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Creating Direct-to-Cloud Schedules

When the Agent is installed on a Protected System, you can create Schedules and apply these Schedules to Protected Systems. All Schedules are created and maintained within the Vault.

Schedules allow for full flexibility when defining your Recovery Point Objectives for each Customer and Protected System. x360Recover supports a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of 15 minutes for systems that require industry-leading RPOs.

All Schedules are created and maintained within the Vault. You can create Schedules for the Initial Backup and Incremental Backups.

Backup Types

When you create a Schedule, you define two types of backups: ·   

  • The Initial Backup (also called a Full Backup) copies all sectors of the image.

  • Incremental Backups (also called Snapshots) back up changes only, saving time and disk space. You cannot schedule an Incremental Backup unless you have completed the Initial Backup (Full Backup). Because x360Recover is chain-free, Snapshots are not dependent on previous Snapshots.

Creating Schedules in the Vault Web Interface

Within the Vault Web interface, you can use the Schedules page to define initial backup Schedules and ongoing incremental Snapshot schedules. You can create an unlimited number of Schedules and assign them to different machines according to special requirements or technical limitations. You can also adjust the initial backup Schedule to run during certain hours of the day and pause at other hours of the day to limit user impact during office hours.

After a Schedule is created, you must assign the Schedule to a Protected System from the Protected Systems page.

To create a Schedule:

  1. Log in to the Vault Web interface.

  2. In the left-hand navigation menu, click the Schedules tab.

  3. In the Schedules page, click the Add Schedule button.

  4. In the Add Schedule page, enter information about the new Schedule:

    1. In the Name field, enter a descriptive name for the schedule. For example, you might create a scheduled titled, Critical, for servers that require 15-minute incremental backups; and Non-Critical for servers that only require incremental backups every hour.

    2. Ensure the Enabled checkbox is selected to activate this new Schedule. If the Schedule is not enabled but later assigned to a Protected System, backups for the Protected System will be disabled.

    3. Optionally, click the Default checkbox to assign this Schedule as the default schedule for all Protected Systems.

    4. In the Initial Backup section, define a Start Time and End Time for the first, full initial backup. This timeframe allows you to limit the impact of the initial backup on the user experience.

    5. In the Incremental Backup section, you can optionally use the drop-down menu to change the Incremental Backup type from Internal to Manual. The Manual setting allows you to create Snapshots at specific times instead of intervals.

    6. If you selected Interval in the drop-down menu, define a Start Time, End Time, and Interval for all future incremental backups.

    7. Click the Save button when you are finished. The Schedule is now created and will be listed in the Schedules page. You can manage and edit Schedules in the Schedules page.

  5. After the Schedule is created, you can assign the schedule to a Protected System.

    1. In the left-hand navigation menu, click the Protected Systems tab.

    2. Find the Protected System and use the Schedule drop-down menu to select the appropriate Schedule. The Schedule is now assigned to the Protected System.