Step 1: Getting started with the installation

Open the folder where you have downloaded the BDRSuite Backup Server setup and run the installer with administrator privileges. It will open the welcome page of the setup wizard, you can begin the installation process by clicking Next.

Step 2: License Agreement

'End User License Agreement' is the next step in the installation process. Please read the license agreement carefully as it contains important information about your Rights, Restrictions, Obligations, Limitations, and Exclusions. You must accept the terms in the agreement before continuing with the installation. Select “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and click Next.

Step 3: Installation Type

The BDRSuite Backup Server can be deployed either as a standalone installation or a Cluster installation.

Step 3a: Standalone Installation 

The standalone installation type is recommended for having only one BDRSuite Backup Server deployed

Step 4: Installation Directory Customization

The next step in the installation is to specify the folder to install the BDRSuite Backup Server. The installation folder consists of the necessary files to run the application. Make sure you have at least 1.2 GB of free disk space in the installation location.

InformationNote: The default installation folder is C:\Program Files\Vembu\VembuBDR 

You can leave it to default or click Browse to choose a different folder. You can also create a new folder by clicking on the Make New Folder option and providing a name for the folder. Click Ok to complete the folder creation and click Next to continue with the installation.

InformationNote: Make sure you have 1.2 GB of free space for installing the BDRSuite Backup Server

Step 5: Database Storage Location

BDRSuite Backup Server is using PostgreSQL as the backup database. You need to select the drive to store the database files. By default, it chooses a drive that contains maximum space. However, you can select any one of the available drives as per your requirement.

The database will grow as the backup data grows, so make sure to choose a drive that has a free space of at least 3% of the total size of the backup data.  It is strongly recommended not to use an external NAS drive as a DB storage location. It is not recommended to choose OS drive as the database storage location. 

After selecting the database storage location, click Next to proceed with the installation process.

Step 6: Backup Server Settings

You can continue the installation with the default settings or you can customize the settings based on your requirement.

The default settings will be displayed on your installation wizard. If there is no change in the displayed settings, Click Install to begin the installation with default settings. 

If you want to change any of the default backup server settings, click on the Customize Settings button to modify the default settings.

You can modify the followings backup server settings

  • Windows Service Account - Local system or specific user account
  • Backup Server web console Login Configuration - Username and password to login to the web console of BDRSuite Backup Server
  • Backup Server Port Configuration - Backup port, Web Server port, Secure Web Server port, Internal Service Port

Step 7: Customize Settings - Windows Service Account

In the custom settings, the first step is to specify the Windows logon user account under which the BDRSuite Backup Server service will run. You can select the local system account or a specific user account that has administrator privileges on the computer where BDRSuite Backup Server is being installed. 

You need to provide the username and password if you want to install it on any specific account.

InformationNoteThe user name should be in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format. Make sure the specified user account has enough privileges 

Click Next to continue to the next step.

Step 8: Customize Settings - BDRSuite Backup Server Login Configuration

You can customize the web console login and network ports in this step. Specify the user credentials such as username and password to log in to the web console of the BDRSuite Backup Server. A new user account is created using the given credentials.

The default Username and Password is ‘admin’. You can click on the text box and edit as you require.

You can also specify the Web Server port on this page. It is a port used by the Web Server of BDRSuite Backup Server for the web console. The default port is 6060 and it can be modified. Click on Advanced Port Configurations if you want to change the other network ports.

Step 9: Customize Settings - Backup Server Port Configuration

Clicking on Advanced Port Configurations will open a new window that allows you to configure the other network ports such as Backup port, Internal Service Port and, Secure Web Server port. You can edit and configure these network ports as per your requirements.

Secure WebServer port: The Port used by the Web Server of BDRSuite Backup Server for secure connections. The default port is 6061.

Backup port: The port used by BDRSuite Backup Server to transfer the backup data. The default port is 32004.

Internal Service Port: The port used for internal module communications. The default port is 32005.

After making changes to the port, you can check the availability of the entered ports by clicking on the Check Ports Availability button. If entered ports are not available, you can edit the ports and check for availability again.

Click Ok to confirm the port selection and Click Next on the Backup Server Port Configuration window to proceed further.

Step 10: Review Settings

Review all the settings you have selected for the installation. If you want to change any of the backup server settings, you can click Back and change it. If there are no changes, click Install to begin the installation of the BDRSuite Backup Server.

Step 11: Installing the necessary components

The setup wizard will start to install the BDRSuite Backup Server v5.2.0 on your computer. The following components are installed in your machine during this installation process;

  • PostgreSQL
  • ODBC drivers (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Web Server
  • BDRSuite Backup Server 

Step 12: Completing Installation

The BDRSuite Backup Server and its components are successfully installed on your computer. If you would like to start the application immediately or open the web console, you can do it by selecting the checkboxes given in the setup wizard.

After selecting the appropriate option, click Finish to complete the installation process