To start protecting your data, you must create a plan.
Before You Begin
Configure storage. For information on configuring storage, see Storage.
From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Plans.
The Plans page appears.
Click Create plan, and then click Server backup.
The Create server backup plan dialog box appears.
In the Plan name box, type the name of the plan.
Under Storage, set the storage options:
To change the storage, in the row for the primary storage, click the action button , and then click Edit.
The Edit storage dialog box appears.
In the Name box, type a unique name for the storage, for example Primary.
From the Storage pool list, select the pool to use.
Optional: In the Retention period box, type the number of days that the software retains the data.
Optional: Under RPO (recovery point objective), update the RPO options:
In the Backup frequency box, specify how often incremental backup jobs are run. You can specify the frequency in number of hours or days. If you specify the frequency in days, then specify the start time for the jobs. The time is according to the time zone of the client.
To enable full backup job, move the Add full backup toggle key to the right.
If you enabled full backup job, specify the frequency at which the system should start the job in Full backup frequency. You can select the frequency to run the job daily, weekly or monthly.
For weekly frequency, specify the days of the week.
For monthly frequency, specify the week and the day of the month.
If you enabled full backup job, specify the time in a day to start the job in Start time. The time is according to the time zone of the client.
To update the backup window for incremental jobs, beside Backup window, click the text, and then in the Edit backup window dialog box, select the days and times when backup jobs will run.
To update the backup window for full backup jobs, beside Full backup window, click the text, and then in the Edit full backup window dialog box, select the days and times when backup jobs will run.
Click Snapshot options, and then specify the following options:
Choose one of the following method for retention of snapshot:
Number of snap recovery points: Type the number of jobs to retain on a snapshot copy.
Retention period: This is the default method of retention. Use this method if you want to specify retention based on a time period.
In the Backup copy frequency box, type an interval to schedule the backup copy.
Note: By default, the backup copy is on and you cannot turn it off when you create a plan. After you create the plan, you can edit it and turn the backup copy off.
The software creates a plan and a storage policy.
When you configure secondary storage, the Commvault software automatically runs an auxiliary copy job every 30 minutes.
What to Do Next
You can assign the plan to subclients.