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Adding a Selective Storage Copy

You can create a Selective storage copy to copy specific full backup jobs from a source copy. The source copy can be either a primary copy or a synchronous copy.

Using a selective copy, you can setup to copy first or last full backup jobs based on automatic time-based selection such as all, weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly full backups.

For example, only the first or last full backup that occurs within the selected week, month, quarter, half-year, or year can be copied.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, expand Policies > Storage policies.

    The Storage Policies page appear.

  2. In the Storage Policies page, click the storage policy for which you want to add a selective storage copy.
  3. In the storage policy page, Click Add in the right end of the page.

    The Add Storage Copy page appears.

  4. In the General page, in the Name box, type the name of the storage copy.
  5. From the Storage Pool list, select a storage pool with which you want to associate the storage copy.
  6. Click the Selective Copy check box.
  7. Select from the Full backups at frequency list, the frequency of full backups that you want to copy.
  8. By default, the Throttle Network is set to 500 megabytes per hour. However, you can select the Throttle Network check box and type the bandwidth limit.
  9. Click Next.
  10. In the Retention page, select from the following options to set the retention for the storage copy:
    1. To retain the data on the storage copy infinitely, select the Infinite check box.
    2. Type the number of days in the Retention n Days box, for which you want to retain the data on the storage copy.
  11. Optional: To set the extended retention rules in the Extended Retention Rules pane, click Add.
    1. To retain the data on the storage copy infinitely, select the Infinite check box, or type the number of days in the Retention box.
    2. Select from the Type list, the frequency of full backups.

      Note: Extended retention rules allow you to define three additional "extended" retention periods for full (or synthetic full) backups.

  12. Click Next.
  13. In the Copy Policy page, in the Backups on and after (mm/dd/yy) box, type a date to select specific backups.

    Note: Backups run on and after the selected dates will be copied during the auxiliary copy operation.

  14. Select the Specific Auxiliary Copy check box and select a storage copy from the list.
  15. Click Save.

Last modified: 3/13/2019 6:30:37 PM