The latest version of SimplifyingIT offsite backup software for windows supports all major releases of Windows including XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 & 2008. The software works for both 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. These instructions relate to version 5.5 of the backup software.
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Installing Offsite Backup Manager
After downloading, open and run the file called obm-win.exe on your windows operating system. Select the appropriate language and click OK.
Select I accept the agreement then click Next
Click Next to create install path
Use default settings and click Next
Make sure Launch SecureOBM is ticked, then click Next
Trial Account Registration
After launching the offsite backup manager software for the first time, you will see a Trial Registration dialog window. Our backup service allows you to create your own FREE trial backup account. You can backup and secure up to 10GB of compressed data for up to 30 days at no charge.
You MUST be connected to the internet to setup your office backup account. In which case accept the default backup server connection setting. Alternatively you can choose HTTPS instead of HTTP for an secure SSL login connection. Your backup data is encrypted before it is transferred to our data centres, regardless of which connection method you choose. You can also change the server hostname if instructed by the Webvault customer support team, which is dependent on the location of our backup servers.
Then click Next
To configure a backup account, enter an appropriate username and password for your business, computer or server. Choose your password carefully, as by default the software will encrypt all of your backup data using your password key. Do NOT forget your password, without this password key you will NOT be able to restore an decrypt your backup data should you ever require it. Enter your email address (Required). This is the email address our backup servers will use to send you reports of successful backups, backupproblems or missed backup schedules.
Then click Submit and your trial backup account will now been created.
Creating a Backup Set Profile
After you first connect to the offsite backup server you will be greeted with a New Backup Set Wizard dialog window. Choose an appropriate name for your backup set (eg. “Johns Computer”). The default backup set type is a File Backup, which means you want tobackup regular file data on your computer.
Then click Next
The software makes it easy to backup common folders and data on your computer. If you have documents stored in your My Documents folders in windows or on your Desktop you can tick these options. If you use Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express and wish tobackup your email data, you can also select these options. If you wish to backup additional folders or files on your computer, click the Advanced button. On the advanced backup source dialog window you can tick or un-tick the folders that you wish to backup.
Then Click OK or Next.
Next you can decide on a day and time schedule that defines when your backup procedure should execute. By default your backup will normally run daily at 9PM (21:00 Hours). To change this day or time, click on the Properties button. It is best to choose a time of day when you are not using your computer or the internet, so that the backup does not interupt your work.
Next you can decide to use the default encryption options (recommended). By default the offsite backup software will use your service account password that you have already created to encrypt your data. However it is possible to set a different password encryption key just for this backup set profile, or to disable encryption altogether.
Click OK and the OK again to complete the new backup set wizard.
To exit out of the offsite backup manager software click the QUIT button. Make sure that you click Yes when asked to save your backup settings to the backup server, otherwise your offsite backup will NOT run!