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.

Log in to Data Director as an organization administrator or as an administrator with privileges to create and modify a backup template. See Backup Template Settings for information about system-defined templates.

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Click the Administration tab.

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Click Templates, and click Backup Templates.

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Create a template or clone a template.

Creation Method

Action

New template

Click the green plus sign above the menu bar on the left.

Cloning

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

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

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In the Backup Settings panel, specify the snapshot 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 hours of the target start time, depending on system load.

Retention

Select one of the available prespecified durations.

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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 hours 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 general backup settings.

Option

Action

Point in time recovery

Enable or disable point-in-time recovery.

Point-in-time recovery ensures that each database transaction is recorded and enables you to revert the database to any point in time within a certain time range.

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-2011-05-30-12-30-45-db1.

If you do not specify a label, the system uses the date, time, and database name.

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Click Finish to complete creating the template.

You can assign the template to databases.