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Backup - OES File System iDataAgent - How To

Table of Contents

Start a Backup

Start a Synthetic Full Backup

Schedule Backups

Start a Backup in the Suspended State

Start a Backup on New Media

Start a Backup that Marks Media Full on Completion

Start a Backup that Reserves Resources Before Scan

Start a Backup with a Set Job Priority

Start a Backup with Vault Tracking Enabled

Start a Backup

Before You Begin

  • Depending on your agent, you can perform the following types of backup operations: Full, Incremental, Differential or Synthetic Full.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers by double-clicking Client Computers | iDA File System | defaultBackupSet. The default and other subclients (if available) are displayed on the right-hand windowpane.
  2. To back up the default subclient, right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select Full, Incremental, Differential or Synthetic Full backup.

    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.

  5. Click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically. Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.
  6. When the backup has completed, the Job Controller displays Completed.

    After running a backup, you may want to verify the backup data. You can do this by viewing the Backup History. For more information, see Backup Job History.

    Notes:

    You can also run backups of the following:

    • For a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • For the Lotus Notes Document iDataAgent, to back up a partition, right-click the partition you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
      For the Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent, to back up a partition, right-click the partition you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to back up all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
      • If you chose a level higher than subclient (that is, backup set, and so on.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
      • Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Synthetic Full Backup

Before You Begin

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers by double-clicking Client Computers | iDA File System | defaultBackupSet. The default and other subclients (if available) are displayed on the right-hand windowpane.
  2. To back up the default subclient, right-click the subclient, and click Backup.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select Synthetic Full backup.
  5. Click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically. Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.
  6. When the backup has completed, the Job Controller displays Completed.

    After running a backup, you may want to verify the backup data. You can do this by viewing the Backup History. For more information, see Backup Job History.

    Notes:

    You can also run synthetic full backups of the following:

    • For a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • For the Lotus Notes Document iDataAgent, to back up a partition, right-click the partition you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
      For the Lotus Notes Database iDataAgent, to back up a partition, right-click the partition you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to back up all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
      • If you chose a level higher than subclient (that is, backup set, and so on.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
      • Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Schedule Backups

You can schedule backups to occur with the following procedure. You will be prompted to create a schedule for the data protection operation after selecting your data protection options.

Before You Begin

  • All Agents
    • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent. Note this does not apply to archive operations.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To schedule a backup operation:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, select one of the following:
    • To back up a subclient, right-click the subclient and click Backup.
    • To back up a backup set or instance, right-click the backup set or instance, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To back up the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For the Notes Document iDataAgent, to back up a partition, right-click the partition you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
      For the Notes Database iDataAgent, to back up a partition, right-click the partition you want to back up, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to back up all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select the type of backup that you want to initiate. In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.   
  4. Click Schedule. Click OK to continue.
  5. From the Schedule Details (Schedule Details) dialog box, create a schedule for this operation. For step-by-step instructions, see Create a Job Schedule. Click OK to continue.
  6. Your backup operation will execute according to the specified schedule.

    Note: Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Backup in the Suspended State

Use the following procedure to start a backup in the suspended state.

Before You Begin

  • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent. Note this does not apply to archive operations.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job with advanced backup options:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Notes iDataAgent, to backup a partition, right-click the partition you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to backup all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select the type of backup that you want to initiate.
    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.
  5. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the Advanced Backup Options (Startup) tab, and select Startup in suspended state and click OK.
  7. From the Backup Options dialog box, click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.
  8. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically.

    Note: Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  9. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

    Note: Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Backup on New Media

Use the following procedure to start a backup on new media.

Before You Begin

  • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent. Note this does not apply to archive operations.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job with advanced backup options:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Notes iDataAgent, to backup a partition, right-click the partition you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to backup all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select the type of backup that you want to initiate.
    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.
  5. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the Advanced Backup Options (Media) tab, and select Start new media and click OK.
    If you would like jobs with other Job IDs to use this new media, also select the Allow other schedule to use media set option.
  7. From the Backup Options dialog box, click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.
  8. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically.

