This topic describes how to use Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) to back up files from an on-premises server.

Prerequisites

The preparations for data backup are completed. For more information, see Prepare for a data backup.

Create a backup plan

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > On-Premises Backup.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Select a file that you want to back up.
    • If you are not using the latest version of backup client, click File (New) on the On-Premises Backup page.
    • If you are using the latest version of backup client, click File on the On-Premises Backup page.
  5. Click Back Up in the Actions column to the right of the backup client that you want to use.
  6. In the Create Backup Plan panel, set the parameters and click OK.
    Parameter Description
    Backup Vault If you have created backup vaults, click Select Vault and select a backup vault from the Vault Name drop-down list. If you have not created backup vaults, click Create Vault and specify Vault Name. The vault name must be 1 to 64 characters in length.
    Note A backup vault is a repository where HBR stores backup data in the cloud. You can back up files from multiple HBR backup clients to a vault. Backup vaults reside in different regions. You can select or create a backup vault only in the current region.
    Vault Name The name of the backup vault where HBR stores backup data.
    Basic Settings
    Plan Name The name of the backup plan. By default, a random name is used.
    Backup Rules Select All Folders or Specified Folders.
    • If you select All Folders, you must select whether to turn on Exclude System Folders.
      • If you turn on Exclude System Folders, the system folders of Windows and Linux ECS instances are not backed up.

        You can move the pointer over the 1 icon to the right of Exclude System Folders to view the system folders in Windows and Linux.

      • If you turn off Exclude System Folders, all folders of the ECS instances are backed up.
    • If you select Specified Folders, you must enter the names of system folders in the Source Paths field.

      Specify the paths based on the following rules:

      • If the source path does not contain an asterisk (*) wildcard, you can enter up to eight source paths.
      • If the source path contains an asterisk (*) wildcard, you can enter only a single path. The path can be in the /*/* format.
      • Only absolute paths are supported, such as paths that start with /, \\, C:\, or D:\.
      • If VSS backup is used, you can enter only one path. UNC paths or wildcards (*) are not supported. You cannot exclude files from the backup plan.
      • If UNC paths are used, VSS paths or wildcards (*) are not supported. You cannot exclude files from the backup plan. If a UNC path is specified, HBR does not back up the access control list (ACL) of Windows.
    Exclude System Folders If you turn on Exclude System Folders, system folders are not backed up.
    Backup File Type You can select All Types or Specified Type.

    You can move the pointer over the 1 icon to the right of Backup File Type to view the supported backup file types.

    If you select Specified Type, you must select the types of the files you want to back up from the Select File Type drop-down list.

    Advanced Rule Mode
    Source Paths This parameter is required only if you turn on Advanced Rule Mode. You can customize source paths.

    Specify the paths based on the following rules:

    • If the source path does not contain an asterisk (*) wildcard, you can enter up to eight source paths.
    • If the source path contains an asterisk (*) wildcard, you can enter only a single path. The path can be in the /*/* format.
    • Only absolute paths are supported, such as paths that start with /, \\, C:\, or D:\.
    • If VSS backup is used, you can enter only one path. UNC paths or wildcards (*) are not supported. You cannot exclude files from the backup plan.
    • If UNC paths are used, VSS paths or wildcards (*) are not supported. You cannot exclude files from the backup plan. If a UNC path is specified, HBR does not back up the access control list (ACL) of Windows.
    Backup Rule This parameter is required only if you turn on Advanced Rule Mode.
    • Include All Files: All files are backed up.
    • Include Files or Exclude Files: In the text box, enter the paths to the folders and files that you want to restore. HBR restores files that are backed up from the paths based on the restoration policy.
    Time Settings
    Start Time The time at which the backup plan starts. The time is accurate to seconds.
    Backup Interval The interval at which incremental backup is performed. Unit: hours, days, or weeks.
    Retention Policy You can select Limited or Permanent.

    If you select Limited, you must select the types of the files you want to back up from the Select File Type drop-down list.

    If you select Permanent, the backup files are permanently retained.

    Retention Period The retention period of backup data. Unit: days, weeks, months, or years.
    Throttle Bandwidth Specifies whether to throttle the bandwidth. You can limit the bandwidth used for data backup during peak hours to guarantee business continuity.

    If you turn on Throttle Bandwidth, you must select the Time Range (Hour) based on your requirements, enter the Max Bandwidth (MB) for backup during the specified time range, and then click Add.

What to do next

  • Use HTTPS to transmit data.

    If you use HTTPS to transmit data, the performance of data transmission is compromised. If you modify the setting of this parameter, the modification takes effect on the next backup or restore job.

    After data is encrypted and stored in the backup vault, you can choose More > Client Settings in the Actions columns and select whether to use HTTPS to transmit data.

  • Configure a backup alert policy.

    You can choose More > Alert Settings in the Action columns and then select a backup alert policy described in the following table.

    Alert policy Description
    Disabled The backup client does not send alert notifications.
    Same as Vault The backup client sends alert notifications in the same way as the backup vault.
    Default The backup client sends alert notifications to the owner of the Alibaba Cloud account by using emails.
    Custom If you select this option, you must select one or more contacts or contact groups. Then, the backup client sends alert notifications to the selected contacts and contact groups.
  • Delete a backup.

    If you delete a backup, all backup data generated by the backup client is deleted and all backup and restore jobs that are being performed by the client fail. Before you delete a backup client, make sure that the backup data generated by the backup client is no longer required. In addition, make sure that no backup or restore jobs are being performed by the backup client.

    You can choose More > Delete Backup in the Actions column and then click OK to delete the backup data that is no longer required.

What to do next

Restore files