Advanced Backup or Archive Options (Data)

You can select advanced backup/archive data options for the operation. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent or enabler for which the information is being displayed.

Follow Mount Points

When selected (default) for Macintosh File System, Unix File System, or Windows File System, specifies that the backup will include both the mount point and the data pointed to from that mount point. For Windows File System, this data is backed up even if it is included in another subclient; therefore, data for this file system can be duplicated in the backup. For all supported file systems, clearing the Follow Mount Points option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box causes the configuration (i.e., the mount point) to be backed up without backing up the data on the mounted volume.

NFS, CIFS, and Samba shares are not included in the default subclient. For more information about backing up NFS-mounted file systems, see Configuring Backups for NFS-Mounted File Systems.

Back up Data in Remote Storage

For Windows file systems, specifies that the backup include the data pointed to in remote storage. By default, the system backs up only the reparse points — pointers to the remotely stored data — and not the data itself. You must select the Backup data in remote storage option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box in order to back up the actual remote storage data.

Back up Files Protected by System File Protection

Specifies the backup is to include those files that are protected by the Windows System File Protection feature. This feature protects shared files that may be overwritten by application installations, such as dynamic link libraries (DLLs). This option is available for any subclient that backs up the System State.

Stop DHCP Service when Backing up System State Data

For Windows file systems, specifies the system stop DHCP services on the client computer when System State data is backed up. This option is provided for cases where you cannot use VSS to back up the System State.

Stop WINS Service when Backing up System State Data

For Windows file systems, specifies the system stop WINS services on the client computer when System State data is backed up. This option is provided for cases where VSS cannot be used to back up the System State.

Include files that do not match with destination copy

Select this option to replicate the new, modified, or missing  files to the destination computer.

Generate data verification after backup completes

Select this option to generate a data verification report after the backup job is completed, to compare files and folders between the source and the destination computers.

SQL Native Backup Compression

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise or later editions of SQL Server specifies that the backup will be compressed by a SQL Server before being backed up. The size of the backup will be smaller than an uncompressed backup of the same data. Typically, compressing a backup will require less device I/O which should increase backup speed significantly. However, CPU usage may increase for compressed backups and you may want to evaluate performance counters. Scheduling the backup during off-peak hours or compressing only low-priority backups may be desirable. When using the SQL Native Backup Compression option, there is no need for deduplication as the data will be compressed with this option and deduplication will not consequently save any more space.

VSS-enabled and SnapProtect backups are not supported backup types for compression.

Create Backup Copy Immediately

Select to create an inline backup copy to start movement of snapshot to media, immediately after the completion of SnapProtect backup job.

Verify Synthetic Full

Specifies to include never-changing files in the next backup when Synthetic Full is selected in the Backup Options dialog box. This is especially useful if you run a conventional full backup only once for a given subclient, and then run incremental (or differential) backups with periodic synthetic full backups after that for an extended period of time. This option is enabled, by default.

Check for Deleted Stubs

Select this option to restore stubs that are moved anywhere within the client.

Partial (Excludes read-only Filegroups)

A partial backup resembles a full database backup, but does not contain all the filegroups. Instead, it contains all the data in the primary filegroup, every read/write filegroup, and any optionally-specified read-only files. Partial backups are useful whenever you want to exclude read-only filegroups. A partial backup of a read-only database contains only the primary filegroup.

Tail-log Backup (database is left in restoring state)

This advanced backup option is only available if the Transaction Log option was selected in the Backup Option dialog box. Specifies to back up the tail of the log and to leave the database in the RESTORING state.

Copy Only

A copy-only backup is an independent backup and does not affect the usual chaining involved in traditional backups. This type of backup can be performed for a special purpose and does not affect the overall backup and restore procedures. It applies to full backups, full Volume Shadow Services (VSS)-enabled backups, and full SnapProtect backups.

After taking a full copy-only backup, log backups cannot be run unless a traditional full backup is present. Differential backups can be run but they cannot be restored unless a traditional full backup exists prior to the differential.

Optimize for Novell SMS-based Fast Backup

Select this option to run a full backup job, which will utilize Novell’s Storage Management Services (SMS) to query the configured subclient content for the data to be backed rather than generating a collect file during the scan phase.

Perform Consistency Check

Select this option to perform a consistency check.

  • Throttle check for 1 second

    Enter the number of I/O operations to complete before a consistency check is performed.

Enable Granular Recovery

Click to perform Granular Recovery. When clicked, allows recovery of Individual files and folders.