Creating a Backup Task with Active Backup for Business:
To see all the backup tasks of the physical servers you’ve added, navigate to the Task List tab of the Physical Server section of the Active Backup for Business app.
As you can see, a default backup task is created for the Linux computer you’ve added to Active Backup for Business.
You may still want to create a new backup task.
If that’s the case, click on Create > Linux task as marked in the screenshot below:
Now, select your Linux computer from the list and click Next as marked in the screenshot below:
You can also create a new task from the Linux tab of the Physical Server section of the Active Backup for Business app.
Just select your Linux computer from the list and click Create Task as marked in the screenshot below:
In both cases, you should see the following window. You can create a new task from here.
First, type in a Task name as marked in the screenshot below:
NOTE: The task name can’t have any spaces and other special characters.
Now, you have to select what you want to back up from your Linux computer.
You have 3 Source type options:
Entire device: Back up all the mounted partitions of your Linux computer.
System volume: Back up only the root partition of your Linux computer.
Customized volume: You can select the mounted partitions that you want to back up from your Linux computer manually.
To select the mounted partitions manually, select Customized volume and click Select as marked in the screenshot below:
All the mounted partitions of your Linux computer should be listed. Select the ones you want to back up and click Apply.
Once you’re done, click Next.
Select the ActiveBackupforBusiness shared folder from the list and click Next.
You can configure the backup schedule from here.
Manual backup: No automatic backups will be taken. You will have to back up data from your Linux computer manually. This is the default option.
Scheduled backup: Backups will be taken automatically depending on the scheduled backup settings.
If you want to take automatic backups of your Linux computer, select Scheduled backup and configure how often you want to run the backup task from the marked drop-down menus.
You can also set a time frame within which the backup task must run. The backup task won’t run outside of that time frame.
Check the Only run backup tasks within the designated time windows checkbox to enable this feature and click on Configure Backup Window to configure the time window as marked in the screenshot below;
The Configure Backup Window window should be displayed. You can configure the backup time window from here.
Once you’re done, click OK.
Once you’ve configured the backup task schedule settings, click Next.
You can configure the retention policy from here.
The default retention policy is Keep all versions. In this retention policy, all the backup versions are kept. None is deleted.
If you want to keep only the latest versions of the backup, select Apply the following methods and configure how many backup versions you want to keep for each of the cases as marked in the screenshot below:
Once you’re done, click Next.
Now, select the users that you want to give privileges to restore data on your Linux computer from the backups and click Next.
A summary of how the backup task will be configured should be displayed.
To create a backup task with these settings, click Apply.
If you want to take a backup just after the backup task is created, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.
I will take a backup later. So, I will click No.
As you can see, a new backup task is created.