Description

This article describes how to enable Cloud Backup on a specific Cloud Server

Recommended reading: Cloud Backup - Introduction

Prerequisites:

  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a Sub-Admin with the Backup role can enable Cloud Backup.
  2. The Data Center location must be enabled for Cloud Backup. For details see: How do I Identify Hardware Specifications and Capabilities Available in a Data Center Location.
    Note: Not all Cloud Providers are offering the Cloud Backup service even if the infrastructure has been deployed in a given location. The view described in the above article will correctly identify whether Cloud Backup is available to your account in a given location. 
  3. Cloud Backups can only be enabled on a Cloud Server if the OS is supported. See What Operating Systems are Currently Supported on CloudControl? for a list of supported OS.
  4. You cannot enable Cloud Backup on a Server if it is in Snapshot Preview. You must first migrate the Snapshot Preview Server to a Normal Server. See Introduction to Cloud Server Snapshot Feature 

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, click on the Data Center where the Server on which you want to enable Cloud Backup is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Network Domain where the Cloud Server on which you want to Enable Cloud Backup is located:


  3. Click on the Servers tab, then click on the Server on which you want to enable Cloud Backup. You will be directed to the Server Dashboard:


  4. Click on the Backup tab, then click on the Enable Backup button:


  5. The system will display the Enable Backup dialog:


  6. Select the type of Backup you want to enable on the Cloud Server from the drop-down menu: 

    Note: There are 3 levels of Backups:

    • Essentials - Will backup File and Folder only

    • Advanced - Will backup File and Folder, and System State
    • Enterprise - Will backup File and Folder, System State, and Applications

  7. Click Enable Backup. The system will enable Cloud Backup on the Server. Once complete the system will display a success message:


  8. The system will automatically display the Add Backup Client dialog:


  9. Select the Backup Client type from the drop-down menu:

    Note: The available selection will be different based on the O/S of the Server.
     

  10. Select the Storage Policy from the drop-down menu to indicate how long to store the data, and on how many sites:


  11. Select the Schedule Policy from the drop-down menu to indicate when you want the Backup to start:

    Note: This indicates the timezone of the Data Center where the Cloud Server is located.
     

  12.  Select the Alerting policy from the drop-down menu to indicate when you want to be alerted about your Cloud Backup:

    Note: If you select "On Failure" " On Success" or "All" a new Email Address box will be added to the Add Backup Client dialog:

    Note: Enter at least one email address to which the notifications will be sent. You can enter multiple email addresses separated by a comma.

  13. Once the Add Backup Client dialog has been filled out, click Add Backup Client.


  14. The system will display a success message:


  15. The system will display the Backup Client in the Backup tab:

    Note: The Status / Job will be "Unregistered" until the Backup Client is added to the Cloud Server. For instructions, see: How to Add a Backup Client to a Cloud Server
     

  16. Once the Backup Client has been added to the Server as described in How to Add a Backup Client to a Cloud Server The Status/Job state will change to Active: