Configuration Configuring a backup policy for a database
starts the processes that are required for all database backups, including those started automatically.
For example, assume the following:
Users perform database backup operations during business hours, 08:00 to 13:00.
The Automatic backups that use this policy start between 18:00 and 22:00.
In this scenario, the Application Backup schedule must have a start time of 0800 and a duration of 14 hours. Table 3-4 on page 31 shows this example schedule.
Example settings for an Application Backup schedule
Type of backup
The length of time the backup images
are retained in the NetBackup catalog for restore.
The time during which a NetBackup operation can be initiated.
Sunday through Saturday 00:08:00 - 22:00:00
Configuring Automatic Backup schedules
You also need one or more automatic backup schedules if you plan to have NetBackup perform automatic backups, or if you use Snapshot Client features.
To configure an Automatic Backup schedule
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On the Policy dialog box, click the Schedules tab. Click New. Specify a unique name for the schedule. Select the Type of backup.
See “Types of backup schedules” on page 33.
Specify the other properties for the schedule. See Schedule properties, which follows this procedure.