Creating a Backup Window

By default, backup operations in the Admin Console run for 24 hours without restriction. To prevent operations from running during certain time periods, define a backup window. When backup windows are configured, operations that would start within the operation window go into a queued (as opposed to pending) state. After the backup window ends, the queued operations resume automatically.

Note: If you have backup windows defined at the plan level, the plan backup windows and the global backup windows are combined. For example, if a plan backup window prevents backups from running on Thursday and the global backup window prevents backups from running on Sunday, backup jobs run for that plan will be prevented from running on both Thursday and Sunday.


  1. From the navigation pane, expand Administration > Operations, and then click Backup window.

    The Backup window page appears.

  2. Click Add rule.

    The Operation rule dialog box appears.

  3. Enter the operation rule.
  4. Click Save.

Last modified: 3/28/2019 7:54:49 PM