Backup SLAs

Backup SLAs allow you to group backup policies and schedules for multiple VMs. In general, a VM can have at most only one backup policy to always have an easy-to-interpret configuration.

Each policy can have multiple schedules assigned so that you can define more complex schedules in which backups are executed even multiple times each day and with a different backup type.


  • schedules define the type of backup - full or incremental

  • the approach we highly recommend is to create a schedule for periodic full backup and always assign at least 1 such schedule in backup SLAs

  • in order to create incremental backups, you always need to have at least 1 incremental backup schedule and run at least one full backup

  • in most virtualization platforms supported byStorware Backup & Recovery, it is required to keep the last snapshot for future incremental backups

  • there is no limit to the number of policies you can create

  • there is no limit to the number of virtual machines a user can add to the policy

  • the limit of the number of virtual machines that can be added to Storware Backup and Recovery is 10000. This is the overall maximum value of protected objects that the server can scale to

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