Creating a synthetic backup by using the Policy Wizard

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Creating a synthetic backup by using the Policy Wizard

You can use the Policy Wizard to help you create all of the templates necessary for a synthetic backup.

You can set up the policy to use the following:

  • A weekly synthetic backup with daily incremental backups.

  • A monthly synthetic backup with a weekly synthetic or incremental backup and daily incremental backups.


You must select a backup-to-disk folder or a virtual tape library as the destination device for the incremental backups. Otherwise, you cannot save the policy.

To create a synthetic backup by using the Policy Wizard

  1. On the navigation bar, click Job Setup.

  2. In the task pane, under Policy Tasks, click New policy using wizard.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Next to continue, and follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the policy.

    All of the necessary job templates for synthetic backup will be created in the new policy.

    See About the synthetic backup feature

    See What you can back up with synthetic backup

    See Requirements for synthetic backup

    See Best practices for synthetic backup

    See About creating a synthetic backup by copying the example policy

    See Creating a synthetic backup by adding templates to a policy

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