Files and Folders
OrionVM Backup-as-a-Service supports Files and Folders backup for short and long term backup and data retention.
This guide will run you through the process of creating a Files and Folders backup with a custom schedule and retention policy, and executing a restore.
NOTE: Most of the following steps below are the same for macOS Files and Folders, though some may vary.
Creating a Files and Folders Backup
Click the Backup Tab on the left of the Backup Agent UI, and select + Add Protected Item at the bottom.
On the New Protected Item pop-up specify a Name for your backup, select the "Files and Folders" radio button, and click Next.
Select the Files and Folders you wish to backup on the next page. In this example we backup the Downloads folder. Click Next.
If you wish to specify commands to run immediately before or after the Backup Job, deselect the Default (no extra commands) check box and specify the commands as required. Click Next.
Select a Schedule for the Backup Job, or click Next if not required. In this example I use the UI to schedule the backup to run nightly at 7pm. Click Next.
Select a Retention Policy for the Backup Job, or click Next if you would like to use the default for your Storage Vault. In this example I use the UI to set the Retention Policy to retain backups up to a month old. Click Next.
On the next screen select Run a backup now if you would like to run the backup immediately, and click Finish.
Running a Files and Folders Backup
Backups will run automatically as per their backup policy if the Device is on and the Backup Agent is running.
Selecting the Run a backup now option while creating a Backup, or right clicking the Backup from the Backup tab and selecting Backup..., will bring up the UI to start a Backup now.
From the drop down select the Backup you would like to run and click Next.
From the drop down select the Storage Vault you would like the Backup to go to and click Backup.
The Backup tab will then show the Backup progress on the right.
Restoring a Files and Folders Backup
To Restore a Files and Folders Backup click the Restore tab on the left. This will bring up the Restore Wizard as a pop up. Select the Storage Vault you would like to restore from and click Next.
From the list, select the Protected Item you would like to restore. If you would like to restore a specific historical snapshot then expand the Protected Item on the left and select the required backup date. Click Next.
On the next page select the Files and Folders you would like to restore, or alternavely select the "All items" radio button if you would like to restore everything. Click Next.
Select how you would like the files to be restored using the drop down menu, and specify the Output Directory. If you would like, select the check box to restore to the original paths. Click Restore to run the restore.
The Backup tab will then show the Restore progress on the right.