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View Exchange backups in the Topology page

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When you are preparing to back up a resource, you might find it helpful to view a graphical representation of all backups on the primary and secondary storages.

About this task

In the Topology page, you can see all of the backups that are available for the selected resource or resource group. You can view the details of those backups, and then select them to perform data protection operations.

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

  • primary storage icon displays the number of backups that are available on the primary storage.

  • secondary storage Mirror icon displays the number of backups that are mirrored on the secondary storage using SnapMirror technology.

  • secondary vault icon displays the number of backups that are replicated on the secondary storage using SnapVault technology.

    • The number of backups displayed includes the backups deleted from the secondary storage.

      For example, if you created 6 backups using a policy to retain only 4 backups, the number of backups displayed is 6.

    Best Practice: To ensure the correct number of replicated backups is displayed, we recommend that you refresh the topology.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.

  2. In the Resources page, select the database, or the resource, or the resource group from the View drop-down list.

  3. Select the resource either from the database 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 section to see a summary of the number of backups available on the primary and secondary storage.

    The Summary Card section displays the total number of backups and total number of log backups.

    Clicking the Refresh button starts a query of the storage to display an accurate count.

  5. In the Manage Copies view, click Backups from the primary or secondary storage to see details of a backup.

    The details of the backups are displayed in a table format.

  6. Select the backup from the table, and then click the data protection icons to perform restore, rename, and delete operations.

    Note You cannot rename or delete backups that are on the secondary storage. Deleting Snapshot copies is handled by ONTAP retention settings.