After you create a protection policy, you can enable or disable it. You can also change the policy name, associated assets, and protected directory addresses. You can delete a protection policy that is no longer required. This topic describes how to enable, disable, edit, and delete a protection policy. This topic also describes how to manage servers that are added to a protection policy.

Prerequisites

An anti-ransomware policy is created. For more information, see Create a protection policy.

Background information

A protection policy takes effect only when the status of the protection policy is Normal. If the status of the protection policy is Exception, we recommend you handle the exception in a timely manner. For more information, see What do I do if the status of a protection policy is abnormal?

Enable or disable a protection policy

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the policy that you want to enable or disable and turn on or turn off the switch in the Policy Status column.
    • Enable a policy

      Security Center applies a protection policy to back up your server data only after the protection policy is enabled. In the Policy Status column, turn on the switch to enable a protection policy.

    • Disable a policy
      Notice If a data restoration task is running based on the current protection policy, the task stops when the policy is disabled. Before you disable the policy, make sure that no restoration tasks are running based on the policy.

      If your servers do not need anti-ransomware, you can turn off the switch in the Policy Status column.

Edit a protection policy

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the protection policy that you want to edit and click Edit in the Actions column.Edit a protection policy
  4. In the Edit Policies panel, configure the parameters.Edit Policies panel
    For more information about the parameters, see Create a protection policy.
  5. Click OK.

Manage servers that are added to a protection policy

After you create a protection policy, you can add servers to or remove servers from the protection policy. You can also install or uninstall the anti-ransomware client on your servers.

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the protection policy that you want to apply to your servers and click the Hide/Show icon icon.
  4. Manage the servers on which the protection policy takes effect.
    You can perform the following operations:
    • Add servers to the protection policy

      When you edit the protection policy, you can add servers to the protection policy. For more information, see Edit a protection policy.

      To make sure that the anti-ransomware capacity is effectively utilized, you can add a server to only one policy. You can add a maximum of 100 servers to each protection policy.

    • Remove servers from the protection policy
      Notice After a server is removed from the protection policy, Security Center no longer protects the server against ransomware and deletes all backup data of the server. Deleted backup data cannot be recovered. Proceed with caution.

      If you no longer need anti-ransomware for a server, click Delete in the Actions column. In the message that appears, click OK. If you want to remove multiple servers from a protection policy, select the servers and click Delete below the server list.

    • Install or uninstall the anti-ransomware client
      Notice
      • After the anti-ransomware client is uninstalled, Security Center deletes the server data that is backed up by the client. Deleted backup data cannot be recovered. Exercise caution when you uninstall the anti-ransomware client.
      • After Security Center deletes the server data that is backed up by the client, it releases the anti-ransomware capacity. The anti-ransomware capacity is updated within 12 to 48 hours after the release. We recommend that you recheck the anti-ransomware capacity after a sufficient amount of time.

      If you want to install or uninstall the anti-ransomware client on a server, click Install or Uninstall in the Actions column. If you want to install or uninstall the anti-ransomware client on multiple servers that is added to the same protection policy, select the servers and click Install or Uninstall below the server list.

Delete a protection policy

Notice After you delete a protection policy, the running backup tasks that are based on the policy automatically stop, and the data that is backed up on the servers added to the policy is deleted. Deleted backup data cannot be recovered. Proceed with caution.
  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the protection policy that you want to delete and click Delete in the Actions column.
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.