Creating a Subclient for Cluster Nodes

Updated

On this page

Subclients contain information about what data is backed up. You can create user-defined subclients to manage and back up specific data files and folders. For example, you can create user-defined subclients for folders and files that change frequently or that require a different backup schedule.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The File servers page appears.

  2. Click the cluster server.

    The file server properties page appears.

  3. Under Subclients, click Add subclient.

    The Add subclient dialog box appears.

  4. Enter the following information:

    • Name: Enter a name for the subclient.

    • Backup set: Select the backup set that you want to add the subclient to.

    • Backup plan: Select the backup plan to use for the subclient, and then specify which content you want to back up.

  5. Optional: Toggle the Define your own content key to the right to specify the content to protect and exclude from backup operations.

  6. On the Content tab, choose the data to include in the backup.

    • To enter paths to items you want to include in backups, in the Enter custom path field, enter a path, and then click the add button.

    • To select items from a file system view of the server, click Browse, and then select the check boxes for the items that you want to include in backups.

    • To use a saved user credentials to access the file system, click Impersonate user, and then select the credential to use.

  7. To add filters to exclude items from backups, in the Exclusions tab, do the following:

    • To enter paths to items you want to exclude from backups, in the Enter custom path field, enter a filter pattern, and then click the add button.

    • To select items from a file system view of the server, click Browse, and then select the check boxes for the items that you want to exclude from backups.

    • To configure how global exceptions are applied to the subclient, from the Include global exception filters list, select one of the following:

      • Use cell level policy (default): Enables or disables the global exceptions for the subclient depending on whether the Use global filters on all subclients option is enabled for the environment.

      • On: Enables the global exceptions for the subclient.

      • Off: Disables the global exceptions for the subclient.

  8. To configure exceptions to the exclusion filters, in the Exceptions tab, do the following:

    • To enter paths to items you want to except from the backup filters (exclusions), in the Enter custom path field, enter a filter pattern, and then click the add button.

    • To select items from a file system view of the server, click Browse, and then select the check boxes for the items that you want to except from the backup filters (exclusions).

  9. Click Save.