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The 'Active Backups' page is used to create, view, and manage any regularly scheduled activity configured using the backup definitions, schedules, and repositories configured in Site Manager. 

The following activities can be scheduled:

BackupBackups are scheduled by selecting a backup definition to define what gets backed up and a schedule to control when the backups happen.
Remote Synchronization

Remote synchronization can be scheduled to synchronize the contents of a repository to an external server or disk. 

Only one remote synchronization can be scheduled for each repository.

Repositories of the local type cannot have remote synchronization as the data in these repositories is spread across multiple machines.

The left-hand menu for this page shows a list of repositories, with each scheduled item listed underneath. Each scheduled activity item is color-coded to show the status:

RedAn error has occurred - for example, one computer in the scheduled backup encountered an error during backup
GreenThe scheduled activity is successful
GrayThe activity is disabled or has not yet run for the first time

Scheduling Backups

Backups can be scheduled by selecting the 'New Activity' option at the top of the left-hand side panel or selecting the 'Schedule Backup' option under each Repository. If using the former method, the page below is shown. If 'Schedule Backup' is used, this stage is skipped.

Once a repository is selected and 'Schedule Backup' is selected, the second wizard page is shown, where the definition and schedule can be selected. Once they are picked from the drop-down list, the wizard can be finished and the newly scheduled backup will appear in the list under the repository with the name of the definition and schedule.

Viewing Scheduled Backup Status

When a scheduled backup is selected, the view below is shown:

This contains a header, plus a preview and a backup status section.

Enabling/Disabling the Scheduled Backup

The backup may be disabled or enabled by clicking the toggle in the header bar. When the backup is disabled, the preview pane will indicate this:

Running the Scheduled Backup on Demand

The 'Run Now' option in the header allows one or more of the computers to start a backup now, rather than at the next scheduled time. This will bring up the 'Run Now' dialog:

After selecting the computers and type of backup (full, differential, or incremental), pressing 'Run' will start the backups. 

Note that backups may not run immediately based on simultaneous backup limits in repository settings. Disconnected computers will wait until a connection to run.

Computers must be connected to perform a run now backup unless the wake-on-LAN option is set. See backup definitions for more information on run-now backups

Deleting the Scheduled Backup

The scheduled backup can be deleted, preventing any further backups.

Backup files created in the repository are not deleted by deleting the scheduled backup. They are only deleted through the browse feature of the repository or if manually deleted.

Preview Section

The preview contains a summary of information about the scheduled backup:

This contains the following information:

DefinitionThe backup definition used by this scheduled backup, along with some information on the number of computers and their overall status
ScheduleThe schedule used by this scheduled backup
RepositoryThe repository the backups will be stored in, along with free space information
Right Hand Panel

If the backup is active, it will show a forecast for this backup plan, if inactive it will indicate this.

The forecast here shows only the backups for the selected backup schedule. To see a forecast of all activity to a repository, use the repository or dashboard pages.

Backup Status Section

This section contains the last backup information for each computer in the scheduled backup:

Each computer lists:

  • Last backup time
  • Last backup status - success, failure, or succeeded with warnings
  • Next scheduled backup time

Scheduling Remote Synchronization

Remote synchronization can be configured through the new activity wizard, or by selecting the 'No Remote Sync' entry under the appropriate repository and clicking 'Configure Synchronization.' Remote synchronization is covered in detail in this article.

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