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Backup Server Installation Guide - Windows 64 bit only

  1. Make sure the machine is a 64 bit machine as backup server is supported in Windows 64 bit machines only.

  2. Login into the Windows machine as administrator. Download the Backup Server installer build by clicking the below link :

    StoreGrid Windows Online Installer

  3. Run the downloaded file as follows:

    Right click on the downloaded file and choose "Run as Administrator"

  4. The installer will show you the list of packages to be installed click 'Next' button to go ahead with the installation

  5. You will be now asked to provide the MySQL server configuration parameters (like Port No, Root password ,Storage Location ) (MySQL is used as backend by backup server for storing the backup meta data). Specify a Database storage location which will have enough space and click 'Next'.

  6. The installer will check for the compatible MySQL packages in the machine and will proceed to the next step. If any of the packages is missing, the installer will automatically download the missing MySQL components and install them

    NOTE: If the installer finds a package already installed in the machine and is incompatible, then the Installer will exit reporting the error. You need to manually then uninstall that package before running the installer again.

  7. After the installation of MySQL components,The installer will then create the databases in the MySQL for to use, MySQL Server will be automatically started.

    Note : A database with name "SGDatabase" will be created in the MySQL Server by default.

    Click 'Next' to go ahead with installing mongoDB..

  8. You will be now asked to provide the mongoDB server configuration parameters. server uses MongoDB for its filesystem. Specify a Database storage location which will have enough space and click 'Next'.

    NOTE: Typically this database is required 10 GB of space for every 1 TB .

  9. After the installation of mongoDB components,The installer will then create the databases in the mongoDB for to use, mongoDB Server will be automatically started.

  10. MySQL and mongoDB successfully installed and configured in this system . will display the MySQL and mongoDB configuration details

  11. The installer will ask you to go ahead with installation of .Click 'Next' to proceed with installation of . The installer will then automatically download the appropriate Windows build for Server installation. This could take up to 5 minutes to download.

  12. The installation will ask you to choose Reseller Management options. If you are offering backup service through Resellers and would like to maintain the Reseller accounts in the Backup Server, choose Enable Reseller Management. If you donít want to enable Reseller Management in the backup server, choose Disable Reseller Management .

  13. The installer will show the License Agreement. Please read through it and accept it.

  14. The installer will then ask you to specify a unique ID for this installation of . By default it will take the machinename.hostname as the ID. You can specify a different one if you choose so but make sure it is always unique with respect to other installations you do.

  15. StoreGrid service configuration , StoreGrid will be installed as a service . Please select the logon User under which StoreGrid should run .

  16. StoreGrid - ODBC Settings , Enter the ODBC Configuration of the database server that this StoreGrid will connect to

  17. Choose the destination location , Select folder where setup will install files . Click Browse button if you want to choose another folder

  18. Default Repository Configuration:

    Using Repository, you can group multiple number of Volumes for agent's storage. If at anytime first volume is filled, Backup Storage switches to Second Volume on the fly. Mounted Volumes (SAN, NAS, iSCSI, etc.,) can be grouped to a single Repository. Needless to say, Repository is your volume manager for your Backup Server.

    In the above prompt, you can set default repository with different types of storages that you have mounted on your Backup Server.

    Repository Management: Repository will be the storage for agent's backup data. Repository is created by grouping multiple volumes so as to scale multiple volumes. Option chosen here will be set as your primary volume in the Default_Repo.

    Deduplication:Using StoreGrid with De Duplication technology, you can experience better storage efficiency. With this, StoreGrid eliminates redundant data pattern and provides you a cost effective way of Backup!

    Block Size for Deduplication:We recommend you to change the Block Size depending upon the files' size from the clients. Smaller the size, reduce the block size. In a same way, larger the file size, set the block size as 512 KB.

    Based on test lab results, we have optimally set the block size to be 128K; without trading off De Duplication and Performance parameters.If your clients have files to be backed up of assorted size, we suggest you to go ahead in installation with default values.

    In addition, if you would like to scale your client's storage location, well, you can add any number of volumes to the Repository!

    Here you can get in the StoreGrid Web Console: Server Management -> Repository Management

  19. this page ask you to enter a Username and Password for the user console which is web based. By Default (Local Machine Account 'Username' : admin and 'Password' : admin )

    Once the installation is complete, the web console will be accessible at http://localhost:6060 or http://machinename:6060 (where machine name is the lookup name of the machine where the backup server is installed). You would need the Username and Password that you specify at this step to log into the web console.

  20. Click on Advance Port setting if u want to change the Backup server port , UI Communication port and HTTPS Port. Click on "Check Ports" button for availability of ports.

  21. Select the Program folder , program will add program icons to the program folder .You may also type new name other than "Vembu StoreGrid"

  22. Select the additional tasks you would like Setup to perform while Vembu StoreGrid , then click 'Next'

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