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(WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Backup Configuration)

Overview

The Backup Configuration interface allows system administrators to customize their scheduled backups.

Note:

The system applies the current Backup Configuration settings to accounts that you create or transfer.

The Backup Settings tab

Use the Backup Settings tab to enable and set up your backup configuration.

Backup Status

Select Enable Backups to back up your WHM account files. This setting is disabled by default.

Warning:

When you deselect the checkbox, you also disable WHM's File and Directory Restoration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backups >> File and Directory Restoration) and hide cPanel's File and Directory Restoration interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> File and Directory Restoration). For more information, read the How to Manage Metadata Settings documentation.

Global Settings

Configure the following global backup settings for your WHM account.

SettingDescription
Backup Type

Select one of the following options to determine how the system stores backup files:

  • Compressed — Select this setting to save all of your information in a compressed format. This setting uses less disk space but requires more time to finish a backup.
  • Uncompressed — Select this setting to save all of your information in an uncompressed format. This setting uses more disk space but runs faster than Compressed backups.
  • Incremental — Select this setting to save all of your files in the directory tree. This setting uses a combination of hard links and files for speed and to save disk space.
Check the Available Disk Space

Select this checkbox to enable the system to check whether the server contains the minimum free disk space available to create local backups. This setting is enabled by default.

If you do not select this setting, the server will run backups regardless of the amount of free disk space available.

Warning:

If the server runs out of free disk space, critical services may no longer function until you create more available space.

After you select the Check the Available Disk Space checkbox, you can perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the amount of free disk space that the backup system requires before it performs backups.
  2. Select one of the following units of measurement:
    • % — Percent of available disk space.
    • MB — Megabytes.
Maximum Destination Backup Timeout

Enter the maximum number of seconds to allow a backup process to upload a single backup file to a destination.

Note:

Ensure that the number of seconds that you enter will provide enough time for the system to upload your largest backup file.

Maximum Backup Restoration Timeout

Enter the maximum number of seconds to allow a backup process to restore a single backup file.

Note:

Ensure that the number of seconds that you enter will provide enough time for the system to restore your largest backup file.

Scheduling and Retention

The Scheduling and Retention settings allow you to specify when to run the backup process. Select to run backups on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or you may use a combination of these settings. Select the checkboxes that correspond to the timing settings that you wish to use.

Note:

You must select at least one of the following settings.

SettingDescription
Daily Backup

Your system creates a new backup on each of the days of the week that you select. If you select this setting, you must perform the following actions:

  1. Select which days you wish to run backups.
  2. In the Retention text box, enter the maximum number of daily backup files to store on your system at any given time. Enter any number between 1 and 9999.
  3. To keep all successful and unsuccessful backups, select the Strictly enforce retention, regardless of backup success checkbox. For more information, read the Backup Retention Behavior documentation.
Weekly Backup

Your system creates a new backup once each week on the day that you select. If you select this setting, you must perform the following actions:

  1. Select which day of the week you wish to run backups.
  2. In the Retention text box, enter the maximum number of weekly backups to store on your system at any given time. Enter any number between 1 and 9999.
  3. To keep all successful and unsuccessful backups, select the Strictly enforce retention, regardless of backup success checkbox. For more information, read the Backup Retention Behavior documentation.
Monthly Backup

Your system creates a new backup either once or twice per month, on the first or 15th day of each month. If you select this setting, then you must perform the following actions:

  1. Select which days of the month you wish to run backups.
  2. In the Retention text box, enter the maximum number of monthly backups to store on your system at any given time. Enter any number between 1 and 9999.
  3. To keep all successful and unsuccessful backups, select the Strictly enforce retention, regardless of backup success checkbox. For more information, read the Backup Retention Behavior documentation.

Note:

If you run daily and monthly backups on the same day, the daily backup runs first. When the daily backup completes, the monthly backup copies the daily backup.

Files

The Files settings allow you to configure which information you wish to back up. Use the checkboxes to enable or disable your preferred settings.

Warnings:

  • You must select either the Back up User Accounts checkbox or the Back up System Files checkbox in order to run backups. You may also select both.
  • Although you do not need to back up your system files to back up account data, we strongly recommend that you back up your system files.
  • The backup process for an account near or over its quota may fail because the system cannot write necessary files, such as a database lock file.
SettingDescription
Back up User Accounts

Select the Back up User Accounts checkbox to create backups for cPanel accounts. Click Select Users to select individual cPanel accounts to back up; this action opens the Backup User Selection interface (WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Backup User Selection).

  • Back up Suspended Accounts — Select the checkbox to back up suspended accounts.

Warnings:

  • Back up Access Logs — Select the checkbox to back up your server's access logs and the /usr/local/cpanel/domlogs file.
  • Back up Bandwidth Data — Select the checkbox to back up your server's bandwidth data. 
  • Use Local DNS — Select the method to back up the Domain Name System (DNS) information:
    • Deselect the checkbox — The system backs up DNS information from the DNS cluster.
    • Select the checkbox — The system backs up DNS information from the server that hosts the domain.
Back up System Files

Back up your server's system files.

Notes:

  • The system stores many of these files in the /etc directory.
  • You must enable this setting for server restoration.
  • We strongly recommend that you enable this setting.
  • For more information, read our System Backups documentation.

Databases

Select one of the following options for the Back up SQL Databases setting. Use this setting to determine how to back up SQL databases.

SettingDescription
Per Account OnlyOnly back up the databases for each account. This setting uses the mysqldump utility.
Entire MySQL DirectoryBack up all of the databases on the server from the /var/lib/mysql/ directory.
Per Account and Entire MySQL DirectoryPerform a comprehensive backup that copies all of the databases for each individual account and all of the databases on the server.

Configure Backup Directory

The following settings allow you to specify where to save your backups.

Warnings:

  • We strongly recommend that you also save your backups to a remote Additional Destinations location.

  • The backup process and the transfer process use separate queues. If each backup completes much faster than each transfer, backup files can accumulate on the server and fill the hard drive.
  • We strongly recommend that you do not perform backups to remote filesystems (for example, NFS, CIFS, smbfs, or other types of network drive systems). While you can back up directly to a remote filesystem, cPanel & WHM does not support this configuration. We strongly recommend that you work with a qualified system administrator to manage this custom backup path and avoid potential risks.
  • We strongly recommend that you use unique filepaths when you store multiple-server backups in a shared filesystem. This action prevents backup file conflicts.
  • To prevent performance degradation, the system automatically disables quotas on non-root filesystems that contain a backup destination.
SettingDescription
Default Backup Directory

To change the default backup directory, enter the absolute path to the desired directory location.

Note:

By default, the system saves backup files locally to the /backup directory.

Retain Backups in the Default Backup Directory

Select this checkbox to retain each account backup in the /backup directory after the backups transfer to another destination.

If you do not select this setting, your server deletes account backup files from the /backup directory only after the following events occur:

  • The system successfully transfers the backup file to at least one additional destination.
  • The system attempts, successfully or unsuccessfully, to transfer the backup file to all of your additional destinations.

Note:

This setting does not cause the system to remove system backup files, directories, or other files.

Warnings:

  • If you do not select the Retain Backups in the Default Backup Directory setting and do not specify a destination in the Additional Destinations section, the system will return the following error:

    Error: Nowhere to back up: no enabled destinations found and retaining local copies is disabled.
  • If you do not select the Retain Backups in the Default Backup Directory setting, you will disable WHM's File and Directory Restoration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backups >> File Restoration) and hide cPanel's File and Directory Restoration interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> File Restoration). For more information, read the How to Manage Metadata Settings documentation.
Mount Backup Drive as Needed

Select the checkbox to mount a backup drive. This setting requires a separate mount point and causes the Backup Configuration process to check the /etc/fstab file for a backup mount.

    • If a mount exists with the same name as the staging directory, the Backup Configuration process mounts the drive and backs up the information to the mount.
    • The location that you specify in the Default Backup Directory text box must match the mount point in the /etc/fstab file. Otherwise, the backup will fail and the system will log an error similar to the following message:

      You have enabled BACKUPMOUNT in the /var/cpanel/backups/config file, but there is no mount point that matches /mnt/disk/backupMAIN in the /etc/fstab file.
    • After the backup process finishes, the system dismounts the drive.

Warning:

When you select the checkbox, you will disable WHM's File and Directory Restoration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backups >> File Restoration) and hide cPanel's File and Directory Restoration interface (cPanel >> Home >> Files >> File Restoration). For more information, read the How to Manage Metadata Settings documentation.

If you deselect the checkbox, the Backup Configuration process does not check the /etc/fstab file for a mounted backup drive.

