Veritas CloudPoint Administrator's Guide
- Getting started with CloudPoint
- Section I. Installing and configuring CloudPoint
- Preparing for installation
- Deploying CloudPoint
- Deploying CloudPoint in the AWS cloud
- About CloudPoint support for AWS IAM roles
- About the CloudPoint AWS CloudFormation template
- Using plug-ins to discover assets
- Configuring off-host plug-ins
- AWS plug-in configuration notes
- Google Cloud Platform plug-in configuration notes
- Microsoft Azure plug-in configuration notes
- HPE RMC plug-in configuration notes
- NetApp plug-in configuration notes
- Hitachi plug-in configuration notes
- InfiniBox plug-in configuration notes
- About CloudPoint plug-ins and assets discovery
- Configuring the on-host agents and plug-ins
- Oracle plug-in configuration notes
- Protecting assets with CloudPoint's agentless feature
- Preparing for installation
- Section II. Configuring users
- Setting up email and adding users
- Assigning roles to users for greater efficiency
- Section III. Protecting and managing data
- User interface basics
- Indexing and classifying your assets
- Protecting your assets with policies
- Tag-based asset protection
- Replicating snapshots for added protection
- Managing your assets
- About snapshot restore
- Single file restore requirements and limitations
- Additional steps required after a SQL Server snapshot restore
- Monitoring activities with notifications and the job log
- Protection and disaster recovery
- Section IV. Maintaining CloudPoint
- CloudPoint logging
- Troubleshooting CloudPoint
- Working with your CloudPoint license
- Managing CloudPoint agents and plug-ins
- Upgrading CloudPoint
- Uninstalling CloudPoint
- Section V. Reference
- Storage array support
- Dell EMC Unity arrays
- Pure Storage FlashArray
- Working with CloudPoint using APIs
- Storage array support
Creating a policy
To create a policy
- On the dashboard, in the Administration widget, locate Policies, and click Manage.
- On the Policies page, click New Policy.
- Complete the New Policy page.
Enter the following:
Name and describe the policy, and enable features.
Enter a name for the policy.
The name can contain 2 to 12 characters. The name can only contain lower case letters, numbers, and hyphens. The name should begin with a letter.
In Google Cloud, a policy name cannot contain an underscore.
If policy contains any on-premise array disk, then the policy name must be a 2 to 12 character string.
In case of a Pure Storage array, the policy name must also not contain an underscore.
A short description to remind you about what the policy does.
The level at which the snapshot is taken: Disk, Host, Application, or Share (applicable to NetApp).
Click the check box to enable application-consistent snapshots.
In an application consistent snapshot, CloudPoint notifies the application that it is about to take a snapshot. The application completes its transactions and writes data to memory. It is then briefly frozen and CloudPoint takes the snapshot. The application resumes activity after the snapshot is taken.
The default is to create a crash-consistent snapshot. This snapshot type does not capture data in memory or pending operations.
An application-consistent snapshot is recommended for database applications. A crash-consistent snapshot is acceptable for other types of assets.
This option is not available with the CloudPoint Freemium license.
CloudPoint does not support application-consistent snapshots on ext2 file systems.
Click the check box to enable replication.
Use the retention parameter to define how many copies of the asset snapshots to create and for how long you wish to keep them. You can choose to retain the snapshot copies for days, weeks, months, or years.
After the retention period expires, CloudPoint automatically deletes all the snapshots and their replicated copies.
Use careful planning and consideration when using this parameter. The retention period applies to the policy-created snapshot copies as well as the replicated snapshot copies that are stored at a different location than the source. All the snapshots are completely lost and you will not have access to them after they are deleted.
The following table shows some sample settings.
Retains the last five snapshots.
An asset may have more total snapshots than the number specified here. If an asset is associated with multiple policies, it has snapshots with each policy. Also, the snapshots you create manually do not count toward the retention total. Manual snapshots are not automatically deleted.
Retains all snapshots for a week.
Retains all snapshots for 3 months.
Use this part of the page to determine how often the policy runs.
Specify the hour or minute interval at which the policy runs.
Click the clock icon to specify the time the policy runs each day.
Use the clock icon and day buttons to specify the day of the week and the time the policy runs.
Use the clock icon and calendar to specify the time and the date each month on which the policy runs.
The following example takes application consistent snapshots each Monday at 12:00 AM. CloudPoint retains four snapshots before it discards the oldest one.
- Click Save.
CloudPoint displays a message that the new policy is created.
- The Policies page displays all the policies that are created.