Backup - Windows File System iDataAgent

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Perform a Backup

Once a subclient is created and a storage policy is configured, you are ready to perform your first backup.

The following section provides step-by-step instructions for performing your first backup:

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

    Right-click the subclient and click Backup.

  2. Click Full as backup type and then click Immediate.

    Click OK.

  3. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.

  4. If you are unable to view the job controller window, click Job Controller from the toolbar.

  5. Once the job is complete, view the job details from the Backup History. Right-click the Subclient and select Backup History.

  6. Click OK.

  7. You can right-click the job and view the following details:
    • Items that failed during the job
    • Details of the job
    • Events of the job
    • Log files of the job
    • Media associated with the job

What Gets Backed Up

Component

What Gets Backed Up

File System File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems

New Technology File Systems (NTFS)

Transactional File Systems

Distributed File System (DFS) data

Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

Resilient File System (ReFS) on Windows Server 2012

USB drives that are fixed disks

File System Elements Universal Naming Convention (UNC) Paths

Mount Points

Encrypted files

Compressed Data

Shared Volumes

Share with Macintosh data

Single Instance Storage

Remote Storage Service

System State

System State is backed up automatically for the default subclient. For more information on how to enable System State on user-defined subclients, see Configuring System State Backups.

System File Protection catalog and files

Performance monitor configuration files

Active Directory

Registry

Quotas

SYSVOL (if this is a domain controller)

Certificate Services database (if this is a certificate server)

Cluster database (if this server is part of a cluster)

COM+ database

Terminal Server Licensing database

RSM database

WMI database

DHCP

WINS

IIS

UDDI (only with Windows Server 2003 using VSS)

Disk quota information

Event logs

Content Indexing catalogs

Network Policy Server (NPS)

1-Touch Component

Lync Server
  • Lync data and settings - You must enable the OCS backup and configure a subclient for Lync Server. For more information, refer to Configuring Backup of Communication Server.
  • Lync Metadata - Use SQL Server iDataAgent to backup the OCS Metadata.
Office Communication Server (OCS)

You must enable the OCS backup and configure a subclient for OCS. For more information, refer to Configuring Backup of Communication Server.

  • OCS Data
  • OCS Settings
  • OCS Metadata - Use SQL Server iDataAgent to backup the OCS Metadata.

What Does Not Get Backed Up

Component

What Does Not Get Backed Up

File System
  • Locked Files - Files that are locked by applications or system programs while they are in use.
  • Thumb drives
System State Offline files will not get backed up if the client computer has UEFI.
Web Server on Windows Server 2012 Data from the Web Server will not get backed up.