Scheduler

Use this page to create and remotely archive automatic backups.

Navigation: SYSTEM > Maintenance > Scheduler.

Backup schedule
Day The date of the week that the tasks are run.
Hour The time of day at which the tasks are run.
Prune archives

How long the Smoothwall should keep archives before deleting them.

Setting Description
Don’t prune Archives are never deleted.
Over a month Select this option to delete archives that are older than one month. This is the default option.
Over 2 months Select this option to delete archives that are older than two months.
Over 3 months Select this option to delete archives that are older than three months.
Remote SCP destinations
Export public backup key Downloads the public key that you need to install on the remote destination server.
Name The name for the destination.
Username The user name of the account on the server that will be used. For additional security it is recommended that this user has no additional privileges and is only allowed write access to the specified Remote path.
Remote path The path where archives are to be stored on the remote server, for example: /home/mypath/.
Server The IP address of the SSH server.
Port number The port number used to access the SSH server (normally port 22).
Transfer speed limit The maximum transfer speed when automatic archiving occurs. This control is useful for preventing the automatic remote archiving system adversely affecting the performance of other network traffic.
Comment A description of this destination.
Add Adds the destination with its configuration to the table and the Archive destination list under the Remote archival section.
Remote Windows/SMB destinations
Name The name for the destination.
Username The user name of the account on the server that will be used. For additional security it is recommended that this user has no additional privileges and is only allowed write access to the specified Remote path.
Password The password for the user account on the server that will be used.
Server and share name The domain and network folder to where the backup is to be saved.
Remote path The name of the folder in the network folder to where the backup is to be saved.
Comment A description of this destination.
Add Adds the destination with its configuration to the table and the Archive destination list under the Remote archival section.
Remote archival
Day The day of the week to carry out the archive.
Hour The time of day to carry out the archive.
Archive destination The destination as configured in either of the Remote destinations sections.
Archive profile The archive profile as configured on the archives page.
Enabled Turns on the backup schedule.
Comment A description of the backup schedule. For example, weekly backup.
Add Creates your scheduled backup. A local copy of the archive is also created and stored.

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About scheduling backups

Things you can do here

Creating a schedule of backups and scheduling remote archiving

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