System Backup and Recovery Quick Start Guide

System Backup and
Recovery
Quick Start Guide
Version R93
English
March 26, 2016
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System Backup and Recovery Overview
System Backup and Recovery
Overview
The System Backup and Recovery (KSBR) module provides robust disaster recovery, data
protection and system migration by creating and managing backup image files remotely. Fast and
reliable StorageCraft ShadowProtect™ technology means each backup image represents the exact
state of a managed machine at a given point-in-time. Integration within the Kaseya framework ensures
centralized management and a streamlined configuration of the entire backup process.
 Configure full, differential or incremental backups for multiple machines using profiles. Profiles
are typically LAN-specific. Other profile options include:
 Volume selection
 Split images
 Include/exclude free space
 Password protection and encryption
 Differential for subsequent full backups
 Write caching
 Concurrent backup creation
 Self-healing incremental recovery
 Performance throttling
 Auto-execution if last scheduled backup missed
 Retention policy
 Schedule backups once, weekly, monthly or continuously.
 Continuous backups require ShadowControl® ImageManager™ to consolidate backups on
a continuing basis, so you never have to create another full backup.
 ShadowControl® ImageManager™is also used to manage offsite replication
(http://help.kaseya.com/webhelp/EN/KSBR/9030000/EN_ksbroffsitereplication_R93.pdf#zoom=70&navpanes
=0) and image restores.
 Deploy System Backup and Recovery to the machines of any organization you manage. Once
profiles are configured, you only need to select the agent machines to install. The correct OS
installer is selected for each machine.
 System Backup and Recovery can also "take over" the management of machines already
installed with ShadowProtect™, without having to uninstall.
 A selected point-in-time read-only image can be mounted in minutes onto any other machine
sharing the same LAN as the image storage location. From then on any file on the mounted image
can be accessed.
 Track the status of all backup processes using the Status, Dashboard, Alerts, and Backup History
pages and generated reports.
Point in Time Snapshots
Every System Backup and Recovery image represents the point-in-time when the backup was
completed, whether a user is logged on at that time or not. Backups run in the background—and
incremental backups may only take a few minutes—without interrupting users from their work. If
necessary, a restore can return a system to the exact state it was in when the backup was completed,
including any open applications and files.
By default, ShadowProtect attempts to create a snapshot backup of a volume using Microsoft Volume
Shadow Copy Service (VSS). If problems are encountered with VSS, then StorageCraft uses its own
proprietary Volume Snapshot Manager (VSM) to create the snapshot backup.
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System Backup and Recovery Module Minimum Requirements
Configuration Summary
1. Install the System Backup and Recovery add-on module to your VSA.
2. Install the System Backup and Recovery client on selected machines, using the Install or
Remove page.
3. Create profiles, typically one for each LAN you manage, using the Manage page.
4. Enable backup alerts using the Alerts page.
5. Assign profiles to machines using the Assign by Machine and Assign by Profile pages.
6. Track the creation of backups for specific machines using the Status page and the Backup History
page.
7. Mount completed backups on machines on the same LAN as the storage location using the
Mount page.
Note: See System Backup and Recovery System Requirements.
Functions
Description
Overview
Illustrates the workflow of configuration, backing up and
management of backup image files.
Dashboard
Provides a dashboard view of the status of machines
installed with System Backup and Recovery.
Status
Displays the status of currently scheduled backups for each
machine installed with System Backup and Recovery.
Mount
Mounts backup images onto a selected machine on the
same LAN as the storage location.
Backup History
Displays a log of each backup attempt for a selected
machine and the results of the backup attempt.
Manage
Displays a log of each backup attempt for a selected
machine and the results of the backup attempt.
Assign by Machine
Assigns a profile to a single machine.
Assign by Profile
Assigns multiple machines to a profile.
Alerts
Specifies the actions taken in response to System Backup
and Recovery events.
Install or Remove
Installs or removes System Backup and Recovery clients on
agent machines.
Application Logging
Displays a log of System Backup and Recovery module
activity.
System Backup and Recovery Module
Minimum Requirements
Kaseya Server
 The System Backup and Recovery R93 module requires VSA R93.
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System Backup and Recovery Module Minimum Requirements
Agent Machines
 256 MB or the OS minimum of physical RAM
 50 MB of free hard disk space for installation files
 CD or DVD drive required
 Supported operating systems
 Windows Server 2003 SP2, 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
 Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
 SBS 2003 SP2, SBS 2008
 Supported File Systems/Disk/Volume Types
 FAT16, FAT16X, FAT32, FAT32X, NTFS
 Dynamic Disks
 Supported Storage Media
 Locally-connected hard drives
 Removeable hard drives (USBi or FireWire)
 Network drives (SANi, NASi, iSCSI)
 Optical media (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray)
 Supported StorageCraft editions
 StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server, SBS and Desktop Editions, version 4.2.6 through 5.2.3
 For a detailed description of system requirements see ShadowProtect
(http://www.storagecraft.com/support/book/shadowprotect-user-guide/installing-shadowprotect/requirements).
Note: See general System Requirements
(http://help.kaseya.com/WebHelp/EN/VSA/9030000/reqs/index.asp#home.htm).
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