Create a new folder/file-based backup

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

Before you begin

About this task

A file-based backup unconditionally backs up all files on the filesystem you specify. However, you can perform a selective restore of files and folders.

Steps

  1. In the Backups, click Create.
    The Create Backup window is displayed.
  2. Select Create a folder/file-based backup.
  3. Click Next.
    A list of volumes containing file systems available for backup is displayed in the Create Backup window.
  4. Select the desired volume and click Next.
    A list of available filesystems on the selected volume is displayed in the Create Backup window.
    Note: If your filesystem does not appear, verify your filesystem type is supported by the SANtricity Cloud Connector application. For more information, refer to Supported file systems .
  5. Select the desired filesystem containing the folder or files to backup, and click Next.
    The Name the backup and provide a description page of Create Backup confirmation window is displayed.
  6. To modify the auto-generated backup name, enter the desired name in the Job Name field.
  7. 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.
  8. Click Next.
    A summary of the selected folder/file-based backup is displayed under the Review backup information page of the Create Backup window.
  9. Review the selected folder/file-based backup and click Finish.
    The confirmation page of the Create Backup window is displayed.
  10. Select one of the following options:
    • YES - Initiates a full backup for the selected backup.
    • NO - A full backup for the selected backup is not performed.
      Note: A full backup for the selected file-based backup can also be performed at a later time through the Run function on the Backups page.
  11. Click Close.
    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 Backup page.