Add/Edit Rule

You can define rules to automatically select virtual machines for backup. Use this dialog box to define or edit rules for automatic virtual machine selection. You can define a single rule or a group of rules.


Rule Group

You can use the following options for each rule:

  • (Browse)

    Select this option to select objects such as hosts or storage. Click to browse the inventory and select the required object. 

  • Click this button to add more rules to the rule group

  • Click this button to delete a rule from the rule group.


Use the following operators when defining rules:

  • Equals - Select this operator to include virtual machines.
  • Does Not Equal - Select this operator to exclude virtual machines. You can use this operator only when you are defining more than one rule.

Multiple Rules

When you are defining multiple rules, you can choose how to combine the rules:

  • Match <all> of the following rules

    This option is selected by default when you are defining multiple rules. By default, the AND condition is applied to all rules in the Rule Group.

  • Match <any> of the following rules

    Select this option to apply the OR condition to all rules in the Rule Group.


You can select the following types of objects to define rules:

VM Name/Pattern

Select this option to define a rule based on a display name pattern. Enter the display name of the virtual machine or a pattern using wildcards. For example, type Test* to identify virtual machines for which the virtual machine name begins with "Test".

Cloud Service (Azure Classic)

Enter a name pattern or browse to select a cloud service for Azure Classic.

Resource Group (ARM)

Enter a name pattern or browse to select a resource group for Azure Resource Manager.

Power State

Select the power-on status of the virtual machines to be included:

  • Running: Identify VMs that are powered on.
  • Stopped: Identify VMs that are powered off.

Storage Account (ARM)

Browse to select a storage account for Azure Resource Manager.


Browse to select a region. You can select from the following:

  • Australia East
  • Australia Southeast
  • Brazil South
  • Canada Central
  • Canada East
  • Central India
  • Central East
  • East Asia
  • East US
  • East US 2
  • Japan East
  • Japan West
  • North Central US
  • North Europe
  • South Central US
  • South India
  • Southeast Asia
  • West Europe
  • West India
  • West US


Last modified: 1/17/2019 8:17:51 PM