Viewing custom plug-in resource related backups and clones in the Topology page

When you are preparing to back up or clone a resource, you might find it helpful to view a graphical representation of all backups and clones on the primary and secondary storage. In the Topology page, you can see all of the backups and clones that are available for the selected resource or resource group. You can view the details of those backups and clones, and then select them to perform data protection operations.

About this task

You can review the following icons in the Manage Copies view to determine whether the backups and clones are available on the primary or secondary storage (Mirror copies or Vault copies).

Note: Clones of a backup of a version-flexible mirror on a mirror-vault type volume are displayed in the topology view but the mirror backup count in the topology view does not include the version-flexible backup.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, either select the resource or resource group from the View drop-down list.
  3. Select the resource either from the resource details view or from the resource group details view.
    If the resource is protected, the topology page of the selected resource is displayed.
  4. Review the Summary card to see a summary of the number of backups and clones available on the primary and secondary storage.
    The Summary Card section displays the total number of backups and clones.
    Clicking the refresh button starts a query of the storage to display an accurate count.
  5. In the Manage Copies view, click Backups or Clones from the primary or secondary storage to see details of a backup or clone.
    The details of the backups and clones are displayed in a table format.
  6. Select the backup from the table, and then click the data protection icons to perform restore, clone, rename, and delete operations.
    Note: You cannot rename or delete backups that are on the secondary storage system.

    You cannot rename the backups that are on the primary storage system.

  7. If you want to delete a clone, then select the clone from the table and click to delete the clone.