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.
Schedules the backup of volumes for selected machine IDs.
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.
This section of Backup allows users to schedule individual folders for backup for selected machine IDs.
Displays a list of the current backup sets you have stored, for both volumes and folders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restores any volume backup image to the same machine the backup was created on.
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.
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.
The Offsite Servers page safely and securely transfers backup images from a LAN to a remote location. Offsite replication transfers all changes to files and sub-directories in the Local Server directory to a specified offsite server directory.
This page defines the machine ID and directory on the local LAN used to transfer all new files to an Offsite Server. Offsite replication transfers all changes to files and sub-directories in the Local Server directory to a specified offsite server directory. Files transfers can be schedule so that even this can be automated.
The Offsite Alerts page creates an alert when the specified local server can not connect to its offsite server. Alarms are only generated during the times allowed by Schedule Transfer for each local server. Once defined, you can apply this alert immediately to any machine ID displayed on this page.
Specifies the time of day each local server sends files to the offsite server, based on the time zone used by the KServer. You may set different start and end times for each day of the week.
Installs or uninstalls Kaseya Backup software on selected machine IDs. Each Backup installation on a managed machine uses up one Backup license. The number of licenses available depends on the total number of licenses purchased and allocated to each group ID using System > License Manager. Backup licenses are purchased and allocated separately for workstations and servers.
The Image Location page specifies the folder on a local network or local drive where volume backups and folder backups are stored. Typically this is a path to a LAN based file server such as \\LAN_Server\Backups\. It can also be as simple as another physical drive on the machine, such as a USB drive, or a shared network drive. Writing data to a tape drive is supported. The tape drive must be recognized by the Windows OS as a removable storage device.
Sets the passwords to access backup files. Folder backup and volume backup .tib files are all password protected using a unique password for each machine ID. This password remains constant for each machine ID. You may set the password to anything you like and the same password may be set on multiple machines.
The Folder Backup page specifies files and folders backed up by Schedule Folders for each machine ID. You may backup any number of files and folders.
This page triggers an alert for backup events on managed machines.
Specifies the compression level used to backup. Higher compression takes longer to complete a backup. Lower compression produces larger backup file sizes. The compression setting effects both folder and volume backup.
Max File Size
This setting applies to volume backups only. When a volume backup runs, image files of the volume get created. The file size specified in this option is the maximum size of each image file. The smaller the max file size the more files that get created to complete a volume backup.
Max Log Age
This page specifies the number of days to retain log data for backups. Entries older than the specified maximum are automatically deleted. A log is created for each machine every time a backup operation runs. The log contains the date, type, duration, result, and description of the backup operation performed.
The Secure Zone page installs a 56 MByte hidden boot partition on managed machines. Secure zones are used by Auto Recovery to boot the managed machine and restore backup volume images without any user interaction.