Barracuda Backup Quick Start Guide

Barracuda Backup Quick Start Guide
Barracuda Backup - Quick Start Guide
Barracuda Backup is an affordable solution that combines integrated software, an onsite
storage appliance, and optional offsite replication to either Barracuda Cloud Storage or
another Barracuda Backup appliance. Barracuda Backup provides locally stored backups
for fast restore times and secure offsite storage for disaster recovery and compliance. This
guide provides you with setup instructions for the Barracuda Backup appliance. Barracuda
recommends fully reading these instructions before starting the setup.
Linking Barracuda Backup
Once your account is paid for, you must link Barracuda Backup to initiate backups.
To link your appliance:
1. Go to, and log in. If you do not already have an
account, click Create a User, follow the account creation instructions, and log in.
2. Once logged in, click Backup in the left pane. If this is your first time linking a
Barracuda Backup appliance, click Start Backup setup; otherwise, click Link a
Backup Appliance in the left pane.
3. On the Validation page, enter the Serial Number and Linking Code from the
sticker below, indicate your Identity, and click Continue.
4. Select your deployment:
 Cloud Deployment – Complete the form and choose a Cloud Storage
subscription plan if you intend to replicate data to Barracuda Cloud Storage;
no Cloud Storage subscription is required for site-to-site replication.
 Local Control (Connectionless) – Turn on Locally control device to
manage the appliance independently of Barracuda Cloud Control.
Important: Replication is limited to site-to-site.
5. Click Link Barracuda Backup Appliance.
Verify Equipment
Verify you have the following equipment:
 Barracuda Backup Appliance and AC power cable (included)
 Barracuda Backup serial number and linking code (on right of this guide)
 Connectivity and access information for servers to back up
 VGA Monitor and USB or PST/2 keyboard (recommended/customer supplied)
 For Ethernet models, an Ethernet connection is required*
 For LC Fiber models, an LC SFP or SFP+ connection is required*
*Cabling differs based on the appliance model. For more information, see
Deployment Options
 Cloud Deployment – If the appliance is located behind a corporate firewall, you
may need to open the following ports to allow communication between the
appliance and Barracuda Networks:
o Ports 80/443, 1194, and 5120-5129 outbound for both TCP and UDP are
required for communication. Ports 5120-5129 are used to replicate data to
Barracuda Cloud Storage. Barracuda Backup uses these ports to securely
transfer data over the Internet to the offsite storage location. Contact
Barracuda Technical Support ( to restrict
outbound network traffic on these ports to only reach Barracuda Networks.
By default, your Barracuda Backup appliance is configured to obtain an IP
address on your network using DHCP. To specify a static IP, use the console
administration interface. For more information, see
 Local Control (Connectionless) Deployment – Initial configuration requires an
Internet connection using ports 80/443 TCP and 1194 TCP/UDP to activate your
Barracuda Backup appliance. Once activated through the linking process, the
appliance goes into an offline state and an Internet connection is no longer
required. See for details.
Physical Installation
To install the Barracuda Backup appliance:
1. Fasten the appliance to a 19-inch rack or place it in a stable location.
2. Connect an Ethernet cable from your network switch to the Ethernet port on
the back panel of the appliance, and any additional cables as necessary.
3. Connect the power cord, monitor, and keyboard.
4. Press the Power button on the front panel to turn on the appliance.
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Verify Connection to Barracuda Networks (Cloud Deployment Only)
The Barracuda Backup appliance you have just installed, powered on, and linked,
should be listed in the left pane with a green status light to the right of its name. If
the status for your Barracuda Backup appliance is green, continue to the next step.
Otherwise, consult Step 3 to fix the network settings and connectivity for your
appliance, or contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support
( for additional direction.
Configure Backup Sources
Follow these instructions to set up servers located on the same network as your
Barracuda Backup appliance as backup source devices.
1. Log in to the Barracuda Backup appliance.
2. For Linux and Windows data sources, install the Barracuda Backup Agent
available on the SYSTEM > Software Download page.
3. Go to BACKUP > Sources, and click Add Computer.
4. Enter the following backup source information:
 Enable Backups – Turn on to enable backups based on a configured backup
 Computer Description – Enter a name to identify the server.
 Computer Name – Enter the FQDN or IP address; the values must be
resolvable on your local network.
 Computer Type – Select the data source device type.
 The requested connection information is based on the selected Computer
Type. To back up network file shares, select Enable File Share Backups,
and enter your credentials.
5. Click Save.
6. Specify the data source details in the Add Data Source page.
7. Choose Select all items to back up the entire computer, or choose
Select specific items to select individual items for backup.
8. Click Save.
Repeat these steps for every server you want to protect.
Add Backup Schedules
Follow the instructions in the Barracuda Backup web interface to establish Backup
1. Select the Barracuda Backup appliance you want to set up.
2. Go to BACKUP > Schedules, and click Add a Schedule.
3. Enter a short description of when this schedule is to run in the Schedule Name
4. Check each day you want this backup schedule to run, and indicate the time
when you would like a backup to run on the selected days. Optionally, you can
repeat the backup process at intervals throughout the day to achieve continuous
For more information on setting up schedules, refer to:
Create Data Retention Policies
Specify how long to keep backups by creating data retention policies.
1. Go to the BACKUP > Retention Policies page, click Add a Retention Policy,
and enter a name to identify the policy.
2. In the Items to Retain section, specify the data sources to which the retention
policy applies; the Retention Timeline section displays. Select a timeline
template on which to base your retention policy, or specify your own revision
3. Select the desired Removed Files Rule setting, and click Save.
For more information on setting up retention policies, refer to:
Note: Your initial backup takes some time to complete; you can view backup
status in the REPORTS > Backup page.
For additional information, refer to the Barracuda Backup Overview in the
Barracuda TechLibrary at
For details on setting up specific data sources, refer to:
Contact and Copyright Information
Barracuda Networks, Inc. 3175 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008 USA  phone: 408.342.5400  fax: 408.342.1061 
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