Save Configuration

After you configure the desired settings, click Save Configuration at the bottom of the Backup Settings form. To reset all of the settings in the form to the previously saved settings, click Reset.

The Additional Destinations tab

Use the Additional Destinations tab to store your backups in a remote destination. Select a destination type from the menu and click Create New Destination. A form for the selected destination type will appear.

After you complete the form, click Save Destination to save your updated destination but not validate your changes. To automatically validate your information after you save your changes, click Save and Validate Destination. The Additional Destinations table will appear.

Warnings:

We strongly recommend that you also save your backups to a remote Additional Destinations location.

If you do not select the Retain Backups in the Default Backup Directory setting and do not specify a destination in the Additional Destinations section, the system will return the following error:

Error: Nowhere to back up: no enabled destinations found and retaining local copies is disabled.


Notes:

  • Each additional destination transfer will increase the amount of time that the backup process requires. If the process runs too long, it may interfere with the next backup process.
  • If you use the Incremental backup type, you can only use Rsync additional destinations.
  • To restore backups that exist in the additional destinations that you create, perform a remote restoration. For more information, read our Remote Restoration documentation.

Select one of the tabs below to view information for that destination type.

Warning:

We recommend that you only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections. The following destination types use encrypted connections:

  • Amazon S3™
  • SFTP
  • Google Drive™
  • WebDAV with the SSL Enabled setting

Select Additional Local Directory to save backup files to another local filesystem.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup file. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Backup Directory

Required

Enter the directory path, relative to the account's home directory, in which you wish to store backups.

Mount Backup Drive as Needed

Select the checkbox to mount a backup drive. This setting requires a separate mount point and causes the Backup Configuration process to check the /etc/fstab file for a backup mount.

If a mount exists with the same name as the staging directory, the Backup Configuration process mounts the drive and backs up the information to the mount. 

After the backup process completes, the system dismounts the drive. 

If you deselect the checkbox, the Backup Configuration process does not check the /etc/fstab file for a mount.

Important:

To use this destination type, you must possess an Amazon S3 account. To create an account, follow the directions in Amazon's Sign Up for Amazon S3 documentation.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup files. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Folder

Enter the name of the directory where you wish to store backups.

Bucket

Required

Enter the name of the bucket in which you wish to store your backup.

Note:

You must first create your bucket in the Amazon S3 management console.

Access Key ID

Required

Enter the access key ID in this text box. Your server uses the access key to authenticate with the Amazon S3 account.

Note:

For more information about access keys for Amazon S3, read Amazon's Managing Access Keys for Your AWS Account documentation.

Secret Access Key

Required

Enter the secret access key in this text box.

Note:

For more information about secret access keys for Amazon S3, read Amazon's Managing Access Keys for Your AWS Account documentation.

Timeout

Required

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.

  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

Warning:

We strongly recommend that only advanced users create custom backup destinations.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup files. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Script

Required

Enter your custom transport script's absolute path.

Note:

For more information on custom transport scripts, read the How to Create a Custom Transport Script for Backups documentation.

Backup Directory

Required

Enter the directory path, relative to the account's home directory, in which you wish to store backups.

Remote Host

Required

Enter the hostname or IP address of the remote server.

Important:

  • Do not include http://, https://, a trailing port, or path information.
  • Do not use local hosts or loopback addresses.
Remote Account Username

Required

The username of the account on the remote server.

Remote Password

Required

The password for the account on the remote server. Unless you specify a new password, your server will use the existing password.

Timeout

Required

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.

  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

Warnings:

  • Make certain that your FTP server supports the MLSD (Machine List Directory) or LIST commands. If the FTP server does not support these commands, the backup system cannot use the FTP server as a remote FTP server.
  • We strongly recommend that you use Pure-FTPD or ProFTPD on remote FTP servers. Unexpected results may occur with some FTP server software.

    • If you use Pure-FTPD, ensure that the DisplayDotFiles yes statement resides in the /etc/pure-ftpd.conf file.
    • If you use Pro-FTPD, ensure that the ListOptions -a statement resides in the /etc/proftpd.conf file
  • If you use the Very Secure FTP daemon (vsftpd), ensure that you set the force_dot_files setting to yes in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file. For more information about vsftpd, read the vsftpd documentation.
SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup file. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Backup Directory

Enter the directory path, relative to the account's home directory, in which you wish to store backups.

