Policy Template

The policy templates menu provides a list of default templates available to be used during cloud assembly creation. The policy template list contains both the predefined and user-defined templates. The policy templates have the following details.

Label Description
Name Pre-defined / User-defined name of the policy template
Protection frequency type The frequency type defined for the policy, like Fifteen minutes, Hourly, Daily, Monthly, etc.,
Protection Scheduled The frequency interval of the policy along with the selected time zone
Applied Assemblies List of all the cloud assemblies which have applied this particular policy template. The policy template has a “Delete” option in the “Settings” if there are no applied assemblies for that policy.
Primary count The number of snapshots retained per storage volume in the primary region. Appranix retains the given number of latest snapshots in the primary region. A count of minimum 3 is mandatory.
Replication retention count The number of snapshots retained per storage volume in the recovery region. Appranix retains the given number of latest snapshots in the recovery region. A count of minimum 3 is mandatory.
Note The recovery region replication and retention are limited based on the cloud provider. Cloud providers with global snapshots access will ignore this setting.

Create a Policy Template

To create a new policy template, follow the below steps,

  1. From the left navigation menu, select Policy Templates and select “Create Policy Template”
  2. Provide “Name” and “Description” for the new policy template
  3. Select the preferred “Protection Frequency Type” required like “Hourly“, “Daily“, “15 Minutes“, “30 Minutes“ etc.,
  4. Choose the timezone for the policy frequency
  5. Enter the retention count for the primary and recovery regions. Appranix retains the given number of snapshots per storage volume. Cross-regional recovery copies apply only to AWS. The recovery region replication and retention are limited based on the cloud provider
  6. “Allow Override” option provides permission to override the policy in the “Cloud Assembly“