Setting blackout windows

DLO can be configured to stop backups at specific times to selected file servers, or to file servers that are managed by a specific maintenance server. This feature is called a blackout window. When a blackout window is configured for a selected resource, backups to network user data folders are suspended during the specified period.

Blackout windows are specific to the resource for which they are created. To use the same schedule for two different resources, you must configure them separately.

To configure a blackout window for a network resource

  1. On the DLO navigation bar, click Setup.

  2. In the task pane, under Tool Tasks, click Blackout windows.

  3. From the File Server list, select a network resource for which you want to configure a blackout window.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To edit an existing schedule, select it from the drop-down menu.

    • To create a new schedule click New.

  5. In Occurs, indicate whether you want the blackout window to occurr weekly or on a specific date.

  6. Enter the starting time and day and the ending time and day.

  7. Click OK.

Setting blackout windows