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CAUTION: If applying a protection schedule to an operating system volume, always include the boot volumes in that schedule (SRP or EFI with Recovery partitions), or when trying to restore the operating system, it will not boot.
Modify Protection Schedule in the Protect Machine Wizard
- When protecting or re-protecting a machine, if you choose Advanced (show optional steps), you will be able to apply a custom protection schedule with limited options. Otherwise default protection schedule of hourly snapshots will be applied to all volumes.
- Volumes: Choose which volumes to protect and apply a protection schedule too.
- NOTE: You cannot apply separate protection schedules to separate volumes in the Protect Machine Wizard. This can be done Protection Schedule dialogue box scribed in the next section.
- The existing periods displayed can be modified. Editable fields include a start time, end time, and interval.
- To create a peak and off-peak period for weekdays, change the time range of the weekday period so that it does not include a 24-hour period, set an optimal interval for the peak range, select Take snapshots for the remaining time, and then set an off-peak interval.
- Daily protection time: Set a single time of day for a single backup to occur daily.
- Continue with the Protect Machine Wizard.
Modify Protection Schedule on the Summary tab of an Agent
- Open the Core Console, from the list of protected machines, click on the machine that has the protection schedule you want to change.
- On the Summary tab, under Volumes, select the volumes that have protection schedules you want to change.
- Click Set a Schedule. The Protection Schedule dialog box appears.
- On the Protection Schedule dialog box, do one of the following:
- If you previously created a protection schedule template and want to apply it to this protected machine, select the template from the drop-down list, and then go to Step 8.
- If you want to remove an existing time period from the schedule, clear the check box next to each time period option, and then go to Step 8. Options include the following:
- Mon - Fri: This range of time denotes a typical five-day work week.
- Sat - Sun: This range of time denotes a typical weekend.
- If you want to save a new protection schedule as a template, continue to Step 5.
- When the weekday start and end times are from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, then a single period exists. To change the start or end time of a defined period, do the following:
- Select the appropriate time period.
- To change the start time for this period, use the clock icon under Start Time. For example, use the arrows to show a time of 08:00 AM.
- To change the end time for this period, use the clock icon under End Time. For example, use the arrows to show a time of 06:00 PM.
- Change the interval according to your requirements. For example, if defining a peak period. Change the interval from 60 minutes to 20 minutes to take snapshots three times hourly.
- If you defined a period other than 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM in Step 7, and you want backups to occur in the remaining time ranges, you must add additional periods to define protection by doing the following:
- Under the appropriate category, click Add period.
- Click the clock icon and select the desired start and end times, as appropriate. For example, set a start time of 12:00 AM and an end time of 07:59 AM.
- Change the interval according to your requirements. For example, if defining an off-peak period. Change the interval from 60 minutes to 120 minutes to take snapshots every two hours.
- If needed, continue to create additional periods, setting start and end times and intervals as appropriate.
- NOTE: If you want to remove a period you added, click the trash icon to the far right of that period, and then click Yes to confirm.
- To create a template from the schedule you set, click Save as a Template.
- In the Save Template dialog box, enter a name for the template, and then click Save.
- When your protection schedule meets your requirements, click Apply.
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