[Animated Tutorial] How to Place a Backup on Legal Hold


Steps to hold a single backup


A backup needs to be kept for a prolonged time and thus a hold should be placed on the backup.

For more details on the Hold feature, see Placing backups on hold in the Administrators Guide.


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1. Navigate to Recover > Backup Catalog

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2. Expand the list of backups for a protected asset

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3. Select the backup you wish to hold and click the Hold button above

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CAUTION: backups held in this way will remain on hold forever until manually unheld.  To unhold a backup you would use these same steps, but when you select a held backup the "Hold" button changes to "Unhold"

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To see a list of backups which are currently held you can navigate to Reports > Retention > Legal Hold Backups

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