About creating a synthetic backup by copying the example policy

Article:HOWTO23531  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-07-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23531
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About creating a synthetic backup by copying the example policy

Backup Exec provides example policies that contain standard settings for different tasks. The example policy for synthetic backup contains the standard settings and job templates that are required to run a synthetic backup. You can copy this example policy, rename it, and change the times when the templates are scheduled to run.

See Using an example policy.

Note:

The example policy for a synthetic backup only appears if you have a backup-to-disk folder or a virtual tape library. You can create a backup-to-disk folder, and then re-create the example policies.

See Re-creating example policies.

The example policy for synthetic backup contains the following templates:

  • Baseline Backup - the backup template that creates the baseline backup job. This job only needs to run once. You can run additional baseline backups whenever you prefer, although the backup window is reduced by running a synthetic backup instead of a full backup.

  • Incremental Backup - the backup template that creates the subsequent incremental backup jobs and runs after the baseline backup job runs.

  • Synthetic Backup - the backup template that creates the synthetic backup job.

The example policy displays the template rules that you can use to set the order in which the templates should run. All template rules are optional, but they can help you make sure that the templates run in the proper sequence.

In the example policy, a full backup template is included to act as the baseline. This template should be the first template to run, and it only needs to run once. The template that runs first is called Template A.

The following rules were added:

  • <Template A> must complete at least once before any other templates will be allowed to start. Baseline Backup is selected as <Template A>.

  • If start times conflict, <Template A> will start and upon completion, starts <Template B>. Incremental Backup is selected as <Template A> and Synthetic Backup is selected as <Template B>.

  • Run <Template A> only once. Baseline Backup is selected as <Template A>.

See What you can back up with synthetic backup

See Requirements for synthetic backup

See Setting template rules

See About the synthetic backup feature

See Best practices for synthetic backup


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