Overview

The Schedules subtab shows the backup schedules that have been configured.

Job Schedule settings are used to determine when to run backup jobs and at what level (full, differential, or incremental). (See Backup level considerations.)

Information is shown in the table format.

Column name Column description
Name Name of the schedule
Description Optional description of the schedule
Clients Number of clients that use the schedule. You cannot delete a schedule if clients are using it
Summary Summary of runs in the schedule

Creating schedules

  1. Click New on the toolbar.

  2. In the Identification group, provide a name and an optional description for the schedule.

  3. In the Runs group, click New to create a new run.

    A run determines when backups will run in the current schedule. Each run covers the backup level, as well as the time and days for it to perform.

  4. In the Options group, select the backup level (full, differential, or incremental).

  5. In the Scheduling group, set the frequency and the relevant time/day/month options when the backups will run.

Editing schedules

To edit an existing schedule, click the schedule, and then click Edit on the toolbar or in the context menu.

Cloning schedules

Showing clients that use a schedule

To show a list of clients that are using a schedule, click the schedule, and then click Show Clients on the toolbar or in the context menu.

Deleting schedules

To delete a schedule, click the schedule, and then click Delete on the toolbar or in the context menu.

info You can only delete schedules with no clients.

Exporting schedules

To export a schedule, select the one in the list of schedules, click Export on the toolbar, and then save the XML-file to the desired location.

You can later import the saved schedule to another CFA.

Importing schedules

To import a schedule, click Import on the toolbar, and then select a valid XML-file (for example, exported from another CFA) to upload.

Backup level considerations

The table below describes the available backup levels.

Backup level Description
Full Saves all files specified for the client, whether or not the files have been modified since the last backup.
Differential Saves all files that have been modified since the last successful full backup.
If a previous full backup (or a suitable full backup) cannot be found, then the differential backup will be upgraded to the full backup.
Incremental Saves any file that has changed since any previous successful backup of that file.
If a previous full backup (or a suitable full backup) cannot be found, then the incremental backup will be upgraded to the full backup.

The backup system will search for a suitable full backup. If the full backup cannot be found, the CFA will search for a job with the following attributes:

  • the same client name

  • the same file set definition

    info Any change to the client’s file set definition, such as adding or deleting a file in the section for included files or excluded files or directories, constitutes a different file set definition.
  • for a differential backup job, the earlier backup job was a full backup

  • for an incremental backup job, the earlier backup job was a full, differential, or incremental backup

  • the earlier backup job terminated normally (that is, it did not fail and was not canceled)

If the aforesaid conditions are not met, the differential or incremental backup job will be promoted to a full backup job.

For a differential or incremental backup, the backed up files that are determined by comparing the start time of the previous backup job and the time when each file was last modified; files modified after the backup start time will be backed up. The time on the client should be synchronized as closely as possible to the time on the CFA to be sure that all modified files are backed up.