Create and Manage Auto Backup Presets

After installing your plugin, creating backup resource and backup resource zone you can configure auto backup presets. Auto backup presets enable you to schedule when backups are automatically run on your third-party service to back up virtual servers hosted in OnApp. You can schedule backups to be run hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. In this document, you can find information on how to manage auto backup presets for your backup resource.  

You can use the Veeam plugin only for VMware resources such as vCloud Director and vCenter.


View Auto Backup Presets



To view auto backup presets for a particular backup resource, follow the next steps: 

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resources icon. 
  3. Click the Actions button next to the required backup resource and then click Auto backup presets.
  4. On the page that appears, you will see the following details: 
    • Enabled - the status that indicates whether the auto backup preset is enabled (YES) or not (NO
    • Period - the period for which the auto backup preset is configured that can be the following: 
      • Hourly
      • Daily 
      • Weekly
      • Monthly
      • Yearly
    • Max recovery points - the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server

      • The recovery point represents a point-in-time full backup from which you can restore a virtual server. The Max recovery points option is used to set a total amount of recovery points that can be created for a destination VS. When the maximum limit is reached, new recovery points overwrite the existing ones.
      • For the Veeam backup plugin, you can skip the Max recovery points option because you control the limit of recovery points via Retention Policy in Veeam Backup & Replication UI.

To create, edit, and delete auto backup presets, refer to the following sections. 


Create Auto Backup Preset



  • For the R1Soft backup plugin, only an hourly auto backup preset is available. After the backup resource is created, one hourly preset is automatically added on this resource. You cannot create more hourly auto backup presets. To edit the default hourly preset, refer to Edit Auto Backup Preset.
  • For the Veeam backup plugin, all types of auto backup presets are available. You can create an unlimited number of auto backup presets for Veeam-based backup resources.

To create an auto backup preset, follow the next steps: 

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resources icon. 
  3. Click the Actions button next to the required backup resource and then click Auto backup presets.
  4. Click the '+' or New Auto Backup Preset button.
  5. On the page that appears, select the Period and enter details, depending on the selected period: 

Hourly 

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server









Daily 

    • Enabled -  turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Frequency - specify the frequency of how often to run the auto backup preset
      For example, set 1 to run the auto backup preset every day, 2 - every second day, 3 - every third day, etc. 


Weekly

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Days to run on - select the day or days of the week when to run the auto backup preset 


Monthly

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - set the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Week to run on - specify the week when to run the auto backup preset 
      For example, set 0 to run the auto backup preset on the first week of the month, 1 - the second week, 2 - the third week, or 3 - the fourth week.
    • Day to run on - type the day or days of the week when to run the auto backup preset 
      For example, set 0 to run the auto backup preset on Sunday, 1 - Monday, 2 - Tuesday, 3 - Wednesday, 4 - Thursday, 5 - Friday, or 6 - Saturday.


Yearly

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Day to run on - type the day or days of the week when to run the auto backup preset 
      For example, set 0 to run the auto backup preset on Sunday, 1 - Monday, 2 - Tuesday, 3 - Wednesday, 4 - Thursday, 5 - Friday, or 6 - Saturday.

     6. When you are finished, click the Create button. 



Edit Auto Backup Preset



When you edit an auto backup preset of a resource that is already attached to a virtual server, changes you make will not affect the existing backup schedule. For changes to be applied, detach a backup resource from VS, edit an auto backup preset and attach the resource again.

To edit an auto backup preset, follow the next steps: 

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resources icon. 
  3. Click the Actions button next to the required backup resource and then click Auto backup presets.
  4. On the page that appears, click the Actions button next to the required auto backup preset and then click Edit. You can change the following properties of the auto backup preset, depending on the selected period:

Hourly 

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server








Daily 

    • Enabled -  turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Frequency - specify the frequency of how often to run the auto backup preset 
      For example, set 1 to run the auto backup preset every day, 2 - every second day, 3 - every third day, etc. 

Weekly

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Days to run on - select the day or days of the week when to run the auto backup preset 

Monthly

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - set the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Week to run on - specify the week when to run the auto backup preset
      For example, set 0 to run the auto backup preset on the first week of the month, 1 - the second week, 2 - the third week, or 3 - the fourth week.
    • Day to run on - type the day or days of the week when to run the auto backup preset
      For example, set 0 to run the auto backup preset on Sunday, 1 - Monday, 2 - Tuesday, 3 - Wednesday, 4 - Thursday, 5 - Friday, or 6 - Saturday.



Yearly

    • Enabled - turn the slider to the right to enable the auto backup preset
    • Start time - select the start time for running the auto backup preset
    • Max recovery points - type the maximum number of recovery points to be created for a virtual server
    • Day to run on - type the day or days of the week when to run the auto backup preset 
      For example, set 0 to run the auto backup preset on Sunday, 1 - Monday, 2 - Tuesday, 3 - Wednesday, 4 - Thursday, 5 - Friday, or 6 - Saturday.

     5. When you are finished, click the Save button. 


Delete Auto Backup Preset



To delete an auto backup preset, follow the next steps: 

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resources icon. 
  3. Click the Actions button next to the required backup resource and then click Auto backup presets.
  4. On the page that appears, click the Actions button next to the required auto backup preset and then click Delete.
  5. Click the Ok button to confirm your action.