A protection policy consists of snapshot rules, a replication rule, a remote backup rule, or a combination of each that you create to establish consistent data protection across storage resources. After you configure a protection policy, you can associate new or existing storage resources with the protection policy. Remote backup rules are used with the native PowerProtect DD backup integration feature which was introduced in PowerStoreOS 3.5.
Protection policies automatically manage snapshot, replication, and backup operations that are based on the included rules. You can create policies with various rules to meet your local and remote protection needs and assign a policy to resources to provide identical protection to those resources.
Each protection policy can only include one replication rule, one remote backup rule, and up to four snapshot rules. To create and manage protection policies, go to PowerStore Manager > Protection > Protection Policies as shown in the following figure.