System Administration Guide
Chapter 3, Backing up filesystems

About the backup schedule

About the backup schedule

Before performing a scheduled backup of a filesystem, you must first set up a backup schedule for that filesystem. Once you create a backup schedule, you only have to insert a media volume and respond to a series of prompts to perform your daily backups; the backup system automatically locates modified files and copies them to the backup media.

The backup schedule defines these characteristics of the scheduled backup:

NOTE: If you are scheduling more than one large filesystem, do not schedule two complete (Level 0) backups of those filesystems on the same day. Complete backups take a long time and can slow down your machine significantly.

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