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Barracuda Intronis Backup

Creating a Physical Imaging Rapid Recovery Backup

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Applicable Products

These instructions apply to the following products:

  • Barracuda Intronis Backup - MSP

About Physical Imaging Rapid Recovery Backups

Before creating a Physical Imaging backup set, make sure that you are familiar with the backup type restrictions and recommendations.

Configuring a Physical Imaging Rapid Recovery Backup

  1. From the ECHOplatform ribbon bar, select the Manage tab.
  2. Expand the client account and click on the computer ID.
  3. Select the Backup tab.
  4. In the Backup Type pane, click the Create icon next to the Physical Imaging type.
  5. The Select screen appears.
  6. Provide a name for this backup set. To do this:
    1. Click the pencil text at the top of the screen in order to be able to edit the text.
    • Enter the new name.
    • To save, click the green check mark.
    • If you need to cancel, click the red X.
  7. The Storage Location displays Local Only, as the only option for Physical Imaging backups is to backup locally.
  8. Type or browse to the backup destination.
    • Image backups and their revisions must be stored to a local storage location. Valid local storage locations are:
      • Direct attached storage
      • Network attached storage
      • Removable storage
    • Storage locations that cannot be selected for backup are:
      • Volumes with non-NTFS file systems
      • Volumes that are already included in an imaging backup set
      • Volumes greater than or equal to 2 TB in size on the following operating systems: Windows 7, 2008, and 2011
      • Volumes that reside on disks that are 4k native on the following operating systems: Windows 7, 2008, and 2011
    • Important! Because you are backing up the full volume and creating a VHD, ensure that you have enough local storage space for a full backup of each selected volume (it should be roughly equal to the used size of the volume) and any incremental changes.
  9. Select the check boxes of the volumes you want to include in the backup set.
      • The boot volumes group allows easy selection of any volume required to perform a restore of the physical system as a functional virtual machine.
        • The selected volumes are displayed in the right panel of the screen.
        • If you find that a volume is greyed-out, so it cannot be selected, hover over the greyed-out volume to find out why the volume is not available. Examples of why the volume is greyed-out would be if the volume is a FAT or belongs to another backup set.
  10. Click Next or select Schedule.
    •  A once daily backup is the default schedule for an image backup set. Backups run using the standard calendar scheduler. If you schedule multiple backups to run during the day, if the previous backup runs into its next start time, it finishes and resumes at the next scheduled time.
  11. Click Next, or select Retention.
  12. Select the number of recoverable versions you want backed up. The maximum number is 99 recoverable versions.
    • Archiving rules determine how long to keep each version of a backup and determine how any versions to save to the server. For example, if you would like to retain a week’s worth of backups and you are running backups once per day, set your retention policy to keep seven versions. Advanced archiving is not an available option for Physical Imaging backups.
    • When deciding the archiving rule, you may need to balance your client’s recovery point objective (RPO) with the amount of storage you have to accommodate those incrementals.
  13. Click Next or select the Advance tab.
  14. The Temporary Folder location is where the temporary files will be kept during the backup job. For Image backups you generally only need about 1 GB of free space for temporary files.
  15. You can either accept the default, or browse to an alternative location.
  16. Click Next, or select the Summary tab.
  17. Here you are given a summary of the backup set you just configured. If everything looks OK, click Create Backup Set.
  18. Your scheduled backup is displayed on the Backup Selections page.
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