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Backup Sets

A backup set is a place for files and/or folders of your backed-up data. This feature allows the user to select files individually or an entire folder to backup. It is also used to delete backup set/s.

To create or modify a backup set, follow the instructions on Chapter 8 Create a Backup Set

Settings

Below is the list of configurable items under Backup Sets:

  • General
  • Source
  • Backup Schedule
  • Destination
  • In-File Delta
  • Retention Policy
  • Command Line Tool
  • Reminder
  • Bandwidth Control
  • Others

1). General

This allows the user to modify the name of the backup set and the windows user authentication credentials.

To modify the backup set name, follow the instructions below:

1. Enter the new backup set name in the Name field.

2. Click the [Save] button to save the new backup set name.

To modify the Windows User Authentication credentials, follow the instructions below:

1. Enter the new Domain Name / Host Name.

2. Enter the new User name.

3. Enter the new password.

4. Click the [Save] button to save the new settings.

2). Source

This allows the user to select the files and/or folders that they would like to backup.

3). Backup Schedule

This allows the user to assign a backup schedule for the backup job to run automatically.

4). Continuous Backup

This allows the user to enable or disable the continuous backup feature which backs up selective data whenever a change is made.

To configure continuous backup, follow the instructions below:

i. Slide the lever to the right to enable continuous backup.

ii. Check whether to exclude or include system files in the backup.

iii. Select how often backup will run.

iv. Select the file size of the files that will be included in the backup.

v. If an exclude filter will be used, click the [+] button.

vi. Configure the exclude filter that will be used. For more information regarding the exclude filter please refer to the CloudBacko Go Backup Source Filter Guide

vii. Click [OK] to save the exclude filter.

viii. Click [Save] to save the settings.

5). Destination

This allows the user to view the current backup mode and existing storage destinations. It also allows additional storage destinations to be added.

6). In-File Delta

This allows the user to select from the drop-down list: Differential or Incremental backup. Click the Show advanced settings to view the advance configurations of the in-file delta settings.

To configure the in-file delta settings, follow the instructions below:

i. Slide the lever to the right to enable the In-File Delta.

ii. Select the type, whether Incremental or Differential.

  • Incremental – delta is generated by comparing with the last uploaded full or delta file. This type uses the least bandwidth and is smaller in size. For restoration, the full file and all delta chains up to the required point-in-time are required to be restored and merged.
  • Differential – delta is generated by comparing the last uploaded full file only. This type will use more bandwidth and grow daily. For restoration, the full file and only a single delta is required to be restored and merged.

iii. Click [Show advanced settings] if you want to configure the advanced settings.

iv. Select the In-File Delta block size.

v. Select the file size where it will be applied.

vi. Check to determine when the full file will be uploaded.

vii. Select the day of the week when default type will be overridden.

viii. Select the month, week and day when default type will be overridden.

7). Retention Policy

This allows the user to retain the deleted files based on the selected retention type policy.

To configure the retention policy, follow the instructions below:

1. Select how to retain the files, whether Simple or Advanced.

  • For Simple, select how many days or jobs the deleted files will be kept.

  • For Advanced, configure according to your preferred settings.

a. Click the [+] button to add a retention policy.

b. Specify the Name.

c. Select the Type.

  • Daily – select the number of days

  • Weekly – select the day and number of weeks

  • Monthly – select the day or combination of day and week in a month and number of months

  • Quarterly – select the day or combination of day and week in a month, months of quarter and number of quarters

  • Yearly – select the month, day in a month or combination of day and week in a month or week and day in a month and number of years

  • Custom – select the month, day in a month or combination of day and week in a month or week and day in a month and year

d. Click [OK] to save the retention policy.

2. Click the [Save] button to save the settings.

8). Command Line Tool

This allows the user to configure pre-backup or post backup command which can be; an operating system level command, a script or batch file, or third-party utilities to run before and after a backup job.

For example: connecting to a network drive and disconnecting a network drive, stopping a third-party database (not officially supported by Ahsay) to perform a cold backup and restarting a third-party database after the backup.

To add a pre-backup command, follow the instructions below:

i. Click the [+] sign or add button.

ii. Complete the following fields:

  • Name
  • Working Directory
  • Command

iii. Click the [Change] button to select the working directory.

iv. Click the [OK] button to save the settings.

To add a post-backup command, follow the instructions below:

i. Click the [+] sign or add button.

ii. Complete the following fields:

  • Name
  • Working Directory
  • Command

iii. Click the [Change] button to select the working directory.

iv. Click the [OK] button to save the settings.

9). Reminder

This allows the user to set a reminder if there is an upcoming backup to be performed during Windows log off or shut down.

10). Bandwidth Control

This allows the user to limit the amount of bandwidth used by backup traffic between specified times. There are two modes in assigning a bandwidth control.

  • Independent – each backup and restore has its assigned bandwidth
  • Share – all backup and restore share the same assigned bandwidth

Note: Share mode does not support performing of backup jobs on multiple destinations concurrently.

To enable, choose a mode and add a bandwidth control, follow the instructions below:

i. Slide the lever to the right to enable bandwidth control.

ii. Select a mode: Independent or Share

iii. Click the [+] sign or add button.

iv. Complete the following fields:

  • Name
  • Type
  • Maximum transfer rate

v. Click [OK] to save the settings.

11). Others

This allows the user to configure the following backup set settings:

  • Temporary Directory
  • Follow Link
  • Volume Shadow Copy
  • File Premissions
  • OpenDirect
  • Compressions
  • Encryption

11.1). Temporary Directory

This allows the user to configure the temporary directory of spooled files, remote file list and other temporary backup files.

To configure the temporary directory, follow the instructions below:

i. Click the [Change] button to select a directory path for storing the temporary data.

ii. You also have an option to check or uncheck the [Remove temporary files after backup].

iii. Click the [Save] button to save the settings.

This allows the user to enable or disable the follow link which defines whether to include the NTFS junction point or symbolic link as well as the directories and files it links to will be included during backup.

i. Slide the lever to the right to turn on the Follow Link option. Otherwise, slide to the left to turn it off.

ii. Click the [Save] button to save the settings.

11.3). Volume Shadow Copy

This allows the user to enable or disable the backup of local files that are exclusively opened during the backup process. This is only applicable to file backup set.

1. Slide the lever to the right to turn on the Volume Shadow Copy option. Otherwise, slide to the left to turn it off.

2. Click the [Save] button to save the settings.

11.4). File Permissions

This allows the user to enable or disable the backup file permission which backups the operating system file permission of the data selected as backup source.

1. Slide the lever to the right to turn on the File Permissions option. Otherwise, slide to the left to turn it off.

2. Click the [Save] button to save the settings.

11.5). OpenDirect

The OpenDirect feature allows for fast and convenient restoration of individual files from a large image file or compressed file without the need to restore the image or compressed file first.

Note: The OpenDirect feature can only be configured during backup set creation process. Once it is enabled and the backup set is saved, it is not possible to disable it afterwards, and vice versa. A new backup set must be created if you wish to change the OpenDirect setting.

11.6). Compressions

This allows the user to compress the data during backup job. There are three (3) compression types available:

  • No Compression
  • Normal
  • Fast (Compressed size larger than normal)

To configure the compression, follow the instructions below:

i. Click the drop-down list and select a compression type.

ii. Click the [Save] button to save the settings.

11.7). Encryption

This allows the user to view the current encryption settings.

public/feature/backup-sets/home.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/10 11:57 by ronnie.chan