Creating Backup Policies
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Creating Backup Policies

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  1. Login to Igneous
  2. Select the Policies link from the left-hand menu
    Policies-nav
  3. Click on the Create Policy button
    Policies-button
  4. Select the Backup option
    Policies-type
  5. Adjust the Backup frequency to twice a day, daily, weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or never (i.e., only run manually)
  6. Edit a time window from start to end when Igneous may scheduled the tasks assigned to this policy and click X when complete
    Policy-enqueue
  7. Select your desired target from the target dropdown. If your desired target is not in the drop down, please refer to the "configuring targets" section of the knowledge base.
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  8. Modify the Retention for this policy by selecting an option from the drop down or by selecting Custom and entering a custom retention period in days
    Policy-backup-window
  9. To enable write-once, read-many (WORM) protection for this policy select the WORM dialog while carefully considering the warning that once WORM is enabled, it cannot be disabled
    Policy-worm
  10. If you would like your backup to be written to multiple places, select the orange "+" symbol to the right
    • For dual-write backups where data is written to two locations simultaneously, select Backup option from the secondary action drop down. We recommend this action for the majority of multi-backup target use cases.
    • To replicate data from the first destination to a second destination, select the Replicate option from the secondary action drop down.
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  11. Give the policy a custom name if desired or leave the automatically chosen name and click Save to complete
  12. To cancel creating the policy click the X in the top right of the screen or click Cancel at the bottom of the screen
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