SnapProtect - Backup - Windows File System iDataAgent

Perform a Backup

Once the 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. In the Backup Options for Subclient , click Full as backup type, click Immediate and then click OK.
  3. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.

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

  5. Click OK.

  6. 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


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

Resilient File System (ReFS) on Windows Server 2012

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

What Does Not Get Backed Up


What Does Not Get Backed Up

File System Locked Files - Files that are locked by applications or system programs while they are in use.
Office Communication Server (OCS) OCS data and settings will not get backed up.
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.
System State System State will not get backed up.
Web Server on Windows Server 2012 Data from the Web Server will not get backed up.