8.1. Defining Global Backup Settings

If you have the necessary permissions, you can define the default virtual environment backup settings for the whole Virtuozzo infrastructure on the Configure Backups screen (in the Setup group on the left Virtuozzo Automator menu):

  • On the Backup Type drop-down menu, select one of the following types of backup:

    • Full backup. This type is recommended when doing a backup job for the first time and contains all the data selected for the backup. A full backup storage space and completion time requirements are the highest. Note, the physical server where you choose to store a full backup may have limitation on the allowed number of full backups. If it is so, the Wizard will delete the oldest backup with all its incremental backups on the physical server in order to create a new one. For more details, see Defining per-Physical Server Backup Settings.
    • Incremental backup affects only those files and data which have changed since the last backup and takes less storage space and creation time.
  • Choose the Backup Node for storing virtual environment backups regardless of their source physical servers.

  • In the Number of full backups to keep field, specify the maximum number of the full backups that will be stored on the physical server.


    In case, the specified number is exceeded, the oldest backup and all its incremental backups will be deleted from the physical server to free up the space for a new full backup.

  • Enable backup rotation with the help of the settings in the Incremental Backup Settings group. Use the provided checkboxes to specify the number of incremental backups and/or days after which Virtuozzo Automator should create a new full backup, thus annulling the previous incremental backups.


All of these settings can also be set individually for each physical server or virtual environment.

Click Submit to save the changes.