Backing Up Instances

You can back up instances from a subclient or from a backup set (to include all subclients for the backup set). For each subclient, you must add the instances to be backed up in the subclient content.

Before You Begin

  • Decide which type of backup is appropriate. Typically, you can choose either an incremental or full backup type when you install the agent.
  • During backup operations, if a GCP instance is powered off, that instance does not indicate whether it has an external IP address. Therefore, the Commvault software cannot flag the instance as having an external IP address in the backup operation. If you then restore this instance, after the restore operation is complete, you must manually assign an external IP address for the instance using the GCP portal.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > virtualization_client > Virtual Server> instance > backup_set.
  2. Start the backup from the subclient or backup set:
    • From the subclient,right-click the subclient and then click Backup.
    • From the backup set, right-click the backup set and click Backup All Subclients; then click Yes to confirm.
  3. In the Backup Options dialog box, choose the backup type.

    For more information on backup types, see Backup Options.

  4. Optional: To schedule the backup, click Schedule.

    For more information on scheduling, see Scheduling.

  5. Optional:  To further customize the backup operation, click Advanced.
  6. Optional:  To save the current backup options as a script file, click Save as Script.

    For more information, see Save as Script Overview.

  7. Click OK to start the backup job.

You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller. When the backup is complete, the Job Controller displays Completed.

After your backup job is complete, you can view the backup job history. For more information, see Job History.

Last modified: 9/3/2020 8:49:52 PM