Committing a Backup Job in the Job Controller

You can commit a backup job to interrupt the job and to preserve any data that is already backed up when you interrupt the job. The preserved backup data can be browsed for restores. The remaining uncommitted data is backed up when you perform an incremental backup. Files marked as Failed for the original backup job are included in the incremental backup job.

For file system and laptop backup jobs, backed up data can be automatically committed by the Job Manager. For more information, see Setting the Total Running Time for Jobs.

You can commit the following types of backup jobs:

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You can commit a backup job when the job is active, suspended, pending, or waiting.


  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Job Controller.

    The Job Controller window is displayed.

  2. Right-click a backup job and click Commit.

    Note: After backup jobs are committed, the job progress bar for a subsequent backup may not show the actual progress.

  3. To complete the commit request, click Yes.


  • The backup job status changes to Interrupt Pending for a few moments while the operation is completed.
  • After the operation is complete, the job status changes to Committed.