Backup 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. Full backup operations back up all data for the selected subclients.


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


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.

  • Synthetic Full

Specifies the job as a Synthetic Full backup, which creates a Full backup from existing backup data for the selected subclient or backup set (if applicable). The Synthetic Full backup consolidates the backup data; it does not actually back up data from the client computer.

If applicable for your agent, the Verify Synthetic Full option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box will include never-changing files in the next backup. This option is enabled by default.

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 options.

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.

For more information on backups performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for Windows File System iDataAgent.


Last modified: 4/4/2019 11:24:51 AM