see View Details of a Block-Level Backup Job.

  • To move snap to media, perform a backup copy operation. For more information, see Backup Copy for IntelliSnap Backup.

Last modified: 8/9/2018 5:44:16 AM