Backup templates include frequently used backup settings. You can use one of the existing templates, clone and customize a template, or create a template. You can then associate the backup template with a database that you create.

The system-defined backup templates use recommended settings for different situations. See Backup Template Settings for information about system-defined templates.

Log in to Data Director as an organization administrator or as an administrator with Manage Resource Templates or Manage Backup Templates privileges.

1

Click the Organization Settings tab.

2

Click Backup Templates in the left pane.

3

Create a template or clone a template.

Creation Method

Action

New template

Click the green plus sign above the menu bar.

Clone

Right-click one of the existing templates and select Clone.

4

In the Backup Template wizard, type a name and description for the template.

5

Specify whether you want to publish the template, and click Next.

When a template is not published, you can view or manage it, but you cannot use it to backup databases.

6

Specify the snapshot settings in the Backup Settings panel.

Option

Action

Frequency

Select one of the options from the menu. Select Never if you do not want backups for databases that use this backup template.

Start Time

Select Automatic to allow the system to control the start time, or enter a start time. The system initiates a backup within two minutes of the target start time, depending on system load.

Retention

Enter the number of hours or the number of copies to retain.

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Specify the external backup settings.

Option

Action

Frequency

Select one of the options from the menu. Select Never if you do not want backups for databases that use this backup template.

Start Time

Select Automatic to allow the system to control the start time, or enter a start time. The system initiates a backup within two minutes of the target start time, depending on system load.

Retention

Select a proper retention period from the options.

Extended retention

Check the box to enable extended retention, then specify a retention value.

8

Select the general backup settings.

Option

Action

Point-In-Time recovery

Click to enable point-in-time recovery, and enter a value in Recommended PITR storage allocation.

Select Suspend database or Automatically adjust PITR retention if storage runs out.

The start time for point-in-time recovery is right after point-in-time recovery is enabled, when the system creates a baseline backup or snapshot. You cannot remove the baseline backup. If you do, the start time for point-in-time recovery changes.

The time range for point-in-time recovery is from the time of your oldest automatic backup to the present. The oldest backup can be an external backup or a snapshot. Backups with extended retention are not supported as oldest backups.

Point-in-time recovery consumes space in the backup storage area. Depending on database load and retention lengths, this feature might require a significant amount of storage.

Backup label

Type the first part of the name of the backup.

Defaults to user-specified label-date_and_time-dbname. For your database named db1, if you entered testbackup as the label and the backup starts at 12:30:45 on May 30, 2011, the full name is testbackup-2013-05-30-12-30-45-db1.

If you do not specify a label, the system uses snapshot-data_and_time-dbname or backup-data_and_time-dbname.

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Click Finish to finish creating the template.

You can assign the template to databases.