Editing a Package

You may want to change the properties of an existing package. Editing a package is possible only if the source server and all the target servers are running and are available to the application.

Click on the package node in the packages list and click on "Edit Package" in the "Packages" menu.

Change the shared folder by clicking on the "..." button next to the "Shared folder" textbox.

To compress every backup file into the compressed files shared folder, check the "Compress the backup files" checkbox and pick the compressed files shared folder by clicking on the "..." button next to the "Compressed files shared folder" textbox. In order to stop file compression, no target should be defined as a remote target. Uncheck the "Compress the backup files" checkbox.

Change the compressed shared folder by clicking on the "..." button next to the "Compressed files shared folder" textbox.

Set the backup and out of sync alerts thresholds on the matching up-down controls.

In order to use an existing transaction log backup instead of HotDBWAN's, check the "The transaction log backup will be performed by a third party". In that case, the source t-log backup location has to point on the external transaction log backup physical location.

Change the physical location for the database backup file by clicking on the "..." button next to the "Source database backup location" textbox. Change the physical location for the transaction log backup files by clicking on the "..." button next to the "Source transaction log backup location" textbox.

Set the backup interval on the "Backup interval" up-down control.

Set the backup job's start time and end time on each one's time picker control.

Set the remove files older than indicator on its up-down control.

Failover shared folder are the temporary shared folders used during a failover activity. Pick each one of the locations by clicking on the "..." button next to each location's textbox.

Database backup extension & Transaction log backup extension are the extensions given to the backup files by HotDB backup jobs.

Editing Targets

The target editing contains only the possibility to allow a target database to assume primary role. To read more about primary role, click here.

Click on the target server node in the targets list and click the "Edit" button at the bottom of the list.

The restore interval is the number of minutes to occur between each execution of the restore job. Set the restore interval on the "Restore interval" up-down control.

Delay is the interval of time in minutes between the present and the point in time which the target data is updated to. Setting the delay to 30 minutes, for example, will result in the target database being an image of the source database half an hour ago. Set the delay on the "Delay" up-down control.

The restore start time and the end time are the log restore job's start time and end time. Set the start time and the end time on each one's time picker control.

To assure the data update on every run of the restore job, check "Drop all target database's connections before restoring".

To define a target as the primary target, check the "Allow database to assume primary role" checkbox. Then, pick the database and transaction log backup locations for the primary target server to use when functioning as a source. Click on the "..." button next to each location's textbox.

Remote target is a target that pulls backup files or compressed backup files, from the shared folder into a local folder before restoring them.
To define a target that pulls backup files, check "Copy backup files from the shared folder to a local location before restoring" and set the local folder location for the backup files copied from the "shared folder".
In order to define a target that uses compressed files, "file compression" and "compressed files shared folder" have to be defined in Step 2. To enable the use of compressed files for a remote target, first check "Remote Target (use file compression)". Then, two physical locations have to be defined. One for the compressed files copied from the "compressed files shared folder" and one for the "decompressed backup files". Pick them both by clicking on the "..." button next to each location's textbox.

When you finish editing the package, click on the "OK" button.