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Managing backups for Cloud Volumes ONTAP

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Manage backups for Cloud Volumes ONTAP by changing the backup schedule, restoring volumes, and more.

Changing the schedule and backup retention

The default policy backs up volumes every day and retains the most recent 30 backup copies of each volume. You can change to weekly or monthly backups and you can change the number of backup copies to retain. You can also select one of the system-defined policies that provide more options, such as NetappRecommended2 that provides 30 daily, 13 weekly, and 12 monthly backups.

Changing the backup policy affects all future backups. It doesn’t affect any previous backups that were created.
Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Click the backup settings icon.

    A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud icon which is available after you open a working environment.

  3. Change the schedule and backup retention and then click Save.

    A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud settings where you can enable or disable the feature and then choose your backup retention.

Restoring a volume

When you restore data from a backup, Cloud Manager performs a full volume restore to a new volume. You can restore the data to the same working environment or to a different working environment that’s located in the same AWS account as the source working environment.

Steps
  1. At the top of Cloud Manager, click Backup.

  2. Select the volume that you want to restore.

    A screenshot of the Backup and Restore tab showing a volume that has backups.

  3. Find the backup that you want to restore from and click the restore icon.

    A screenshot of the restore icon for a backup after you select a volume.

  4. Select the working environment to which you want to restore the volume.

  5. Enter a name for the volume.

  6. Click Restore.

    A screenshot that shows the restore options: a working environment to restore to, the name of the volume, and the volume info.

Deleting backups

Backup to Cloud enables you to delete all backups of a specific volume. You can’t delete individual backups.

You might do this if you deleted a volume or if you deleted a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system. Backup to Cloud doesn’t automatically delete backups when you delete a volume or when you delete a system.

Steps
  1. At the top of Cloud Manager, click Backup.

  2. Click View Backup List for a volume.

  3. Click the menu and select Delete All Backups.

Result

Cloud Manager deletes all backups for the selected volume.

Disabling Backup to Cloud

Disabling Backup to Cloud disables backups of each volume on the system. Any existing backups will not be deleted.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Click the backup settings icon.

    A screenshot that shows the Backup to Cloud icon which is available after you open a working environment.

  3. Disable Automatically back up all volumes and then click Save.