Create a new image-based backup

You can create new image-based backups through the Create function on the Backups page of the SANtricity Cloud Connector application.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. In the Backups page, click Create.
    The Create Backup window is displayed.
  2. Select Create an image-based backup.
  3. Click Next.
    A list of available E-Series Volumes is displayed in the Create Backup window.
  4. Select the desired E-Series volume and click Next.
    The Name the backup and provide a description page of Create Backup confirmation window is displayed.
  5. To modify the auto-generated backup name, enter the desired name in the Job Name field.
  6. If needed, add a description for the backup in the Job Description field.
    Note: You should enter a job description that allows you to easily identify the contents of the backup.
  7. Click Next.
    A summary of the selected image-based backup is displayed under the Review backup information page of the Create Backup window.
  8. Review the selected backup and click Finish.
    The confirmation page of the Create Backup window is displayed.
  9. Select one of the following options:
    • YES - Initiates a full backup for the selected backup.
    • NO - A full backup for the selected image-based backup is not performed.
      Note: A full backup for the selected image-based backup can be performed at a later time through the Run function on the Backups page.
  10. Click OK.
    The backup for the selected E-Series volume is initiated, and the status for the task is displayed under the result list section of the Backups page.