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Backup Sets - OES File System - How To

Table of Contents

Change Default Backup Set or Archive Set Designation

Create Backup Sets or Archive Sets

Configure a Backup Set or an Archive Set

Rename a Backup Set or Archive Set

Delete a User-Defined Backup Set or Archive Set

Change Default Backup Set or Archive Set Designation

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To change the default backup set or archive set designation:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the icon for any supported backup set or archive set that is not currently the default and then click Properties.
  2. From the General tab of the Backup Set/Archive Set Properties dialog box, select the appropriate option to Make this the default backup set or Make this the default archive set.
  3. Click OK to save your settings.

Create Backup Sets or Archive Sets

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To create backup sets/archive sets for the client computer:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, locate the correct client computer node, right-click the iDataAgent, Agent or instancenode (depending on your agent's functionality) for which you want the backup set/archive set created, select All Tasks and then click Create New Backup Set or Create New Archive Set.
  2. For most agents, from the Create New Backup Set or Create New Archive Set dialog box, enter a New Backup Set Name or New Archive Set Name (up to 32 characters) of the backup set/archive set that you want to create.
  3. Where applicable, if you want to designate this backup set/archive set as the default backup set/archive set, select Make this the Default backup set or Make this the Default Archive Set; otherwise, leave the check box cleared.
  4. For most agents, verify that the storage policy copy associated with the default subclient is the storage policy that you want. If you want to select a different storage policy, click the storage policy box and select the one you want from the list. If the agent supports a system-state subclient, repeat this step for that subclient.
  5. Where applicable, if you want to create additional subclients within this backup set/archive set:
    • Click Add.
    • Follow Create a New Subclient procedure.
    • Repeat this step for each additional subclient that you want to define within this backup set/archive set.
    • When all subclients have been added, click OK.
    • A message will advise you to schedule backups for your new backup set. It is recommended that you elect to set a schedule now. You can also associate this backup set/archive set with an All Agent Types schedule policy (which is automatically created by the system, or can be a user-defined Data Protection schedule policy). If you have already associated a schedule policy at a previous level (Agent, Client, or Client Computer Group) the schedules defined in the Schedule Policy will be automatically applied to the new backup set/archive set. See Schedule Policy for more information.

      If you want to associate this backup set/archive set with an All Agent Types schedule policy, click Associate with Generic Schedule Policy, and then select that schedule policy from the drop-down list box. Click OK.

      If you have selected to define a schedule for this backup set/archive set:

      • Click Schedule.
      • If applicable, from the Backup Options dialog box, select the type of backup that you want to schedule.
      • If you want to set Advanced Backup/Archive Options, click Advanced.
      • After selecting the backup type and any advanced options, click OK. The Schedule Details dialog box appears.
      • From the Schedule Details tab, select the scheduling options that you want to apply, then click OK.

      If you don't want to create a backup/archive schedule at this time, click Do Not Schedule, and then click OK.

    The new backup set/archive set is displayed in the CommCell Browser.

Configure a Backup Set or an Archive Set

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To change the configuration of a backup set, archive set:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the backup set or archive set whose configuration you want to change, and then click Properties from the shortcut menu.
  2. From the General tab, change one or more of the following fields as appropriate for your agent:
    • Backup Set Name - The field accepts 32 characters.
    • Archive Set Name - The field accepts 32 characters.
    • Storage Policy for All Log Files
    • User Account
    • Make this the default Backup Set - When selected and committed, this option will make this the default backup set on this client computer.
    • Make this the default Archive Set - When selected and committed, this option will make this the default archive set on this client computer.
    • Check archive bit during backups - Setting which determines the way subclients within the backup set conduct incremental and differential backups (For an explanation of this field, see Selecting the Recursive Scan Method for the Windows File System Agent.)
    • Decompress Data before Backup - Select to have data on compressed volumes decompressed before being sent to the backup media.  See Decompress Data before Backup for more information. (OES File System only.)
  3. If your agent uses the Backup tab, click Edit Rules for the appropriate subclient type. You can elect to have the system automatically convert the type of backup under the listed conditions. Click OK to save your backup rules configuration changes.  Without setting this option, if one of these conditions exists your backup will not take place. Subclient Backup Conversion Rules are defined for default subclients and for SQL Server file/file group subclients.
  4. Click OK.

    Note:
    Exchange Mailbox
    If you disable the auto-discovery feature, newly created mailboxes will not be backed up unless they are manually discovered and assigned to a subclient.

Rename a Backup Set or Archive Set

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To rename a backup set or archive set:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the icon for the appropriate backup set or archive set and then click Properties.
  2. From the General tab of the Backup Set/Archive Set Properties dialog box, type the desired name in the Backup Set or Archive Set field.
  3. If you want to make this renamed backup set/archive set the default backup set/archive set, select the corresponding check box (where applicable).
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

Delete a User-Defined Backup Set or Archive Set

Before You Begin

  • Each agent that utilizes backup sets/archive sets requires the default backup set/archive set in its configuration; therefore, you cannot delete a default backup set/archive set using this procedure. If you want to delete a default backup set/archive set, you must uninstall the agent software that contains it.
  • The system does not allow you to delete a backup set/archive set if one of its subclients is being backed up/archived. Any attempt to delete a backup set/archive set under such a condition causes the deletion to fail. If a data protection operation is in progress, do one of the following:
    • Wait for the data protection job to complete.
    • Kill the data Protection job using the Job Manager.
  • When you delete a backup set/archive set, several actions occur:
    • The backup set/archive set, its corresponding subclients, and any data that may have been backed up/archived from the backup set/archive set are logically deleted. Once the backup set/archive set is deleted, you can no longer access the corresponding data for restore/recovery purposes.
    • All job schedules and job histories that pertain to the subclients of the deleted backup set/archive set are deleted.

Required Permissions: See Permissions and Permitted Actions

To delete a user-defined backup set or archive set:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the user-defined backup set/archive set that you want to delete, select All Tasks and then click Delete.
  2. A confirmation message is displayed, asking if you want to delete the backup set/archive set with all of its subclients. Click Yes to continue the deletion, or click No to cancel the deletion and retain the backup set.
  3. If you clicked Yes in the previous step, then the Enter Confirmation Text dialog will appear, indicating that all the data in the backup set/archive set will be permanently removed. To confirm this action and continue with the deletion, type erase and reuse media in the entry space provided on this dialog. Click OK. The system will delete the selected backup set/archive node, the subclient nodes contained within it, and remove them from the CommCell Browser along with any associated data.

Last modified: 1/18/2018 10:18:20 AM