Creating a Subclient to Back Up Journals for Epic EHR Systems


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You can create subclients to manage and back up journals on a frequent schedule.

You must provide pre- and post-backup processes to quiesce and unquiesce the database during backups.

You can perform only full backups of journals.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Applications > Epic EHR Systems.

    The Epic EHR Systems page appears.

  2. Click the server.

    The server page appears.

  3. Under Subclients, on the right of the page, 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.

    • Plan: Select the server plan to use for the subclient

  5. To customize the content for backup, move the Define your own backup content toggle key to the right.

  6. In the Enter custom path field, enter UNIX-style path to the journals, and then click the add button.

  7. In the Backup process settings section, enter the following information:

    • Pre-backup process: Enter the path to the batch file.

    • Post-backup process: Enter the path to the batch file.

      For more information about pre-processes and post-processes, see Pre-Processes and Post-Processes Overview.

  8. Click OK.