Performing Block-Level Full Backups

During a full backup, data blocks and file system metadata are backed up, rather than the entire volume. For a list of file systems that support data block backups, refer to Supported File Systems.

For subclients with block-level backups enabled, you can switch to file system backups if your requirements change, but the next backup after the switch is always a full backup.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client | File System | defaultBackupSet.
  2. Right click the Subclient and click Backup.
  3. In the Backup Options dialog box, select Full as backup type and Immediate to run the job immediately.
  4. Click OK.