Adding Plans for Your Service Catalog (Self-Service Deployments)

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Create a server backup plan for each level of service. As part of the configuration for a server backup plan, you can add one or more backup destinations.

The following table shows examples of values to enter for each type of plan:

Plan name

Primary Backup destination > Name

Primary Backup destination > Storage

Primary Backup destination > Retention period

Secondary Backup destination > Name

Secondary Backup destination > Storage

Secondary Backup destination > Retention period

Backup frequency

1_Essential

Primary

Primary-Site1

30 days

not applicable

not applicable

not applicable

24 hours

2_Standard

Primary

Primary-Site1

30 days

not applicable

not applicable

not applicable

24 hours

3_Premium

Primary

Primary-Site1

15 days

Secondary

Secondary-Site2

30 days

8 hours

4_Standard + Offsite LTR 1 year

Primary

Primary-Site1

30 days

Secondary

Secondary-Site2

30 days

24 hours

Long Term

LTR-Site3

1 year

Yearly full backups

5_Premium + Offsite LTR 1 year

Primary

Primary-Site1

15 days

Secondary

Secondary-Site2

30 days

8 hours

Long Term

LTR-Site3

1 year

Monthly full backups

6_Premium + Offsite LTR

Primary

Primary-Site1

15 days

Secondary

Secondary-Site2

30 days

8 hours

Long Term

LTR-Site3

7 years

Yearly full backups

Before You Begin

  • Define storage that can be used for each backup destination.

Procedure

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

    The Plans page appears.

  2. Click Create plan, and then click Server backup.

    The Create server backup plan dialog box appears.

  3. In the Plan name box, enter the name of the plan.

  4. Under Storage, set the storage options:

    1. 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.

      1. In the Name box, enter a unique name for the storage.

      2. From the Storage pool list, select the pool to use.

      3. In the Retention period box, enter the number of days that the software retains the data.

      4. Click Save.

    2. To configure an auxiliary copy, click Add.

      The Add Storage dialog box appears.

      1. In the Name box, enter a unique name for the storage.

      2. From the Storage pool list, select the pool to use.

      3. In the Retention period box, enter the number of days that the software retains the data.

      4. Click Save.

    3. To configure long term retention for a backup destination, slide the Extended retention rules toggle switch to the right, and then select the backup type and retention period.

  5. Under RPO (recovery point objective), update the RPO options:

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  6. Click Save.

Creating a Server Plan