After you create a custom protection policy, you can enable or disable it. In addition, you can modify the policy name, associated assets, and protected directory addresses. If a protection policy is no longer used to protect your workloads, you can delete it. This topic describes how to enable, disable, edit, and delete a protection policy.

Background information

Only when the status of a protection policy is Normal, it is in effect. If the status of a protection policy is Exception, we recommend that you handle it in a timely manner. For more information, see What should 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-Virus.
  3. On the Anti-Virus page, click Add anti-ransomware policies.
  4. On the General anti-ransomware solutions page, find the target policy and turn on or off the switch in the Policy Status column to enable or disable the target policy.
    • Enable a policy

      Only after a protection policy is enabled, Security Center will apply it to backing up your server data. You can turn on the switch in the Policy Status column to enable a protection policy.

      Enable a protection policy
    • Disable a policy
      Notice If a restoration task is running based on the current protection policy, the restoration task stops when the policy is disabled. We recommend that you confirm whether restoration tasks are running based on the policy before you disable it.

      If currently your servers do not need anti-ransomware protection, 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-Virus.
  3. On the Anti-Virus page, click Add anti-ransomware policies.
  4. On the General anti-ransomware solutions page, find the target policy and click Edit in the Actions column.Edit a protection policy
  5. On the Edit Policies tab, set the parameters.
    For more information about the parameters, see Create a protection policy.
  6. Click OK.

Delete a protection policy

After you delete a protection policy, backup tasks based on the policy stop automatically. You can no longer create restoration tasks based on this policy. Confirm whether the policy is required for the protection of your servers before you delete it.

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-Virus.
  3. On the Anti-Virus page, click Add anti-ransomware policies.
  4. On the General anti-ransomware solutions page, find the target policy and click Delete in the Actions column.Delete a protection policy
  5. In the dialog box that appears, click OK.
    Note After you delete a protection policy, backup tasks based on the policy are automatically stopped. You can no longer create restoration tasks based on this policy. After you delete a protection policy, the data that has already been backed up is not deleted. The data is retained based on the retention period specified in the deleted policy. The retained data is automatically deleted when the retention period expires. If you apply another policy to the current server, you can restore the data that has been backed up.