Run Full and Incremental Backups

You can perform full and incremental backups through the Run function on the Backups page. Incremental backups are only available for file-based backups.

Before you begin


  1. In the Backups tab, select the desired backup job and click Run.
    Note: A full backup is performed automatically whenever an image-based backup job or a backup job without a previously performed initial backup is selected.
    The Run Backup window is displayed.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Full - Backs up all data for the selected file-based backup.
    • Incremental - Backs up changes made only since the last performed backup.
      Note: A maximum number of six incremental backups can be performed based on the last full backup performed through the SANtricity Cloud Connector application.
  3. Click Run.
    The backup request is initiated.