Importing backup settings from other products

Magnus Box supports importing settings from certain other third-party backup products.

In all cases, only user configuration settings are read from the other product.

  • Existing backed-up data is not converted to Magnus Box's format; you must back up the data again using Magnus Box
  • Historical logs are not imported.

Ahsay OBM/ACB 6.x or compatible 

Ahsay, OBM, and ACB are trademarks of Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited.

Magnus Box can import settings from an installed version of Ahsay OBM/ACB 6.x, subject to the following notices and conditions:

Ahsay backupsets are imported as Magnus Box Protected Items.

Backupset Types

  1. File
    -Source selection/deselection is supported.
    -Macro selections (desktop, documents etc) are not supported.
    -Inclusion/exclusion filters are not supported.
  2. MySQL
  3. Microsoft SQL Server
    -The "All instances" option is not supported. Your Ahsay backupset must have selected specific instances for backup.
  4. Other backupset types are not supported.

Pre/post commands

  1. Pre/post commands are imported as applying to the Protected Item, not to the Storage Vault nor the Schedule.

Retention policies

  1. Basic retention policies (DAYS/JOBS -type) are supported.
  2. Advanced retention policies will be treated as "keep forever".

Schedule

  1. Daily, Weekly and Custom schedules are supported.
  2. Monthly schedules for a specific day of the month are supported.
  3. Monthly schedules for a variant day of the month (e.g. Second Tuesday, Last Weekday) are not supported.

"Extra Local Copy"

  1. "Local Copy" will be imported as a new or existing Local Path Storage Vault in Magnus Box.
  2. The "Skip Offsite Backup" option is correctly imported.
     

CrashPlan 

CrashPlan and Code42 are trademarks of Code42 Software, Inc.

Magnus Box can import settings from an installed version of Code42 CrashPlan, subject to the following notices and conditions:

CrashPlan backupsets are imported as Magnus Box Protected Items.

Backupset types

  1. File
    -Sources selection/deselection is supported.
    -Regular expression exclusions are supported.

Retention policies

CrashPlan and Magnus Box employ fundamentally different retention systems. Magnus Box makes a best-effort attempt to translate the CrashPlan retention policy into a set of Magnus Box retention rules, with some caveats:

  1. Magnus Box uses a minimum retention period based on the schedule window.
  2. CrashPlan retention for the last week will be interpreted as multiple daily policies for periods shorter than 24 hours.
  3. CrashPlan retention for the last week will be interpreted as single or multiple weekly policies for periods greater than 24 hours, depending on the configured value.
  4. Retention for larger time periods will be configured as single or multiple daily, weekly or monthly rules dependent on the configured value, populated out for periods of a week, three months, a year, and indefinitely.
  5. Weekly retention policies are treated as one backup per week, on the first day of the week, for the specified number of weeks.
  6. Monthly retention policies are treated as one backup per month, on the first day of the month, for the specified number of months.
  7. Indefinite retention policies are implemented as one backup per month, on the first day of the month, for over a million years.

Schedule

CrashPlan and Magnus Box employ fundamentally different scheduling systems. Magnus Box translates a CrashPlan schedule to multiple schedule rules, with some caveats:

  1. CrashPlan allows a number of very small schedule windows, down to a minute. For the sake of performance, Magnus Box enforces a minimum schedule window of 30 minutes for imported schedules.
  2. Magnus Box will generate a schedule rule for each time that a CrashPlan backup would have run in its specified window(s).
  3. The "Skip if already running" option is automatically enabled for imported schedules, to prevent overlapping backup with small schedule windows.

Local destinations

  1. If any local destinations are configured for CrashPlan, Magnus Box will automatically import these using the same location on disk, backing up to a subdirectory within the specified path.
  2. The folder containing Magnus Box's local vault data will be labeled with a unique ID. If it is necessary to identify which folder belongs to Magnus Box, we recommend checking the modified date for the folder. The Magnus Box data folder can also be distinguished by the format of the unique ID - CrashPlan uses a numerical ID for its folder, while Magnus Box uses a hyphenated GUID with a mixture of numbers and letters.