    Note: Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  9. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

    Note: Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Backup that Marks Media Full on Completion

Use the following procedure to start a backup that marks media full on completion.

Before You Begin

  • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent. Note this does not apply to archive operations.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job with advanced backup options:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Notes iDataAgent, to backup a partition, right-click the partition you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to backup all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select the type of backup that you want to initiate.
    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.
  5. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the Advanced Backup Options (Media) tab, and select Mark media full after successful operation and click OK.
  7. From the Backup Options dialog box, click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.
  8. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically.

    Note: Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  9. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

    Note: Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Backup that Reserves Resources Before Scan

Use the following procedure to start a backup that reserves the backup media before the scan phase.

Before You Begin

  • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job with advanced backup options:

  1. select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Notes iDataAgent, to backup a partition, right-click the partition you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For the Microsoft SQL Server iDataAgent, to backup a database, right-click the database you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Database.
    • For the Microsoft SQL Server iDataAgent, to backup up an instance, right-click the instance you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup SQL Server.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to backup all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select the type of backup that you want to initiate.
    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.
  5. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the Advanced Backup Options (Media) tab, and select Reserve Resources before scan and click OK.
  7. From the Backup Options dialog box, click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.
  8. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically.

    Note: Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  9. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

    Note: Starting a backup on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual backup jobs for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their jobs will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Backup with a Set Job Priority

This option allows you to manually set a job priority. This is useful if you have jobs that are very important and must complete, and/or jobs that can be moved to a lower priority. For more information, see Job Priorities and Priority Precedence.

Before You Begin

  • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent. Note this does not apply to archive operations.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job with advanced backup options:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Notes iDataAgent, to backup a partition, right-click the partition you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to backup all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select the type of backup that you want to initiate.
    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.
  5. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the Advanced Backup Options (Startup) tab, and select Change Priority and then enter a value. Click OK to continue.
  7. From the Backup Options dialog box, click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.
  8. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically.

    Note: Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  9. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

    Note: Starting a data protection operation on a backup set, instance or agent level causes the system to start individual data protection operations for each subclient contained therein. If the subclients are associated with the same storage policy, then their operations will run sequentially unless that storage policy is configured to accommodate multiple data streams.

Start a Backup with Vault Tracking Enabled

Use the following procedure to start a backup with Vault Tracking enabled.

For additional information, see Vault Tracker Feature.

Before You Begin

  • Be sure all of the subclients are backed up, or scheduled to be backed up as needed, in order to secure all of the data for the agent.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To start an immediate backup job with advanced backup options:

  1. select one of the following:
    • To backup a subclient, right-click the subclient to want to backup and click Backup.
    • To backup a user-defined backup set or instance, right-click the backup set you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
    • To backup the default backup set, right-click the agent or instance node, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Notes iDataAgent, to backup a partition, right-click the partition you want to backup, click All Tasks, and click Backup Default Backup Set.
    • For Agents that do not have backup set or instance levels, to backup all subclients, right-click the agent icon, click All Tasks, and click Backup All Subclients.
  2. If you chose a level higher than subclient (i.e., backup set, etc.), you are prompted to confirm that you want to back up all the subclients below that level/node. Click Yes.
  3. From the Backup Options dialog box, select Run Immediately.
  4. Select the type of backup that you want to initiate.
    In certain circumstances a non-full backup may automatically be converted to a full backup. For a listing of these circumstances, see When Does A Non-Full Backup Gets Converted To A Full Backup Automatically?.
  5. Click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the Vault Tracking tab, and select the vault tracking options you want to use and click OK
  7. From the Backup Options dialog box, click OK. You can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.
  8. If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically.

    Note: Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  9. When the backup has completed, Job Controller displays Completed.

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