There are two types of tasks, operational and administrative. Backup and restores are Operational tasks. Administrative tasks include syncing with assets and indexing backups.

You can see the status of all of the tasks that are queued, underway, completed, or aborted. You can also filter the tasks by asset, status, and task type.

Note: The Queued status only applies to user-initiated tasks, like restores. Backups scheduled to occur in the future do not show up under the Queued status.

Stopping a task

When Clumio performs a task, such as backing up an asset or restoring a backup, the task has a status of "In Progress". A task that is in progress can be stopped, or aborted, at any time. Some task types, such as EBS Backup Indexing, cannot be stopped.

When a backup task is aborted, its asset, such as an EBS volume or EC2 instance, will no longer be in compliance with its associated policies.

When certain tasks are aborted, Clumio raises an alert. For example, aborting an incremental backup, restore, or file restore task will generate an alert indicating that the task failed; however, aborting a seeding or on-demand backup task will not generate an alert. For more information, see Alerts.

  1. Select Tasks from the menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. Find the in-progress task you want to stop. The progress bar under the Status column indicates how far the task has progressed.
  3. Click the x next to the progress bar of the task you want to abort. The Abort Task dialog appears.
  4. Click Abort to stop the task. The status changes from In Progress to Aborting, and finally to Abort when the task successfully completes.