MARS (Multi-Application Recovery Service) 1.2

Creating a backup job

Before creating a backup job, you must first create a MARS service. For details, see Google Photos services or WordPress services.

  1. Open MARS.
  2. Go to Backup.
  3. Click Create backup job.

    The Create Backup Job window appears.

  4. Under Job information, specify the job information.



    Service type

    Select a service type.

    Job name

    Specify the job name.

    The job name must be between 1 and 32 characters.

    Description (optional)

    Specify a description.

    The description can contain up to 100 characters.

  5. Under Source and Destination, specify the source application to back up.
    1. Under Source, click Browse.
    2. Select a service, and then click Select.

      To add a service, click Add Service.

  6. Under Source and Destination, specify the backup destination folder.
    1. Under Destination, click Browse.
    2. Select a backup destination backup folder, and then click Select.

      To create a new destination folder, click Add Folder.

    3. Optional: Select Allow destination folder to be a content source for multimedia apps via Multimedia Console to allow your media files from Google Photos to be used by other applications as media content. For more information, see Multimedia Console in your operating system user guide.

      This option is only availble for Google Photos services.

  7. Under Back Up Component, specify the source application components to back up:

    Service Type



    Choose one of the following:

    • All (WordPress file and database)

    • WordPress file

    • Database

  8. Under Back Up Files, chose one of the following options:

    This option is only availble for Google Photos services.




    Back up all media files.

    Specify albums

    Back up media files from selected albums.

    1. Click Browse.
    2. Select one or more albums to back up.

    3. Click Select.

  9. Under Backup Schedule, specify a backup schedule:

    Schedule Type



    Runs only when a user starts the job.

    Run once after

    Runs the job after a linked job finishes running.


    If the linked job fails, the job will not run.

    1. Click Select a linked job.

    2. Choose a linked job.

    Run by schedule

    Runs the job on a repeating schedule.

    1. Choose one of the following and specify the relevant information:

      • One-time: Specify the date and time.

      • Daily: Specify the time.

      • Weekly: Specify the time and days of the week.

      • Monthly: Specify the time and the days of the month.

      • Periodic: Specify the date, time, and wait interval. A job with a periodic schedule runs on the date and time specified, then runs recurrently every wait interval. For example, if the wait interval is 2 hours then the job runs every two hours after its initial run.

    2. Optional: Select Set end time and specify a date and time for terminating the job schedule.

    3. Click Apply.

    A schedule is created and appears in the schedule list.

  10. Optional: Enable version management.
    1. Select Enable backup version retention policy for multiple backups.
    2. Under Retention Policy chose one of the following:
      • Retained days: Every backup is saved to the destination folder for the specified number of days and then deleted afterwards.

      • Retained versions: Only a specified number of versions are saved to the destination folder. When the number is reached, the newest version replaces the oldest version.

    3. Under Threshold, specify a number corresponding to the number of days or versions retained.
  11. Click Apply or Back Up Now.

    The backup job is created.

    If you clicked Back Up Now, the backup job runs immediately.