Modifying policies

You can modify policies when you want to change the Snapshot copy retention settings, error retry count, or scripts information while a policy is attached to a resource or resource group. You can also modify the schedule type (frequency), but only after you detach a policy.

About this task

Modifying the schedule type in a policy requires additional steps because the SnapCenter Server registers the schedule type only at the time the policy is attached to a resource or resource group.

Steps

  1. Before you modify a policy, you should decide if you want to add a new schedule type, or if you want to change or modify an existing schedule type.
    If you want to... Then...
    Add an additional schedule type Create a new policy and attach it to the necessary resources or resource groups.

    For example, if a resource group policy specifies only hourly backups and you want to add daily backups also, you can create a policy with a daily schedule type and add it to the resource group. The resource group would then have two policies: hourly and daily.

    Remove or change a schedule type
    1. Detach the policy from every resource and resource group that uses that policy.
    2. Modify the schedule type.
    3. Attach the policy again to all of the resources and resource groups.

    For example, if a policy specifies hourly backups and you want to change that to daily backups, you must detach the policy first.

    Note: You cannot detach the last remaining policy from an individual resource because every resource must have at least one policy attached. Therefore, if you want to modify the schedule type of the only policy attached to a resource, you must perform the following:
    1. Attach a placeholder policy.
    2. Detach the original policy from every resource and resource group that uses that policy.
    3. Modify the schedule type.
    4. Attach the modified policy again to all of the resources and resource groups.
    5. Detach the placeholder policy.
  2. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  3. In the Settings page, click Policies.
  4. Select the policy, and then click Modify.
  5. Modify the information, and then click Finish.