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BACKUP DOCUMENTATION

ADD LOCAL STORAGE DESTINATION

Launch Backup Monkery and click on the app icon on the main toolbar and then click Add New Account.

A setup window will appear prompting you to enter the display name and path. Further, you can specify a different prefix by clicking Advanced settings.

Optionally, you can schedule regular consistency checks.

Click OK, and you’re all set. Now you can proceed to use that local storage as your backup destination of choice when configuring backup plans.

BACKUP NTFS PERMISSIONS

1. Run Backup Monkey and click on Files button to start Backup Plan Wizard.

2. In the Advanced Options step of the Wizard, enable the Backup NTFS permissions option and hit Next to proceed.

3. Select the folders and files you want to back up with the set of their custom NTFS permissions.

4. Once the backup is done, you’ll see the backed up objects in the Backup Storage.

Note: In the Backup Storage section, you can find only the actual backed up files and folders. It does not display NTFS permissions of those objects. You can find these NTFS permissions displayed in the History tab.

How to Restore NTFS permissions with Backup Monkey

1. Run Backup Monkey and click Restore to start Restore Plan Wizard.

2. In the Advanced Options step, just enable the Backup NTFS permissions option and hit Next to complete the restore plan.

Note: The NTFS permissions are kept within the file version. If you modify NTFS permissions for the file but do not modify the file itself then the next backup iteration will back up only the updated permissions for that file. So, during the restore process, that file will be restored with the latest set of its NTFS permissions.

IMAGE BASED BACKUP

Step 1. Run the Backup Monkey client.

Step 2. Click on the Image Based button.

Step 3. Select a cloud storage to store your image-based backups.

Step 4. Specify a name for your backup plan.

Step 5. Select Image Based Backup option.

Step 6. Select the partitions you want to back up and hit Next.

Step 7. Select files/folders you want to exclude.

Step 8. Specify encryption and compression options for your backup plan.

Step 9. Specify Purge options.

Step 10. Set up the backup schedule.

Step 11. Specify pre/post actions.

Step 12. Specify notification options.

Step 13. See the Summary screen and finish the Backup Wizard.

BACKUP MS SQL SERVER

Run Backup Monkey and click on “MS SQL Server” button in the top bar.

In the backup wizard you will need to select SQL Server instance and the authentication method. You can choose either SQL Server or Windows authentication. After selection of preferable authentication method you’ll be asked to enter your username and a password.

On the next step user can choose which databases to backup. Option list allows you to choose whether you need to backup all your databases, only user databases or to select particular database manually.

Next step is the compression and encryption options setup. If you use MS SQL Server 2008 or higher, compression will be performed by SQL Server. If not, compression will be performed by the backup software.

Then you’ll have to specify schedule options. You can run a backup plan manually or can setup the application to backup your files automatically. Programs can be set on automatic backup at a certain time on a schedule or at user-specified intervals. You can choose whether to use predefined templates or configure an advanced schedule.

On the next step you’ll need to specify the start date and select the schedule template.

If you’ve chosen an advanced schedule mode, you’ll be asked to set options for full backup, differential backup and transaction log backup. Here you can set date, time and frequency for each backup type. Also on this step you’ll have to define the start date to run your first backup.

On the summary page you can overview the backup plan options and run the backup plan.

BACKUP MS EXCHANGE SERVER

Open Backup Monkey and then click on “MS Exchange” button in the top menu backup section.

Step 1. Choose a storage location for MS Exchange databases backup.

Step 2. Name your backup plan.

Step 3. Now you need to select what MS Exchange database(s) you want to back up.

Step 4. Set up Compression and Encryption options. Check necessary boxes, select encryption algorithm and specify a password for encryption.

Step 5. Specify purge options.

Step 6. Set up backup schedule.

Step 7. Specify full backup options.

Step 8. Set up pre/post-backup actions.

Step 9. Specify email notification options.

On the summary page you can overview the backup plan options and run backup plan.

BARE METAL AND SYSTEM STATE BACKUP

Step 1. Run Backup Monkey.

Step 2. Click on “Image Based“.

Step 3. Select a storage option for your Bare Metal backups.

Step 4. Specify a name for your backup plan.

Step 5. Select a Backup Type from Bare metal recovery or System State.

Step 6. Select an intermediate storage location to place backup data before transfer to cloud or file system storage.

Step 7. Specify encryption and compression options for your backup plan.

Step 8. Set up a schedule.

Step 9. Specify pre/post actions.

Step 10. Specify notification options.

Step 11. See the Summary screen and finish the Backup Wizard.

Depending on what type of backup you’ve chosen on Step 5, you will be able to run a Bare Metal or System State backup plan. To run a backup plan immediately check the “Run backup now” box.

VMWARE VIRTUAL MACHINE BACKUP

Step 1. Click on the “Backup VMware” on the toolbar to start the VMware Backup Wizard.

Step 2. Select a storage where you want to back up your VMware machines.

Step 3. Name your backup plan.

Step 4. Select the server you want to back up and specify login and password for access. It can be vCenter or ESXi Host and you can use IP address or machine/host name. If the target which you choose is vCenter then a list of hosts from the server will be requested, and the host can be selected from the list.

Step 5. Choose the virtual machines to back up. Provided are three options:

  • Back up all Virtual Machines – initiates backup of all virtual machines on selected host.
  • Back up all only running Virtual Machines – initiates backup only of running machines on selected host. The stopped and not started virtual machines will be skipped.
  • Back up selected Virtual Machines – allows to select virtual machine(s) from the list to back up.

Step 6. Specify Compression and Encryption options.

Step 7. Set up Purge options.

Step 8. Specify the Schedule. Here you can select one of the predefined schedule templates or set up a custom schedule.

Step 9. Specify the Full Backup Schedule options. Because block level backup is used it is strongly recommended to run a full backup periodically. Otherwise you will not be able to purge out of date versions (differential backups) because of their dependency on an initial full backup.

Step 10. Specify Pre/Post commands you want to be executed before and/or after the backup completes.

Step 11. Set up notifications.

Step 12. Review a Summary and finish the Backup Wizard.

HYPER-V VIRTUAL MACHINE BACKUP

Step 1. Click on “Hyper-V” on the toolbar to start the Hyper-V Backup Wizard.

Step 2. Select a storage location where you want to back up your virtual machines.

Step 3. Name your backup plan.

Step 4. Choose the virtual machines to back up. Provided are three options:

  • Back up all Virtual Machines – initiates backup of all virtual machines.
  • Back up all only running Virtual Machines – initiates backup only running machines at the moment of the backup. The stopped and not started virtual machines will be skipped.
  • Back up selected Virtual Machines – allows to select virtual machine(s) from the list to back up.

Step 6. Specify Compression and Encryption options.

Step 7. Set up Purge options.

Step 8. Specify the Schedule. Here you can select one of the predefined schedule templates or set up a custom schedule.

Step 9. Specify the Full Backup Schedule options. Because block level backup is used it is strongly recommended to run a full backup periodically. Otherwise you will not be able to purge out of date versions (differential backups) because of their dependency on an initial full backup.

Step 10. Specify Pre/Post commands you want to be executed before and/or after the backup completes.

Step 11. Set up notifications.

Step 12. Review a Summary and finish the Backup Wizard.

STORAGE LIMITS

The standard storage capacity for each licence/machine is 1 tb. You must remember this in your calculations when dealing with versioning, block level backups and retention policies.

DATA TRANSFER COSTS (UPLOAD)

All data uploaded to your cloud solution is free of charge.