Setup InterServer Cloud Backup Service for Windows Workstation
By Jithin on October 24th, 2018
It’s very important to have a backup of our local work environment such as Windows PC as there is a different type of threatening or hacks implementing daily in our technical world. It is best to keep a regular backup somewhere safe as in case any such situation comes; we can restore the content back to its original after a detailed revision. We are more concerned about our customer’s private data, and thus we introduced a new backup solution along with the help of Acronis which is the world’s leading cloud backup software developer. We help you to keep the PC data safely in one of our datacenters and provides more reliable and efficient backup solutions. More information about our backup solution can be found 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 workstation. Before that this backup solution is working based on a Backup agent, which we should install on the system. 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.
Please make sure the Windows PC has a working internet connection before proceed further. To install the backup agent, click on ‘Add device’ button and click on ‘Windows’ workstation icon to download the backup agent installer file.
Run the downloaded executable file on your system, click on ‘Install’ button to initiate the backup agent installation. Wait for few minutes to complete the preparation steps, then it will auto-start the installation on Windows PC.
Once the installation 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.
If you need any further assistance please contact our support department.