Note:

This setting is optional.

Remote Host

Required

Enter the hostname or IP address for the remote server.

Important:

  • Do not include http://, https://, a trailing port, or path information in the address that you enter.
  • Do not use local hosts or loopback addresses.
PortEnter the port to use to communicate with the remote server. By default, FTP destinations use port 21.
Remote Account Username

Required

Enter the username of the account on the remote server.

Remote Password

Required

Enter the password for the account on the remote server.

Timeout

Required

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.

  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

Passive FTP

Select whether to use passive FTP.

Note:

FTP servers behind NAT firewalls require this setting.

Important:

To use this destination type, you must possess a Google Drive account. To create a Google Drive account, visit the Google® Create your Google Account page.

For more information about how to use Google Drive for backup transfers, read our How to Set Up the Google Drive API documentation.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup files. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Folder

Enter a directory where you would like to store backups, relative to the remote account's directory root. The system will store backups under this directory in subdirectories which use a date-based naming convention.

Client ID

Required

Enter the client ID for the access credentials.

Client secret

Required

Enter the client secret for the access credentials.

Generate CredentialsClick this button to generate the necessary credentials from your client ID and client secret.
Timeout

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.

  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

Note:

You can only use the Rsync transport with incremental backups.

SettingDescription

Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup files. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Backup Directory

Enter the directory path, relative to the account's home directory, in which you wish to store backups.

Remote Host

Required

Enter the hostname or IP address of the remote server. 

Important:

  • Do not include http://, https://, a trailing port, or path information in the address that you enter. 
  • Do not use local hosts or loopback addresses.
Port

The port to use to communicate with the remote server. By default, Rsync destinations use port 22

Remote Account Username

Required

The username for the account on the remote server.

Authentication Type

Required

Select how you wish to authenticate to the remote server:

  • Key Authentication — Select this option to use key-based authentication. We strongly recommend that you use this method.
  • Password Authentication — Select this option to use password-based authentication.

Key Authentication Options

If you selected Key Authentication for the Authentication Type setting, perform the following actions:

Enter the full path of the private key on this server in the Private Key text box.

  1. Click on a key's name in the Private Keys list to add that private key's filepath to the Private Key text box.

  2. To generate a new private key, click Generate a New Key and then Generate Key. A success message will appear at the bottom of the interface.

  3. The private key resides in the /root/.ssh/keyname file, where keyname represents the key's name. The private key's corresponding public key resides in the /root/.ssh/keyname.pub file.

Enter the passphrase for this server in the Passphrase text box.

Password Authentication Options

If you selected Password Authentication for the Authentication Type setting, enter the password for the account on the remote server in the Remote Password text box.
Timeout

Required

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.

  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it attempts to contact the server two additional times.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

Note:

The interface currently only recognizes the default value of 30 seconds.

Important:

To use this destination type, you must possess an account with your S3-compatible provider.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup files. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Folder

Enter the name of the directory where you wish to store your backup.

S3 Endpoint

Required

Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the remote server where your bucket resides.

Note:

The system backs up files to the destination server through a secured connection via SSL/TLS. The FQDN that you enter must be the same as the FQDN on the server's SSL/TLS certificate, or the connection will fail.

Bucket

Required

Enter the name of the bucket where you wish to store your backup.

Note:

You must first create the bucket through your S3-compatible provider.

Access Key ID

Required

Enter the access key ID in this text box. Your server uses the access key to authenticate with your S3-compatible account.

Note:

You must first generate an access key ID through your S3-compatible provider.

Secret Access Key

Required

Enter the secret access key in this text box.

Note:

You must first generate a secret access key ID through your S3-compatible provider.

Timeout

Required

The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.

  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup file. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Backup Directory

Required

Enter the directory path, relative to the account's home directory, in which you wish to store backups.

Remote Host

Required

Enter the hostname or IP address of the remote server. 

Important:

  • Do not include http://, https://, a trailing port, or path information in the address that you enter. 
  • Do not use local hosts or loopback addresses.
PortEnter the port to use to communicate with the remote server. By default, SFTP destinations use port 22.
Remote Account Username

Required

Enter the username of the account on the remote server.

Authentication Type

Required

Select how you wish to authenticate to the remote server:

  • Key Authentication — Select this option to use key-based authentication. We strongly recommend that you use this method.
  • Password Authentication — Select this option to use password-based authentication.

