Manually start a backup job
Perform a backup manually rather than waiting for the scheduled start time. The SolarWinds Backup Profile includes a schedule for regular backup jobs on a device. You can run a job manually, outside of the regular schedule, if the device requires an immediate backup because new software was installed or important information needs to be securely retained.
- Click Configuration > Backup Manager > MSP Backup > Dashboard.
- Click the gear icon next to the device and click Launch Backup Manager.
- In the pop-up window, click the Backup tab.
- Click Run Backup.
The backup will begin at the specified time set in the schedule. If you used the defaults, the backup begins immediately. The time to backup a device will vary depending on the device's resources, the amount of data, and the backup type.