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 you are using a cloud target and would like to name your own bucket, or specify an existing bucket, see "Choosing a Bucket." 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. 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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  10. Give the policy a custom name if desired or leave the automatically chosen name and click Save to complete
  11. 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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