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You create plans to protect your data. In the plan you define what to back up, where to back up your data, and how often to run the backup job. You can create base plans that can be used as templates to create derived plans.

There are plan types that include the data protection parameters that apply to the type of data you want to protect.

Plan type

Applies to

Data Classification



End-user devices such as laptops

Exchange Plans

Exchange Mailbox


Database agents

File System agents

Exchange applications

IntelliSnap backups

Virtualization (streaming): All hypervisors

Office 365

For information about using Office 365 plan, see the documentation for the Office 365 product that you want to back up.

For example, for information about using an Office 365 plan for Exchange Online, see Create an Office 365 Plan for Exchange Online.


To create plans, users must have the following security permissions. For information about creating users and user groups and assigning permissions, see Users and User Groups.

Plans are used in the Command Center to define the information to back up and how often to perform the backup.



Associated CommCell Entities

Create a plan.

Create Plan


Edit a plan.

Edit Plan

The entity using the plan.

Delete a plan.

Delete Plan

The entity using the plan.

Add a plan to or remove a plan from an entity.

Edit Plan Associations

The entity using the plan.

Note: In a multi-tenant environment, tenant administrators can create and edit plans in a rented dedicated storage configuration. For more information on storage configurations, see Storage Configurations for Companies.