Making Your First Backup
Use the following steps to setup and run your first backup and have the results e-mailed to the account you specify.
1. Create a new backup set by running the Getting Started Wizard
The Getting Started Wizard can be executed by clicking the "View" option and then pressing the "Getting Started Wizard" option. Also, backup set properties can be viewed and backup sets can be removed using the "Sets" button.
2. Getting Started Wizard
The Getting Started Wizard will enable you to create your first backup set and set a schedule for running your backup set.
3. Backup Server Location
This information is defaulted to the correct information and should not ever need to be changed.
4. Backup Server Authentication
Choose the first option I have a username and password.
5. Backup Server Username and Password
This entry should be the username and password you used when creating your online backup account.
6. Connecting to the Backup Server
Choose your connection here. If you are on a local LAN at your location choose the first option. If you are utilizing a dial-up connection then choose the section option and pick the dial-up networking connection you want to use.
7. Test Connection to the Backup Server
Here you can press the test button and confirm that your connection to the server is operational.
8. Name Your Backup Set
Here you will create your first backup set. The name of your backup set should describe what files will be contained in the backup set. After completing the Getting Started Wizard you will be able to add the actual files to your backup set.
9. Scheduling Your Backup Set(s)
Press the Create backup schedule now! button to start the Schedule Wizard
10. Schedule Backup Wizard
Here you will name your Backup schedule.
11. Select Backup Sets
On this screen you will choose which backup set you want to schedule.
12. Schedule Backup Wizard – Choose Schedule
Here you will choose how often your data will be automatically backed up to the server. We recommend executing a daily backup of your data.
13. Schedule Backup Wizard – Daily Choice
Here you may schedule your backup every weekday or every few days.
15. Schedule Backup Wizard – How Often
This will allow you to choose how often per day your files will be backed up. You can choose once per day or optionally multiple times per day and at what times per day.
16. Schedule Backup Wizard – What Time(s)
This will allow you to specify the time that your files will be backed up and optionally an action that can be taken when the backup process has finished. It is recommended that you choose a different time than the default of 12:00:00 AM.
17. Schedule Backup Wizard – Advanced Options
Here you will configure the advanced option for your backup schedule. If you leave the first box unchecked only the changes that are made since the last backup will be saved to the backup server. If you check the Always perform a full backup – every file whether changed or not (since the last backup was run) will be backed up to the server. It is recommended that the other three options remain checked.
18. Schedule Backup Wizard - Finish
If you are satisfied with your backup schedule click the finish button, otherwise you can use the Back button to make any changes that are necessary.
19. Secret Encryption Key
On this screen you have the option of creating a special secret key to encrypt your files. If you want to increase the level of security protecting your backup files it is recommended that you choose to utilize the special secret key option. The default is to use your online backup server logon and password. If you choose to use a special key it is important to note that if you forget your key your data may be unrecoverable.
20. Getting Started Wizard - All Done!!!
If you are satisfied with your configuration and schedule, press the Finish button and you have just created your first backup set. You can always reconfigure your backup set and schedule by using the Sets and Schedule button. Of course if you need any further assistance there is a full help file that you can access at anytime by pressing F1 or the Help button.
21. Have an E-mail sent to an address you specify
Click View | Options | Backup to configure the online backup service software to send an E-mail that contains the results of your backup.
22. Configure Backup Options – Mail
Click on the Mail tab to configure the E-mail options. The SMTP Server Address should be the same that is configured in your E-mail client. If you are an existing NuNet customer this entry should be smtp.nni.com.
From: needs to be a valid E-mail address you want the E-mail to be from.
The Username and Password should match what your E-mail configuration is.
Send mail to: should be the E-mail address you want to send the backup results to. It is recommended that you Send a mail after every backup and Attach the backup log file to the mail.
When all of the steps of above are completed you have just configured your backup set, the days and times when the backup will run and the E-mail address that will receive the results of the backup to confirm that it was successful. Further information is always available by pressing F1 or the Help button that appears throughout the various setup wizards.
Online Backup Installation Guide