Best Practices Full Backup

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013 04:27PM PDT

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  Full Job Setup:
  • Open NovaBACKUP and click on the Backup Tab.
  • Create a backup job by naming the Backup name (Full Backup)
  • Choose the files you want to backup.
  • Choose the Destination you want the backup to be written to (Backup To).
  • Create the media name as the same name for the backup name (Full Backup)
  • The end result would look like the screenshot below.
  • Click on settings and choose the settings that would fit your specific backup policy.
  • Below is a screenshot of the advanced settings window.

  • In this example we are selecting a Full job with an Overwrite write mode.
  • Make sure if you are scheduling a job to run, you must run as a specific user.
  • If you are backing up to a network location you must include the network credentials for access.
  • You must set notification to be detailed for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Once you are completed with your settings you will select schedule.
  • This option will give you a dialogue box that will prompt you to save the script.
  • Select yes and you would have successfully saved your script or .NBK file.
  • Below is a screenshot of the Schedule options window.
  • Under the Job Name section above gives the file path to your created script.
  • Choose Weekly for the type of schedule.
  • Choose the exact date and time you want the job to start the automated scheduled.
  • Choose the Repeat time for the schedule.  In this example we are using a 2 week schedule with running the schedule as a specific user.
  • This would complete the Full File level Backup.
Note: This is a complete best practices document for complete security in the event your destination medium goes down or is disconnected.  The customer will always maintain 1 Full Backup and 12 differences.  This is only a part of a three page document so please read all three to get a thorough understanding of your Backup Policies with Retention.

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