After you create an anti-ransomware policy, you can disable or enable it. You can also change the policy name and protected directory addresses, and manage the protected servers. If you no longer require the anti-ransomware policy, you can delete it. This topic describes how to disable, enable, edit, and delete an anti-ransomware policy. This topic also describes how to manage the servers that are added to an anti-ransomware policy.

Prerequisites

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

Background information

An anti-ransomware policy takes effect only when the status of the anti-ransomware policy is Normal. If the status of the anti-ransomware policy is Exception, we recommend that you handle the exception at the earliest opportunity. For more information, see What do I do if the status of an anti-ransomware policy is abnormal?

Disable or enable an anti-ransomware 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, click the Server extortion virus protection tab.
  4. On the Server extortion virus protection tab, find the anti-ransomware policy that you want to disable or enable and turn off or turn on the switch in the Policy Status column.
    • Disable an anti-ransomware policy

      If you back up the data on your server based on the anti-ransomware policy for the first time, a large number of CPU and memory resources may be consumed. As a result, your services may be affected. To prevent resource waste and service interruption, turn off the switch in the Policy Status column to disable the anti-ransomware policy. After you disable the anti-ransomware policy, the data backup task that is running based on the policy stops. We recommend that you enable the anti-ransomware policy during off-peak hours to back up data.

    • Enable an anti-ransomware policy

      By default, after you create an anti-ransomware policy for a server, the policy is enabled. If you disable the anti-ransomware policy because the data backup task consumes a large number of CPU and memory resources of your server, you can enable the policy during off-peak hours. The data on your server can be backed up based on the anti-ransomware policy only when the policy is enabled. To enable the policy, turn on the switch in the Policy Status column.

Edit an anti-ransomware 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, click the Server extortion virus protection tab.
  4. On the Server extortion virus protection tab, find the anti-ransomware policy that you want to edit and click Edit in the Actions column. Edit an anti-ransomware policy
  5. In the Edit Policies panel, configure the parameters.
    For more information about the parameters, see Create an anti-ransomware policy.
  6. Click OK.
    Security Center runs data backup tasks based on the anti-ransomware policy after modification.

Manage servers that are added to an anti-ransomware policy

After you create an anti-ransomware policy, you can add servers to or remove servers from the anti-ransomware policy. You can also install the anti-ransomware agent on your servers or uninstall the agent from 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, click the Server extortion virus protection tab.
  4. On the Server extortion virus protection tab, find the anti-ransomware policy whose servers you want to manage and click the Show icon icon. The servers to which the anti-ransomware policy is applied are displayed.
  5. Manage the servers that are displayed.
    You can perform the following operations:
    • Add servers to the anti-ransomware policy
      When you edit the anti-ransomware policy, you can add servers to the anti-ransomware policy. For more information, see Edit an anti-ransomware policy.
      Note 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 anti-ransomware policy.
    • Remove servers from the anti-ransomware policy
      Notice After a server is removed from the anti-ransomware policy, Security Center no longer protects the server against ransomware and deletes all backup data of the server. Deleted backup data cannot be restored. Proceed with caution.

      If you no longer require 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 an anti-ransomware policy, select the servers and click Delete below the server list.

    • Install or uninstall the anti-ransomware agent

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

Delete an anti-ransomware policy

Notice After you delete an anti-ransomware policy, the data backup task that is running based on the policy stops. In addition, the backup data of all servers on which the policy takes effect is deleted. Deleted backup data cannot be restored. 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, click the Server extortion virus protection tab.
  4. On the Server extortion virus protection tab, find the anti-ransomware policy that you want to delete and click Delete in the Actions column.
  5. In the Are you sure you want to delete the current policy? message, click OK.