How to schedule a backup in Ace Public Cloud backup center?

In a digital landscape that constantly evolves, safeguarding your critical information is paramount. As reliance on the cloud grows, the need for robust backup solutions becomes crucial. Cloud-based backup solutions offer flexibility, scalability, and reliability, empowering users to protect their data from hardware failures, accidental deletions, and catastrophic events. Automation and scheduling capabilities reduce manual intervention and the risk of human error.

This comprehensive guide equips you with the knowledge to effectively schedule backups in the Ace Public Cloud backup center.

Step 1: Log in to your account.

Step 2: Navigate to Services and click on My Services.

Step 3: Click on the specific project where you intend to set up the backup. This ensures that the backup is associated with the correct project and its resources.

Step 4: Go to the left navigation bar, and under the Utilities section, find and click on Backup Center. This will grant you access to the dedicated backup management area within your cloud platform.

Now, let's explore the various tabs available within the Backup Center:

i. Backup Center Overview Page: The Backup Center Overview Page provides a snapshot of recent backup activities. Here's what you'll find:

  • Scheduled Backup: This list displays operations you've scheduled for creating backups.

  • Failed Jobs: It lists backup tasks that encountered issues and failed within the last 24 hours.

  • In Progress: Shows backups currently in progress during the past 24 hours.

  • Completed: Lists backups successfully executed in the last 24 hours.

ii. Policy Tab: This tab allows you to define rules governing how backups are created. It's like setting up a blueprint for your backups. Here are the steps for creating a backup policy:

  1. Policy Name: Assign a name to your backup policy to help you identify and manage policies effectively.

  2. Frequency: Specify how often you want the backup to occur. You can choose from options such as "Daily," "Weekly," or "Monthly." This determines the regularity of your backups.

  3. Time: Set the exact time when you want the backup operation to run. You can specify the 30 minutes slots for this.

  4. Time Zone: Select the time zone that aligns with your desired backup schedule. This ensures that backups occur at the correct local time.

  5. Choose Backup Type: Decide whether you want to perform incremental or full backups. Incremental backups only save changes since the last backup, while full backups save all data.

After you have configured all the necessary settings for your backup policy, the next step is to click on the "Create Policy" button. This action will finalize and save your policy within the backup center of your cloud platform.

Once your policy is created, you'll have successfully established an automated backup strategy, streamlining the backup process and enhancing the security and availability of your data in the public cloud environment. By configuring these policy settings, you create a predefined set of rules that will be applied when you assign this policy to a volume or resource. This way, you can automate the backup process with the specified criteria, ensuring data protection and compliance with your backup strategy.

iii. Backup: To proceed with creating a backup, follow these steps:

  1. Backup Name: Specify a name for your backup that will help you easily identify and manage your backups in the future.

  2. Choose a Policy: Select a backup policy that you created earlier in Step 4 - ii to apply to your backup. This ensures that your backup adheres to the specific backup frequency, timing, and type you established in that policy.

  3. Choose an Instance: Select the cloud instance for which you want to create a backup.

  4. Select Volume of Current Instance: Once you've chosen an instance, you can proceed to check the box for the specific volume of that instance that you wish to back up.

a. If required, you have the option to choose various volumes from different instances to run concurrent backup tasks by repeating the actions outlined in Steps 3 and 4 of the Backup Section.

b. To exclude a specific volume from the backup process, simply revisit the instance selection, and deselect the checkbox corresponding to that particular volume.

After specifying the backup name, choosing the policy, and selecting the instance and volume(s) for backup, click the "Create Backup" button. This action initiates the backup process according to the chosen policy.

iv. Policy Listing: This tab serves as a repository of all the backup policies you have created. Here's what you can do within this tab:

  • Edit or Delete Policies: From the actions column, you can perform actions like editing or deleting a policy. Editing allows you to modify the rules and settings of an existing policy to adapt to changing backup requirements. Deleting a policy removes it from the list and discontinues its use for future backups.

  • You also have the option to filter and view policies based on criteria such as name, type, and frequency. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the filter type: You can select from three filter options - name, type, or frequency.

  2. Specify the filter value: For example, if you've chosen "frequency" as the filter criteria, you can set the value as "daily," "weekly," or "monthly." In this scenario, since all backups are scheduled daily, if you search for "weekly," you won't find any matching values as there are no weekly scheduled backups.

v. Task Listing: This tab provides a historical record of all the actions or updates related to each backup task. It includes the following details for each task:

  • Backup Name: The name of the backup task.

  • Volume ID: The unique identifier for the volume being backed up.

  • Policy Name: The name of the policy applied to this backup.

  • Instance Name: The name of the cloud instance associated with this backup.

  • Status: The current status of the backup task, such as "Scheduled," "In Progress,", “Success”, or "Failed."

  • Updated At: The timestamp indicating when the task was last updated or modified.

You also have the option to filter and view tasks based on criteria such as name, volume ID, and status. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the filter type: You can select from three filter options - name, volume ID, or status.

  2. Specify the filter value: For example, if you've chosen "status" as the filter criteria, you can set the value as "Success," "Failed," or "In Progress."

vi. Notifications: This tab acts as a notification center for error messages and alerts related to your backup operations. It includes the following information for each notification:

  • Volume ID: The unique identifier of the volume associated with the error.

  • Policy Name: The name of the policy connected to the backup task encountering the error.

  • Error Message: A description of the error or issue that occurred during the backup process.

You also have the option to filter and view notifications based on criteria such as volume ID and policy name. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the filter type: You can select from two filter options - volume ID and policy.

  2. Specify the filter value: For example, if you've chosen "policy name" as the filter criteria, you can set the value to any policy that you have set for the backup.


These tabs within the Backup Center provide valuable insights into your backup policies, task history, and error notifications, offering a holistic view of your data protection efforts in the public cloud. Effective management and monitoring of these components are critical for maintaining the reliability and security of your cloud-based backups.

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