Creating an On-Demand Backup Set for the Windows File System Agent
On-demand backups allow content to be specified as an external input when starting a backup. Traditional backups are performed by using subclients, which contain fixed content configured prior to performing the backup operation, whereas on-demand backups allow you to specify content each time you perform a backup.
Important: After you create an on-demand backup set, you cannot change it to a traditional backup set.
Before You Begin
You must create the following text files to specify where the content is located for on-demand backup sets:
- A content file, which is a text file that defines the location of the data that you want to back up.
For information on the format of a content file, see Content File Format for On-Demand Backups.For information on including files and folders with Unicode names in the Content file, see Adding Files and Folders with Unicode Characters to Content Files.
For information on configuring the content file to exclude duplicate file names, see Configuring Content File to Exclude Duplicate Entries.
- A directive file, which is a text file that defines where each content file is located. Only one directive file is needed for a single on-demand backup.
Directive file entries must be in the following format:
- From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > File System.
- Right-click File System, point to All Tasks, and then click New On Demand Backup Set.
- In the New Backup Set Name box, type a name (up to 32 characters), and click OK.
- Create a directive file defining the locations of each content File.
What to Do Next
You must perform a backup of the on-demand backup set. For instructions, see Performing Backups for the Windows File System Subclients.