Staging (Seeding) Initial Backup

Since initial backups are often large, the first backup job run can be slow and time-consuming when done over WAN, and it can also put an undesirable load on the network when done over LAN. To speed up the initial backup and save network bandwidth, you can perform a staged backup (seed backups): run the initial backup on a removable media device (such as an external USB hard drive), transfer the media to a new location, and then run an incremental backup to the new location.

To perform a staged backup, follow the steps below:

  1. Create a new Backup Repository.

  2. Create and run a new backup job.

  3. After the job has completed, move the Backup Repository to a new location.

  4. If required, edit the backup job and specify a schedule for the backup job.