Backup Copy - SnapProtect for UNIX File System

Backup Copy Operations

A backup copy operation provides the capability to copy snapshots of the data to any media. It is useful for creating additional standby copies of data and can be performed during the SnapProtect backup or at a later time. Note that if primary snap copy is configured as Spool copy (copy with no retention rules) then the snapshots will be automatically deleted after the backup copy operation completes successfully.

Inline Backup Copy

Backup copy operations performed during the SnapProtect backup job are known as inline backup copy. You can perform inline backup copy operations for primary snapshot copies and not for secondary snapshot copies. If a previously selected snapshot has not been copied to media, the current SnapProtect job will complete without creating the backup copy and you will need to create an offline backup copy for the current backup.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | File System | defaultBackupSet.

    Right-click the default subclient and click Backup.

    Click Advanced.

  1. From the Advanced Backup Options dialog box, select Create Backup Copy immediately check box to create a backup copy.

    Click OK.

  1. You can track the progress of the Inline Backup Copy job from the Job Controller window.

    When job is initiated, two separate jobs (i.e., Snap Copy job and Backup Copy job) will be displayed in the Job Controller window.

Offline Backup Copy

Backup copy operations performed independent of the SnapProtect backup job are known as offline backup copy.

Use the following steps to run offline backup copy.

  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.

    Right-click the <storage policy> and click Properties.

    Click the Snapshot tab.

    Under Snapshot Management Rules, make sure that Enable Backup Copy is selected.

    Click OK.

  2. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.

    Right-click the <storage policy> and click All Tasks | Run Backup Copy.

  3. Select Start new media to copy the data to a different tape.

    Select Mark media full on Success to mark the media that is used for this operation after the snapshot copy operation has successfully completed.

    Click OK.