Backup Disaster Recovery

Remote Data Backup

 

Backup Status

 

A dashboard view of the backup status of machine IDs that have the backup client installed. Status includes percent complete of running backups, offsite server status, and backup status by machine.

 

Schedule Volumes

 

Schedules the backup of volumes for selected machine IDs.

 

Pre/Post Procedures

 

Use this page to suspend services that may lock files and prevent volume backup from completing. You may also wish to force a system service, such as Exchange or a database, to write all its data to disk prior to system backup. Typically this can be done without requiring the service in question to be down during backup. All critical services can be left fully operational at all times. For example, to backup an Exchange Server, a snap shot of the database is needed prior to the backup start. A procedure will quickly start and stop Exchange to take the snapshot of the database prior to the start of the backup.

 

Backup Sets

 

Displays a list of the current backup sets you have stored, for both volumes and folders.

 

Backup Logs

 

Displays a list of the all backups you have performed, for both volumes and folders, up to the number of days specified. Clicking a machine ID will display a log containing the date, type, duration, result and description of each backup operation performed.

Explore Volumes

 

The Explore Volumes page mounts a volume backup as a new read only drive letter on the same machine or on a different machine. The backup volume can be browsed, just like any other drive, with Windows Explorer. Individual files or folders can be copied from mounted backup volumes to any other folder on your local machine you have write access to. Mounted volume backups remain available for browsing unless the computer is rebooted or the drive is unmounted by clicking the Unplug All button.

 

Explore Folders

 

The Explore Folders page restores folder backups to a specified directory on a target machine, maintaining the same structure they had in the backup. Unlike Explore Volumes, this page cannot mount the data as a new drive letter. Manually delete restored backup folders to remove them.

 

Verify Images

 

Performs a one time verification of any selected volume or folder backup. Use this function to spot check that backups are completed and can be used to restore from successfully. Verification does not involve comparing the backup to the original source files, so any other machine with an agent can be used to perform the verification of the backup file so long as the machine has read/access to the image location.

 

Image to VM

 

Converts an existing backup file to one of three types of virtual machine file formats: Virtual PC, VMware and ESX. This enables you to install a backup to a virtual machine environment.

 

Auto Recovery

 

Restores any volume backup image to the same machine the backup was created on.

 

CD Recovery

 

The CD Recovery page restores volume backup images to the same machine or same type of machine that the backup was created on. CD Recovery requires the target machine be booted from a CD. Use CD Recovery to restore backup images if the target machine’s agent can not currently communicate with the KServer. The target machine must be physically connected to a network that provides access to the KServer. Once the target machine boots up from the CD, no further user interaction is required. The network card is configured automatically. The KServer automatically downloads and restores a backup image to the target machine.

 

Universal Restore

 

Enables you to restore the backup image of a system. The restore can be to a different hardware platform or to a virtual machine. Universal Restore requires someone at the machine to boot from the CD and navigate through the recovery wizard to restore the backup image.