Step 13. Recurring Schedule

The Recurring Schedule wizard step has different layout depending on the options selected on the Schedule step:

  • Once you selected the Recurring (predefined templates) option, refer to the Predefined Templates paragraph
  • Once you selected the Recurring (advanced settings) option, refer to the Advanced Settings paragraph

Predefined Templates

  • In the Start backup field, specify the date and time of the first backup plan run
  • Select the required schedule from the Select schedule template drop-down list. The following schedules are available:
    • Incremental backup every week, block-level backup every day
    • Incremental backup every day, block-level backup every hour
    • Incremental backup every day
  • In case you want to customize the schedule templates:
    • Select or deselect the Incremental backup every: check box, and, if the check box is selected, specify the period of an incremental backup run in hours and minutes
    • Select or deselect the Block-level every: check box, and, if the check box is selected, specify the period of a block-level backup run in hours and minutes.

Click Next.

Note that block-level backup can be enabled only on Recurring Schedule steps of the backup wizard. To learn more about block-level backup, refer to the Block-Level Backup chapter

Advanced Settings

  • Select or deselect the Incremental backup: check box, then click Edit schedule and specify the period of an incremental backup in the Recurring Schedule Options dialog box. Once you are finished, click OK

  • Select or deselect the Block-level backup: check box, then click Edit schedule and specify the period of a block-level backup in the Recurring Schedule Options dialog box. Once you are finished, click OK

In case you Select the Run Incremental Backup instead of Block-level Backup if total size of previous Block-level backups exceeds: check box, then specify the size of the block-level backup in percent. The default value is 50%.

Click Next.

Note that block-level backup can be enabled only on Recurring Schedule steps of the backup wizard. To learn more about block-level backup, refer to the Block-Level Backup chapter

Additionally, refer to the following technical blog posts to learn more about the difference between full and block-level backups: