Backup/Archive Options

Use this dialog box to schedule or immediately run a backup/archive job. 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 for which the information is being displayed.

Select Backup Type

  • Full

    Specifies the job as a Full backup, which backs up all data for the selected subclient(s).

  • Incremental

    Specifies the job as an Incremental backup, which backs up only that portion of the data that is new or has changed since the last backup.

    • Transaction Log

      Specifies the job as a transaction log backup. This will back up the transaction log, providing point-in-time restore functionality.

      Do not truncate log

      Specifies the operation will back up the transaction log in situations where the database is damaged or has not been recovered.

      Skip full after log backup

      Specifies that a full backup will be skipped after a transaction log backup has taken place.

      For the Oracle, DB2, Informix, and SAP for Oracle iDataAgents, Incremental backup works like Differential backups described in the online documentation.

    • Level

      Specifies the level of incremental backup for Oracle backups. Valid values are from 1 to 4.

    • Cumulative

      Specifies a Cumulative Incremental backup at level 1 to 4 for Oracle backups. When cleared, the system performs a non-cumulative backup.

  • Differential

    Specifies the job as a Differential backup, which backs up only that portion of the data that is new or has changed since the last full backup.

    Delta

    Specifies the job as a delta backup, which backs up all data that is new or has changed since the last backup for the selected subclient.

  • Pre-Selected Backup Type

    Specifies the job as either an Incremental or Differential backup, as determined during installation or later through client configuration. An Incremental backup backs up all data that is new or has changed since the last backup for the selected subclient. A Differential backup backs up all data that is new or has changed since the last Full backup for the selected subclient.

  • Synthetic Full

    Specifies the job as a Synthetic Full backup, which creates a Full backup from existing backup data for the selected subclient or backup set (if applicable). The Synthetic Full backup consolidates the backup data; it does not actually back up data from the client computer.

    If applicable for your agent, the Verify Synthetic Full option in the Advanced Backup Options dialog box will include never-changing files in the next backup. This option is enabled by default.

    Run Incremental Backup

    Specifies the options for running an Incremental backup either immediately before a Synthetic Full backup or immediately after a successfully completed Synthetic Full backup when selected. When cleared, an Incremental backup is not automatically run either immediately before or after the Synthetic Full backup.

    • Before Synthetic Full: Specifies the operation will back up any data that is new or changed since the previous backup in order to have it included as part of the Synthetic Full backup.
    • After Synthetic Full: Specifies the operation will back up any data that is new or changed since the backup that occurred prior to the Synthetic Full backup.

Job Initiation

  • Immediate

    Specifies that this job will run immediately.

  • Schedule

    Specifies that this job will be scheduled. Click Configure to specify the schedule details.

Configure Alert

  • Alert

    The currently configured Alert.

  • Add/Modify Alert

    When clicked, opens the Alert Wizard to configure alerts for this operation.

  • Delete Alert

    When clicked, deletes any existing alerts that are already configured.

Directive File

Use this space to specify the Directive File to be used when running On Demand Data Protection operations. For NAS NDMP iDataAgents and the File Archiver for Windows Agents, you will specify a Content file instead of a Directive File.

  • Browse

    When clicked, opens a window in which you can browse to and select the Directive File (or Content File for NAS NDMP iDataAgents and the File Archiver for Windows Agents).

Description

Use this field to enter a description about the entity. This description can include information about the entity's content, cautionary notes, etc.

Advanced

Click to select advanced backup/archive options, such as create a new index, start new media, and mark media as full.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

For more information on backups performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface documentation.