Key Authentication Options

If you selected Key Authentication for the Authentication Type setting, perform the following actions:

Enter the full path of the private key on this server in the Private Key text box.

  1. Click on a key's name in the Private Keys list to add that private key's filepath to the Private Key text box.

  2. To generate a new private key, click Generate a New Key and then Generate Key. A success message will appear at the bottom of the interface.

  3. The private key resides in the /root/.ssh/keyname file, where keyname represents the key's name. The private key's corresponding public key resides in the /root/.ssh/keyname.pub file.

Enter the passphrase for this server in the Passphrase text box.

Password Authentication Options

If you selected Password Authentication for the Authentication Type setting, enter the password for the account on the remote server in the Remote Password text box.

TimeoutThe maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.
  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

SettingDescription
Destination Name

Required

Enter a destination name for your backup files. This name appears in your destination table.

Transfer System Backups to this Destination

Select this checkbox to transfer system backups to this additional destination.

Warning:

Only transfer system backup files over encrypted connections.

Backup Directory

Required

Enter the directory path, relative to the account's home directory, in which you wish to store backups.

Remote Host

Required

Enter the hostname or IP address of the remote server. 

Important:

  • Do not include http://, https://, a trailing port, or path information in the address that you enter. 
  • Do not use local hosts or loopback addresses.
Port

The port to use to communicate with the remote server.

By default, WebDAV destinations use port 80. Secure connections use port 443.

cPanel & WHM uses port 2077 for non-SSL connections and port 2078 for SSL connections.

SSL Enabled

Select this checkbox to enable SSL. WebDAV destinations require that you enable SSL encryption.

Remote Account Username

Required

The username for the account on the remote server.

Remote Password

Required

The password for the account on the remote server.

Timeout
The maximum amount of time, in seconds, that you want the server to wait for a response from the remote server before it generates errors.
  • You must enter a number between 30 and 300.
  • If the server does not respond before the time expires, it makes two additional attempts to contact the server.
  • If the server does not respond after those attempts, the system administrator receives an email that notes the failed attempts. The system will retry the transfer when it runs the backup process again.

Note:

The interface currently only recognizes the default value of 30 seconds.

The table in the Additional Destinations tab lists your existing backup transport destinations and the following information:

ColumnDescriptionPossible values
DestinationThe user-generated destination name.A string value.
TransportThe transport type.Any of the transport types listed in the Destination Type menu.
System BackupWhether you enabled or disabled system backups transfers to this destination.
  • Enabled — You enabled transfers.
  • Disabled — You did not enable transfers.
Supports IncrementalWhether the destination supports incremental backups.
  • Yes — Supports incremental backups.
  • No — Does not support incremental backups.
StatusWhether the system has enabled or disabled the transport connection.
  • Enabled — Your system is connected to the destination.
  • Disabled — Your system is not connected to the destination.
Empty title (blank)Whether the last validation succeeded or failed.
  • Green check mark () — The last validation succeeded.
  • Red letter 'X' () — The last validation failed.
ActionsAllow you to manage the destination's settings.
  • Edit — Opens the destination editor.
  • Delete — Deletes the destination transport from your local disk.
  • Validate — Tests and verifies the destination's connection.
  • Enable/Disable — Sets the toggle to enable or disable the transport.

The Validation Results tab

The Validation Results tab appears after a user verifies the connection to one or more destinations. The tab shows a table that lists the following information:

ColumnDescriptionPossible values
Destination IDA system-generated unique identifier for the destination.A string value.

Name

The user-generated destination name.A string value.
TransportThe transport type.Any of the transport types listed in the Destination Type menu.
StatusWhether the last validation succeeded or failed.
  • Green check mark () — The last validation succeeded.
  • Red letter 'X' () — The last validation failed.
  • Blue hourglass () — The system is validating the connection.
Start TimeThe time when the system began the validation process.

A timestamp in HH:MM:SS format, where:

  • HH represents the hour.
  • MM represents the minutes
  • SS represents the seconds.

The letters AM or PM follow the timestamp to show the 12-hour clock time convention.

Elapsed Time

How long the validation process lasted.

Note:

This field appears when the validation completes.

A numeric value that represents seconds.
Message

A success or failure validation message.

Note:

This field appears when the validation completes.

A string value.

The Validation Results tab disappears when you navigate away from the Backup Configuration interface. Verify any connection to reveal it again.

Additional documentation