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Adding a Backup Job

 

You can create backup jobs for all devices, or individual groups of devices in Configuration Source Management.

After you define the search criteria, you define the job schedule. The schedule configuration displays in the Triggers column. The triggers for a job represent the job schedule. You can have multiple schedules that are configured. For example, you can configure two schedule options so a job runs every Monday and the first of every month.

  1. On the navigation menu, click Admin to open the admin tab.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. In the Risk Manager pane, click Configuration Source Management.
  4. Click the Jobs tab.
  5. Select New Job >Backup.
  6. Configure values for the following parameters:

    Option

    Description

    Job Name

    Type the name you want to apply to this job.

    Group

    From the Group list, select the group to which you want to assign this job.

    If there no groups are listed, you can type a group name. You can sort jobs after they are assigned to a group.

    Comment

    Type any comment you want to associate with this backup job. You can type up to 255 characters in your description of the backup job.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Select one of the following search methods:

    Option

    Description

    Static list

    You can use a static list to search for devices by using several options. Using the static list option, you can define the specific devices on which you want to run the job.

    Search

    Type an IP address or CIDR range that you want to include in the job. When you define the search criteria, the search for devices is performed after the job is run. This ensures that any new devices are included in the job.

  9. If you chose Static list, define the search criteria:
    1. Click the Devices tab.

    2. From the list on the Devices tab, select the search criteria. For more information, see Manage Backup Jobs.

    3. Click Go.

    4. In the Devices tab, select the devices that you want to include in the job.

    5. In the Job Details pane, click Add selected from device view search.

  10. If you chose Search, define the search criteria:
    1. Click the Devices tab.

    2. Using the list in the Devices tab, select the search criteria. For more information, see the Manage Backup Jobs.

    3. Click Go.

    4. In the Job Details pane, click Use search from devices view. This search criteria is used to determine devices that are associated with this job.

  11. Click Schedule, and configure values for the following parameters:

    Option

    Description

    Name

    Type a name for the schedule configuration.

    Start time

    Select a time and date you want to start the backup process. The time must be specified in military time.

    Frequency

    Select the frequency that you want to associate with this schedule.

    Cron

    Type a cron expression, which is interpreted in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For assistance, contact your administrator.

    Specify End Date

    Optional. Select a date to end the job schedule.

  12. Click Save in the Trigger pane.
  13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 to create multiple schedules.
  14. If you want to run the job immediately, click Run Now.
  15. Click Yes to continue.