Managing Subclients for the Active Directory Applications


Subclients contain information about what objects or attributes are backed up. You can create a user-defined subclient to manage and back up specific objects or attributes.

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have a plan to assign to the subclient. Plans contain information about how often the software backs up the data and the storage target. For more information, see Plans.


You can add a subclient on the agent details page or the backup set details page. You can edit the subclient content on the subclient details page.

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Active Directory.

    The Active Directory page appears.

  2. In the Name column, click the Active Directory server.

    The server properties page appears.

  3. The default subclient appears on the bottom of the page. To create a new subclient, in the right bottom of the page click Add subclient.

    The Add Subclient dialog box appears.

  4. In the Subclient name box, type the subclient name.

  5. From the Plan list, select the plan that the software uses to protect the data.

  6. Click Add content.

    The Add content dialog box appears.

  7. Select the objects and organizational unit that you wish to back up, and then click Add.

  8. Click Save.

  9. To edit an existing subclient, click the action button , and then click Manage.

    The Manage dialog box appears.

  10. To view the plan, storage, schedules, and alerts for the subclient, click Manage plan.

  11. To add or remove objects, click Manage content.


The software adds the subclient and you can perform backup and restore operations on the subclient. If you assigned a plan to the subclient, the software automatically backs up the subclient according to the schedule on the plan.