Creating Policies in Data Center Console

Follow the instructions below to add a Data Protection Policy in Data Center Console.

1. Click on "Policy" in the Main Menu to open the "Policies" screen.

2. In the "Policy" menu, click on "Create New Policy."

3. The "Create New Policy" window will open. It contains the following tabs:

Note
Depending on the limits, defined for the Disk Safe to which the current Policy is assigned, some of the tabs might be disabled. See Creating Disk Safes in Data Center Console

4. Define the following settings specific to the new Policy:


Policy Settings Tab | Data Retention Tab | File Excludes Tab | Advanced Excludes Tab | Databases Tab | Control Panels Tab | Advanced Policy Settings Tab

Policy Settings Tab

This is the main tab for creating a Policy. The following options are available:

Identification

Disk Safe

Scheduling

Note
The lowest possible replication frequency for all the Disk Safes assigned to Volume is defined in Volume properties (Volume properties window "Limits" tab "Options" section "Replication Limit" option).
Data Retention Tab

On this tab, you can set the Recovery Points Limit for the Policy and create an Archiving Schedule.

Note
The Recovery Point limit you set on this tab cannot be greater than the limit defined for the current Disk Safe. See Creating Disk Safes in Data Center Console.
File Excludes Tab

This tab allows you to manually exclude files and folders from the replication.
See Excluding Files and Folders in Data Center Console.

Advanced Excludes Tab

This tab allows you to define a pattern (mask) to exclude files from the replication.
See Excluding Files and Folders in Data Center Console.

Databases Tab

This tab allows you to include MySQL databases in the replication Policy.
See Adding a MySQL Instance to a Policy in Data Center Console.

Control Panels Tab

This tab allows you to add a Control Panel Instance to the Policy.
See Adding Control Panel Instances in Data Center Console.

Advanced Policy Settings Tab

5. Click on "Create" in the bottom of the window to add the Policy to the "Policies" list.

6. You will receive a notification that the creation of the Policy was successful. Click "OK."

7. The new Policy item appears in the "Policies" list. The properties are shown in the grid.

Tip
Click on an item in the "Policies" list to see the Policy details in the bottom pane.

You can also create Policies using the "Policies" tab of the Agent "Details" Pane. This screen provides the same functionality as the main "Policies" screen.