To specify how you want to back up your data, create a server plan.
Before You Begin
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.
The Add backup destination dialog box appears.
In Name, enter a name for the backup destination.
From the Storage list, select the storage to use for the backups.
If you selected storage that uses Distributed Storages, the Optimize for instant clone toggle key appears.
By default, this setting is turned on to allow the associated Distributed Storage to optimize backups for clones, using Copy Data Management. To turn off the setting, move the Optimize for instant clone toggle key to the left.
The setting does not apply to Hyperscale solutions that use Distributed Storage.
For Retention period, enter the amount of time to retain the backups.
To specify additional backups, such as weekly full backups, move the Extended retention rules toggle key to the right, and then add rules.
Dates and times that you enter in this section are based on the time zone of the client.
For Backup frequency, specify how often and when to run incremental backups.
To run full backups, move the Add full backup toggle key to the right, and then specify how often and when to run full backups.
For Backup window, specify when you want incremental backups to run.
For Full backup window, specify when you want full backups to run.
Folders to back up
To back up only some content, in Content to back up, enter the content to back up.
By default, all content is backed up.
To exclude folders or files from the backup, in Exclude - files/folders/patterns, enter the content to exclude.
Specify whether to include the system state in backups:
To include the system state in all backups, select the Back up system state check box.
To include the system state only in full backups, select the Back up system state check box and the Only with full backup check box.
To use VSS (Volume Snapshot Service, also called Shadow Copy) to back up the system state, select the Use VSS for system state check box.
Specify how to retain snapshots:
To specify a number of jobs to retain on a snapshot copy, select Number of snap recovery points, and then enter the number of jobs to retain.
To specify a retention period, select Retention period, and then enter the amount of time to retain the jobs.
If you don't want to create backup copies, move the Enable backup copy toggle key to the left to turn it off.
For Backup copy frequency, enter how often to run backup copy jobs.
For Log backup RPO, enter how often to run log backups.
To use the disk cache of the logs to the MediaAgent for backups, do the following:
Move the Use disk cache for log backups toggle key to the right.
For Commit every, enter how often to commit the logs to the CommServe computer.
Disk caching of database logs applies to the following agents: Informix, Microsoft SQL Server on Windows, Oracle, Oracle RAC, and SAP HANA.
To allow the derived plans that use this server plan as the base plan to override the settings, under Override restrictions, select the Allow plan to be overridden check box, and then select one of the following options for Storage pool, RPO, and Folders to backup:
Override required: Plans derived from this base plan do not inherit the base plan values.
Override optional: Plans derived from this base plan can either inherit the base plan values or have different values.
Override not allowed: Plans derived from this base plan must inherit the base plan values.
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 server plan to CommCell entities such as apps and subclients.