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Follow the instructions below to add a [Linux Home Directories|Protect Linux home directories] Instance to a Policy.

For more information on how to add a Control Panel Instance, see [Adding Control Panel Instances|Adding Control Panel Instances].

1. Select the "Control Panels" tab in the "Create New Policy" window. You can do so while [creating a new Policy|Create policies], as shown below.

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You can also select the "Control Panels" tab in the "Edit Policy" window after the Policy has been saved and even after it has been run. See [Edit policies].

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2. On the "Control Panels" tab of the "Edit Policy" window, click on the "Add Control Panel Instance" button.

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3. The "Add Control Panel Instance" window will appear. Familiarize yourself with the introductory information, and click "Next" to proceed with adding the Instance.

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4. On the following "Instance Details" screen, choose the "Linux Home Directories" Instance type.

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The "Linux Home Directories" option allows you to replicate and restore the regular Linux accounts located in the _/home_ directory.

5. Follow the remaining steps as shown in [Adding Control Panel Instances|Add control panel instance].

6. After the verification, click "Save" to add your Linux Home Directory Instance to the Policy.

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7. The added Control Panel Instance will appear on the "Control Panels" tab of the "Edit Policy" window. Instance options are displayed in the appropriate columns.

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8. Click on the "Save" button in the "Edit Policy" window to save your changes.

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9. Once you have added the Linux Home Directory Instance to the Policy, the system will display a direct link to the Backup Manager for Control Panel users in the "Login" column. Using the link, users can access their backups and restore data as a .zip or .tar file. To log in, they must use their Control Panel credentials.

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{excerpt:hidden=true}Instructions on how to add a Linux home directory instance to a policy in Server Backup Manager.{excerpt}