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LeaseWeb Backup is a fast and scalable server backup solution for Windows and Linux.

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Installing the Backup Agent

The backup agent needs to be installed before any backup policies can be run on the server. This section explains the installation process (based on the OS). 

Installing on Linux

There are different ways of installing the backup agent in Linux based on the most common Linux distributions.

Installing on Debian/Ubuntu
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Perform the following steps to install the backup agent on Debian/Ubuntu:

  1. Add the r1soft repository and download the agent.

     

          

  2. To build the kernel module, run the following command:

     

    Building the module can take a while if the repository is in high use.

  3. After the build is complete, to restart the backup agent, run the following command:

          

  4. You can add the backup manager's key and start using the service.
Installing on CentOS/Fedora/RHE
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Perform the following steps to install the backup agent on CentOS/Fedora/RHE:

  1. Add the r1soft repository and download the agent.

  2. To build the kernel module, run the following command: 

    Notes:

    - This command must be run in order for the scheduled backups to work. This command must also be run after a kernel update.

    - Building the module can take a while if the repository is in high use. 

     

  3. After the build is complete, to restart the backup agent, run the following command:

          

  4. You can add the backup manager's key and start using the service.
Installing manually
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Perform the following steps to install the backup agent manually:

  1. Fetch one of the installing packages that matches your system's specifications: 

    1. 32 bit: wget http://repo.r1soft.com/trials/ServerBackup-Enterprise-Agent-linux32.zip

    2. 64 bit: wget http://repo.r1soft.com/trials/ServerBackup-Enterprise-Agent-linux64.zip
       
  2. Unzip the file on the console.

  3. There are 2 directories from which you can install the backup agent: deb-linux32 and rpm-linux32 (or deb-linux64 and rpm-linux64 depending which one you are installing).

    1. Installing with deb: 

              

    2. Installing with rpm:

      "*" represents the version number.

         

  4. Build the kernel module by running the following command:

    Building the module can take a while if the repository is in high use.

     

  5.  After the build is complete, to restart the backup agent, run the following command:

  6. You can add the backup manager's key and start using the service.

 

Adding the backup agent keys

After installing the client and building the module, to add the backup manager keys, run the following commands:

Replace <insert backup server URL> with the URL provided by LeaseWeb.
Examples:

serverbackup-setup --get-key https://cdp01-01-nl.leaseweb.com
serverbackup-setup --get-key https://cdp02-01-nl.leaseweb.com
serverbackup-setup --get-key https://cdp03-01-nl.leaseweb.com

Installing on Windows

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Perform the following steps to install the backup agent on Windows:

  1. Download the backup agent:
    Run the installer inside the zip files and follow the instructions. Once installation is complete, reboot your system for the changes to take effect.

    1. 32 bit: http://repo.r1soft.com/trials/ServerBackup-Enterprise-Agent-win32.zip
    2. 64 bit: http://repo.r1soft.com/trials/ServerBackup-Enterprise-Agent-win64.zip
  2. Ensure that port 1167 is allowed in the Windows firewall.
  3. New keys must be saved in C:\Program Files\Idera Server Backup\conf\server.allow.
  4. Run the following command in the command prompt: 

    Replace <insert backup server URL> with the URL provided by LeaseWeb.
    Examples:

    serverbackup-setup --get-key https://cdp01-01-nl.leaseweb.com
    serverbackup-setup --get-key https://cdp02-01-nl.leaseweb.com
    serverbackup-setup --get-key https://cdp03-01-nl.leaseweb.com

  5. You are now ready to use backups.

 

 

Backup Disk Safes

You will have to create your own disk safe in the volume you received from LeaseWeb.

You can create disk safes with a total size bigger than the volume amount but you can never exceed the volume size.

Creating a new disk safe

Perform the following steps to create a new disk safe:

  1. Log in to the cdp server (that was emailed to you).
     
     
  2. Click on the 'Protected Machines' menu item in the left menu. 


  3. Click on the arrow next to the sprocket underneath the 'Actions' tab for the server you want to create a Disk Safe for and click on 'Create Disk Safe'.


  4. In the popup fill in the name, select the machine it is for, select your volume and click on 'Create'.
     

    You can select different options at the other tabs where needed or wanted
    For example in the "Limits" tab, you can set the size of the disk safe (this can never be bigger than the actual volume size).

     

     

Backup policies

A backup policy defines which files and directories will be backed up from the server. It also determines how often they will be backed up.

Creating a new backup policy

Perform the following steps to create a new backup policy:

  1.  Log in to the cdp server (that was emailed to you).

     
  2. Click on the 'Protected Machines' menu item in the left menu. 


  3. Click on the arrow next to the sprocket underneath the 'Actions' tab for the server you want to create a Policy for and click on 'Create Policy'.


  4. In the popup enter a name, select a machine, select a disk safe, set your schedule and click on 'Create or 'Create and run'


The Backup Schedule signifies how often the backup will be taken. This schedule should be edited to your needs (Monthly / Daily / Hourly).

You can set different options at the other tabs where needed or wanted
For example on the 'Advanced Policy Settings' tab you can set the 'Merge Schedule'

  • The Merge Schedule signifies how often backups should be merged together. This means that an hourly backup can be merged together on a daily basis.

 


 The policy will now run on the given day/time.

 

Editing a backup policy

Perform the following steps to edit a backup policy:

  1.  Log in to the cdp server (that was emailed to you).

     
  2. Click on the 'Protected Machines' menu item in the left menu.


  3. Click on the arrow next to the sprocket underneath the 'Actions' tab for the server you want to create a Policy for and click on 'Create Policy'.

     
  4. In the popup change the settings that you want in the different tabs and press the 'Save' button to save the new settings.
     

For detailed instructions, please see: http://wiki.r1soft.com/display/ServerBackup/Editing+Policies

 

Recovery points

A recovery point is created as the result of data replication.

Running a backup restore from a recovery point

Perform the following steps to run a backup restore from a recovery point:

  1.  Log in to the cdp server (that was emailed to you).

     
  2. Click on the 'Protected Machines' menu item in the left menu.


  3. Click on the arrow next to the sprocket underneath the 'Actions' tab for the server you want to open a recovery point for and click on 'Open Recovery Points'.


  4. Click on the arrow next to the sprocket underneath the 'Actions' tab of the recovery point you want to recover from and click on 'Browse'


  5. In the popup you can browse to the file or folder you want to recover, select the checkbox for that file/folder and click on 'Restore Selected' on the top.

     
  6. In the following popup you can select the server you want to restore to and if you want to restore to the same or an alternate location. 

    If you are restoring to the original server/location always check 'Overwrite Existing Files' for the restore to succeed correctly


  7. After selecting the server you click on the 'Restore' button and a new screen opens which will show the restore progress.

    You can safely close the restore progress screen as it will continue even after closing the screen.
    If you have closed the screen you can track the restore status, by visiting the "Task History" tab.
     

Reporting on backup processes

Perform the following steps to generate a report for your backup processes:

  1. Log in to the cdp server (that was emailed to you).

     
  2. Click on the 'Reports' menu item in the left menu.


  3. Click on the 'New Report' button at the top of the screen.

     
  4. Follow the instructions, complete the steps and click on 'Save' to take the report in production. 



If you have any other issue or question which is not described at this page you can contact the support department by creating a ticket trough the Customer Portal.

 



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