Adding a Selective Storage Copy


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You can create a selective storage copy for a plan.

In a Selective storage copy, specific full backup jobs are copied from a source copy. The source copy can be either a primary copy or a secondary copy. Using a selective copy, you can setup to copy first or last full backup jobs based on automatic time-based selection such as all, weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly full backups. For example, only the first or last full backup that occurs within the selected week, month, quarter, half-year, or year can be copied.

An auxiliary copy operation must be performed to replicate the data to the secondary copy.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Plans.

    The Plans page appears.

  2. From the Plans list, click the plan that you want to add a storage copy.

    The Overview tab of the plan appears.

  3. In the Backup destinations tile, click Add, and then click Copy.

    The Add Copy page appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter a name for the storage copy.

  5. From the Storage Pool list, click the storage pool that you want to use for the storage copy.

  6. From the Backups to copy list, select an appropriate option.

    For options with time frequency, the software copies the first full backup job in the selected time frequency.

  7. In the Retention boxes, set the retention for the data.

  8. Click Save.


The newly defined storage copy appears in the Backup destinations tile.