Create and Manage Backup Resource Zones

When you have installed your backup plugin and have a backup resource up and running, you can create a backup resource zone and assign the backup resource to this zone. Afterwards, you need to assign the backup resource zone to a compute zone. In this document, you can find information on how to manage backup resource zones in OnApp CP.  


View Backup Resource Zones



To view backup resource zones available in your cloud, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. The page that appears will show the list backup resource zones with the following details:
    • Label - the name of the backup resource zone
    • Location group - the location group of the backup resource zone
  4. The Actions button allows to run the following actions on the backup resource zone: 
  5. To view properties of a particular backup resource zone, click a label of the required zone.


View Backup Resource Zone Details



To view details of a backup resource zone, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. The page that appears will show all backup resource zones that are currently set up in the cloud. Click a label of a required zone to view the following details: 
    • Label - the name of the backup resource zone
    • Location group - the location group of the backup resource zone
    • Assigned Backup Resources - the list of backup resources assigned to this zone
    • Unassigned Backup Resources - the list of backup resources in the cloud that are not assigned to any backup resource zone

On the backup resource zone page, you can add and remove backup resources to and from the backup resource zone. 


Create Backup Resource Zone



To create a new backup resource zone, follow the next steps: 

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. Click the '+' or New Backup Resource Zone button. 
  4. On the page that appears, enter the following information: 
    • Label - type a name for your backup resource zone
    • Location group - select a location group for your backup resource zone

      You can attach backup resource zones to compute zones from the same location groups.

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

After you created a backup resource zone, you can add and remove backup resources to and from this zone. Also, you can add the backup resource zone to the compute zone.


Edit Backup Resource Zone



To edit a backup resource zone, follow the next steps: 

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. Click the Actions button next to the required backup resource zone and then click Edit.
  4. On the page that appears, you can edit the following information: 
    • Label - type a name for your backup resource zone
    • Location group - select a location group for your backup resource zone

      You can attach backup resource zones to compute zones from the same location groups.

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


Attach Backup Resource to Backup Resource Zone



To attach a backup resource to a backup resource zone, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. Click a label of a backup resource zone you want to add a backup resource to. The page that appears, contains the list of assigned and unassigned backup resources.
  4. In the Unassigned Backup Resources box, click the '+' button next to the backup resource that you want to add to this zone. 


Remove Backup Resource from Backup Resource Zone



To remove a backup resource from a backup resource zone, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. Click a label of a backup resource zone you want to remove a backup resource from. The page that appears, contains the list of assigned and unassigned backup resources.
  4. In the Assigned Backup Resources box, click the '-' button next to the backup resource that you want to remove from this zone. 

    You cannot remove a backup resource from a backup resource zone, if there are recovery points available on the backup resource.


Delete Backup Resource Zone



To delete a backup resource zone, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu. 
  2. Click the Backup Resource Zones icon. 
  3. On the page that appears, click the Actions button next to the required backup resource zone and then click Delete.
  4. In the pop-up box, click the Ok button to confirm your action. 

    You cannot delete a backup resource zone if there are backup resources assigned to this zone.