Using Protection Manager to configure secondary backup schedules

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To support backup of the database to secondary storage, the storage administrator uses Protection Manager to configure a backup schedule.

Before configuring the schedule for secondary backups, the storage administrator confers with the DBA partner for the following information:

  • The schedule that the DBA wants the secondary backups to follow.

    In this case, once-daily backups occur at 7 p.m. and once-weekly backups occur on Saturday at 1 a.m.

    1. Go to the Protection Manager’s NetApp Management Console.

    2. From the menu bar, click Policies > Protection > Schedules.

      The Schedules tab of the Protection Policies window is displayed.

    3. Select the Daily scheduleDaily at 8:00 PM in the list of schedules.

    4. Click Copy.

      A new Daily schedule, Copy of Daily at 8:00 PM, is displayed in the list. It is already selected.

    5. Click Edit.

      The Edit Daily Schedule property sheet opens to the Schedule tab.

    6. Change the schedule name to Payroll Daily at 7 PM, update the description, then click Apply.

      Your changes are saved.

    7. Click the Daily Events tab.

      The schedule’s current Daily backup time of 8:00 p.m. is displayed.

    8. Click Add and enter 7:00 PM in the new time field, then click Apply.

      The schedule’s current Daily backup time is now 7:00 p.m.

    9. Click OK to save your changes and exit the property sheet.

      Your new Daily schedule, Payroll Daily at 7 PM, is displayed in the list of schedules.

    10. Select the Weekly scheduleSunday at 8:00 PM plus daily in the list of schedules.

    11. Click Copy.

      A new Weekly schedule, Copy of Sunday at 8:00 PM plus daily, is displayed in the list. It is already selected.

    12. Click Edit.

      The Edit Weekly Schedule property sheet opens to the Schedule tab.

    13. Change the schedule name to Payroll Saturday at 1 AM plus daily at 7 PM and update the description.

    14. From the Daily Schedule drop-down list, select the Daily schedule you just created, Payroll Daily at 7 PM.

      Selecting Payroll Daily at 7 PM means that this schedule defines when Daily operations occur when the Payroll Saturday at 1 AM plus daily at 7 PM schedule is applied to a policy.

    15. Click OK to save your changes and exit the property sheet.

      Your new Weekly schedule, Payroll Saturday at 1 AM plus daily at 7 PM, is displayed in the list of schedules.