V11 SP8

Performing Block-Level Full Backups

During a full backup, data blocks and file system metadata are backed up, rather than the entire volume. For a list of file systems that support data block backups, refer to Supported File Systems.

For subclients with block-level backups enabled, you can switch to file system backups if your requirements change, but the next backup after the switch is always a full backup.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client > File System > Backup Set.
  2. Right click the Subclient and click Backup.
  3. In the Backup Options dialog box, select Full as backup type and Immediate to run the job immediately.
  4. Click OK.