Create and Manage Backup Server Zones

A backup server zone consists of several backup servers that share the same user permissions. Backup server zones can be used for organizing and managing backup servers and creating different tiers of servers for customers. You can also specify limits and prices individually for each backup server zone assigned to the bucket. Backup server zones have types which are inherited by the backup servers in the zone. You may select the type during backup server zone creation process. To learn more about backup servers refer to Backup Servers section of this guide.


View Backup Server Zone Details



To view details of a backup server zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the BackupServer Zones icon.
  2. On the screen that appears, you'll see all backup server zones currently set up in the cloud.
  3. Click the label of the zone you're interested in. The screen that appears shows details of that zone:
    • Zone's label
    • List of assigned backup servers
    • List of unassigned backup servers


Create Backup Server Zone



To create a new backup server zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Backup Server Zones icon.
  2. On the screen that appears, click the Create New Backup Zone button at the bottom of the list.
  3. On the screen that follows:

    • Label - Give your backup server zone a name.
    • Server type - select the server type for the zone, it can be either Virtual or Smart. The zone's type cannot be changed after the zone is created.
    • Location group - select the location group you wish to assign this backup server zone to from the drop-down list.

  4. Click the Save button.

Edit Backup Server Zone



To edit a backup server zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu.
  2. Click the Backup Server Zones icon.
  3. Click the Actions button next to the backup server zone, then click Edit to change the zone's label and location group. You can change the already assigned location only if there are no backups or templates stores on backup servers of the current zone.
  4. Click Save.

Add Backup Server to Backup Server Zone


To attach a backup server to the backup server zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Backup Server Zones icon.
  2. Click the label of the zone you want to attach a backup server to. On the screen that appears you will see the list of all backup servers in the cloud organized into two groups – those already assigned to this backup server zone and those that are unassigned.
  3. Choose an unassigned backup server and click the Add icon next to it.

    When you add a backup server to a backup server zone, the backup server inherits the zone's type. For more information refer to Zone Types.

Remove Backup Server From Backup Server Zone


To remove a backup server to the backup server zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Backup Server Zones icon.
  2. Click the label of the zone you want to remove a backup server from. On the screen that appears you will see the list of all backup servers in the cloud organized into two groups – those already assigned to this backup server zone and those that are unassigned.
  3. In the assigned list, find the backup server you want to remove, and click the Delete icon next to it.

Delete Backup Server Zone


To delete a backup server zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu
  2. Click the Backup Server Zones icon.
  3. Click the Actions button next to the zone you want to remove, then click Delete. You will be asked to confirm deletion.