Taking advantage of predefined policies

When establishing a data protection environment, you can take advantage of the predefined policies that provide a fast and convenient way of enabling data protection, and cover the most common data protection scenarios.


Predefined policies use targets that HYCU for Azure creates automatically for storing backup data. For details on targets, see “Setting up targets”.

HYCU for Azure comes with the following predefined policies:

Predefined policy name Back up data every... Keep snapshots for... Keep copies of backup data for...
Platinum 2 hours 1 day 1 week
Gold 4 hours 1 day 1 week
Silver 12 hours 1 day 1 week
Bronze 24 hours 2 days 1 week

If you want to exclude virtual machines from backups, you can use the Exclude policy.