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Key features

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To ensure error-free operation of SEP sesam and improve performance, make sure that the following conditions are met:

  • Check the support matrix for the list of supported <xyz> versions.
  • Make sure that all the prerequisites are met and that you have configured <application_name> with SEP sesam properly: check Extension configuration before backing up your <application_name> environment.

Creating a backup task

Configuring a(n) <application_name> backup on a SEP sesam Server involves creating a <application_name> backup task, setting up a backup schedule (specifying when you want to back up your data) and linking the schedule to a backup event (specifying how to back up the data and where to back it up to). For general details on backup configuration and prerequisites, see Standard Backup Procedure. However, configuring an <application_name> backup differs slightly from the standard procedure and requires some <application_name>-specific steps, which are described below.

  1. From Main Selection -> Tasks -> By clients, select <application_name> client and click New backup task. The New backup task window opens.
  2. Specify the Source. You can enter the backup source or browse for it. By selecting the source, the backup type and task name are set automatically.

  3. Optionally, specify the directories/files which you do not want to back up in the Exclude list. For details, see Creating exclude lists.
    If you want to add a comment, enter it in the Comment field.
  4. If you want to define other options (such as pre/post backup and restore commands, set encryption or compress data (do not use this option if you want to restore a single file!), consolidate individual tasks under a specific task group, assign a task to the schedule), click the corresponding tabs in the New backup task window.
    Click OK to create the task.
  5. If you want to start the newly created task immediately, right-click the name of the task and click Immediate start. If you want to schedule the task, click New schedule under Main Selection -> Scheduling -> Schedules and set up a schedule. For details, see Creating a schedule.

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    You can also add your backup task to an existing schedule by double-clicking the backup task, selecting the tab Schedules and adding it to one or more schedules. Additionally, you can group your backup tasks to task groups. For details, see Adding a Task to the Task Group.
  7. Once you have configured a schedule, you must create a new backup event for it. For more information, see Creating a backup event.

You can view the status of your backup jobs by selecting Last backup state in the Main selection window. The backup status overview provides detailed information on the last run of backup jobs, including the task name, start and stop time of the last backup, backup type, data size, throughput, assigned media pool, etc.

Known issues

If you have problems with <application name>, check the Troubleshooting Guide.

See also

[[Special:MyLanguage/<application_name>_Restore|<application_name> Restore]] – [[Special:MyLanguage/<application_name>_Configuration|<application_name> Configuration]] – Standard Backup Procedure

External references