Inheritance of policies
Policy inheritance can be easily understood if we assume that a machine can be a member of only one group besides the All machines group. Let’s start from this simplified approach.
In the diagram below, the container stands for a group; the two-color circle stands for a machine with two applied policies; the three-color circle stands for a machine with three applied policies and so on.
In real life, it’s much easier to view the inheritance from the machine’s side. To do so, navigate to any group that contains the machine, select the machine and then select the Backup policies tab on the Information pane. The Inheritance column shows whether a policy is inherited or applied directly to the machine. Click Explore inheritance to view the inheritance order of the policy. In our example, the policy names, the Inheritance column and the inheritance order will be as follows: