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VBS Backup Management

You can set filtering criteria to query wanted backups, add tags to backups for grouped management, and share your backups with other projects.

CSBS backups of ECSs are also displayed on the VBS backup page and can be distinguished from VBS backups by Source in the backup details.

After Instant Restore is enabled, each backup will be marked with a letter C or E at the right of its name to show whether it supports instant restoration. A backup marked with letter C is a common backup and does not support instant restoration. A backup marked with letter E is an enhanced backup and supports instant restoration. For details, see Introduction to Instant Restore.

Search for a VBS Backup

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region and a project.
  3. Click . Under Storage, click Volume Backup Service.
  4. Search for backups.

    • On the top of the list, select My backups and Backups shared with me in the drop-down list.
      • On the My backups page, search for backups by backup name, backup ID, KMS key ID, or disk ID, and then click to search. See Figure 1.
        Figure 1 My backups
      • On the Backups shared with me page, you can see the time when the backup is shared in the Shared column. You can search for backups by backup name, backup ID, disk ID, or owner project ID, as shown in Figure 2. Click to search.
        Figure 2 Backups shared with me
    • Above the page, select a state to search for backups.
    • In the upper right corner of the page, you can click the Search by Tag tab to search for backups.
      • On the Search by Tag tab page that is displayed, enter a tag key and a tag value (must be among existing keys and values), click , and then click Search.
      • You can use more than one tag for a combination search. Each time after a key and a value are entered, click . The added tag search criteria are displayed under the text boxes. When more than one tag is added, they will be applied together for a combination search. A maximum of 10 tags can be added at the same time.
      • You can click Reset under the search criteria to reset the search criteria.

  5. Click in the row of a VBS backup to view its details.

    NOTE:

    The Created column in the backup list indicates the time when the backup was created.

View the Status of a Backup Job

After creating backup jobs, you can view backup job status in Job Status above the backup list.

The backup job status can be:

  • Processing: a backup job is being executed
  • Failed: a backup job failed to be executed
    NOTE:
    • You can click the number next to Job Status to view details about the backup job creation. The Created column indicates the time when the backup job was started.
    • If no backup jobs in either of the two states are displayed, Job Status is left blank.

Delete a VBS Backup

To delete unwanted VBS backups, ensure the backups' statuses are Available or Error and Source is VBS.

Backups whose Source is CSBS can be deleted only on the CSBS management console.

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region and a project.
  3. Click . Under Storage, click Volume Backup Service.
  4. Locate the row that contains the target VBS backup in the backup list.
  5. Click Delete in the Operation column.
  6. In the dialog box that is displayed, confirm the information and click OK. See Figure 3.

    Figure 3 Deleting a backup

  7. Optional: To delete multiple backups in a batch, click to select them, and then click the Delete button above the list. In the dialog box that is displayed, confirm the deletion information and click OK.

Manage Tags of a VBS Backup

You can add tags to a backup as well as edit and delete these tags. Tags are used to filter and manage backup resources only.

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region and a project.
  3. Click . Under Storage, click Volume Backup Service.
  4. Click in the row of a VBS backup to view its details.
  5. Click Tags in the details area to expand the tag management panel.

    The panel displays all tags of the VBS backup.

    • Adding tags
      1. Click Add Tag in the upper left corner.
      2. In the dialog box that is displayed, set the key and value of the new tag. For details, see Figure 4.

        A tag is represented in the form of a key-value pair. Tags are used to identify, classify, and search for cloud resources. A backup can have a maximum of 10 tags.

        Table 1 describes parameters of a tag.

        Table 1 Parameter description

        Parameter

        Description

        Example Value

        Key

        Each tag of a backup has a unique key. The key of a tag is user-definable or is selected from those of existing tags in TMS.

        The naming rules for a tag key are as follows:

        • It ranges from 1 to 36 Unicode characters.
        • It can contain only letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).

        Key_0001

        Value

        The values of tags can be repetitive and can be blank.

        The naming rules for a tag value are as follows:

        • It ranges from 0 to 43 Unicode characters.
        • It can contain only letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).

        Value_0001

        Figure 4 Adding tags
      3. Click OK.
    • Editing a tag
      1. In the Operation column of the tag that you want to edit, click Edit.
      2. In the Edit Tag dialog box that is displayed, modify the tag value. Table 1 describes the parameters.

        If the updated tag is identical to an existing one, only one is retained.

      3. Click OK.
    • Deleting a tag
      1. In the Operation column of the tag that you want to delete, click Delete.
      2. In the dialog box that is displayed, confirm the deletion information.
      3. Click OK.
    • Searching for backups by tag

      For details, see Search for a VBS Backup.

Manage Shared VBS Backups

A tenant can share a backup with other tenants.

Encrypted backups cannot be shared. Backups of common I/O (performance optimized I) and ultra-high I/O (latency optimized) disks cannot be shared.

Backups cannot be shared across regions. This indicates that projects sharing a backup must be in the same region as the backup.

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region and a project.
  3. Click . Under Storage, click Volume Backup Service.
  4. Click in the row of a backup.
  5. Click Shares in the backup details area to expand the share management panel.

    The panel displays the ID list of projects with which the backup is shared.

    • Adding a share
    1. In the upper left corner, click Share Backup, and then the Share Backup dialog box is displayed. For details, see Figure 5.
      Figure 5 Adding a share
    2. Enter the project ID of the target tenant.
      NOTE:

      A project ID is a string of 32 characters that can contain letters and digits but cannot be digits only.

    3. Click Add in the dialog box to add another project ID. A tenant can share a backup with another 10 tenants.
    4. Click OK.
    • Deleting a share
    1. Select a share that you want to delete, and click Unshare in the Operation column.
    2. In the dialog box that is displayed, confirm the deletion information.
    3. Click OK.