Setup InterServer Cloud Backup Service for Windows Server
By Jithin on October 24th, 2018
The backup is very important now a day to protect the data within the server. In case any unexpected server crash or malware affection happens, we can restore the data back to its original state without any trouble. We introduced a new backup solution partnered with the world’s best backup solution provider Acronis to provide a new facility for our customers here. We stored it on a separate datacenter location securely to provide the best backup solution for our clients. For more information on our backup plans, please visit our website here –https://www.interserver.net/backups/
Here in this article, I’ll discuss the steps on how we can set up the backup service for your Windows server. Before that this backup solution is working based on a Backup agent, which we should install on the server. I will also go through the backup agent installation steps.
Before going to the steps, assuming that you already purchased the backup service via your InterServer client area > Backups tab > Order button. Once the service gets activated, you can access the Acronis management panel by click on ‘Manage Service’ button from within the client area.
Click on the ‘ADD DEVICE’ button in the home page as you see on above screen grab. This will open a side menu at right, from where click on the type of device you wish to set up backup for. Here I’m going for Windows servers, this will download the latest backup agent installer onto our local machine.
Upload the backup agent installer file to the server, and run the .exe installer file from within the server to begin the installation.
Click on the ‘Install’ button on the installation wizard interface, this will start the installation of the Backup agent.
Once it is completed, it will show an interface where click on ‘Show registration info’ button this will open another menu as below with a registration link and code.
Now you need to copy that registration link and open it in a new browser tab (You must log in to the Acronis management panel before doing this). It will ask for the registration code to complete the registration process, paste out the code shown in the registration info section.
Click on ‘Confirm Registration’ button to complete the process. Now the installation wizard on the server should display a Successful message and the front end Acronis management panel should list out the device there.
Now it’s time to configure the backup settings, for which click on ‘Enable Backup’ button beside the listed device/machine on Acronis management panel. This will open a side menu at the right where you can configure the backup settings as your wish. In general, I’d suggest to schedule it for a non-peak hour to prevent any load related issues.
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