Subclient Properties (General)

Use this dialog box to manage the File System Subclient properties.

Client Name

Displays the name of the Client computer to which this subclient belongs.

Billing Department

Displays the name of the billing department, when the subclient is associated with a billing department.

iDataAgent

Displays the name of the iDataAgent to which this subclient belongs.

Backup Set

Displays the name of the Backup Set to which this subclient belongs.

Subclient Name

Displays the name of this Subclient.

You can use this space to enter or modify the name of the subclient.

Use VSS options

Select one of the following options to specify which files you want to backup using VSS.

  • Use VSS for all files

    Select this option to use a software snapshot to perform the backup.

    A software snapshot creation may fail if the VSS service is unavailable or it is unable to quiesce a volume. Select one of the following options to control the actions in such scenario:

    • Fail the job

      If you select this option the backup job will fail and not continue in the case where the software is unable to create the snapshot. Use this option, if you want to perform the backup using only the software snapshot.

    • Continue and reset access time

      If you select this option, the File System iDataAgent will perform the backup from the live volume . After backing up the file, the access time will be reset back to its original time before the backup occurred. Use this option, if you are archiving files based on access time. Note that resetting the access time may slow down the backup operation.

    • Continue and do not reset access time

      This is the default option. The File System iDataAgent will perform the backup from the live volume. After backing up the file, the access time will NOT be reset back to its original time. Use this option, if you are NOT archiving files based on access time.

  • For locked files only

    Select this option to use a software snapshot to perform the backup of locked files. Some applications and system programs lock certain files while in use (open). If you do not select this option, files that are locked are skipped during the backup job.

  • Backup from Live Volume

    This is the default option. By default, the Windows File System iDataAgent will perform the backup from the live volume and not from the Snapshot of the volume.

Description

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