Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Managed Online Backup Only Deployments - Setup


Managed Online Backup (or MOB) can be deployed through GFI MAX to clients that want only backups.  By following the information below you can use just the backup for your clients and be charged only for backup .
 ATTENTION!  If the system is not set correctly beforehand additional charges may apply.  Read our article "Naked" MOB Setup regarding what NOT to turn on so you are not charged anything additional.  Once the system is set correctly, simply follow the steps below to create a MOB only deployment.



Before using MOB a backup manager will need to be installed on your local machine to open the backup interface.
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 MOB Only Steps:

1.       Create template with zero checks
a.       Under SETTINGS : MONITORING INSTALLATION TEMPLATES : MANAGE TEMPLATES
b.      Select ADD
c.       Add a server template and a workstation template with a naming convention of your choice (i.e. MOB Only, Only MOB, etc.)
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d.      Do not change the 24x7 frequency as this will incur additional charges
e.      Do not add any checks at all
f.        Close and save the Template

2.       Create Client/Site
a.       Under FILE : NEW CLIENT
b.      Add a site for the client under FILE : NEW SITE (i.e home office, locations, etc.)

3.       Edit Client/Site for new template
a.       Highlight the new SITE for MOB only and select EDIT : EDIT SITE
b.      From the GENERAL SETTINGS TAB change the “Default Workstation Monitoring Installation Template” and the “Default Server Monitoring Installation Template” to the newly created MOB only template
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4.       Turn on MOB for Client/Site
a.       Under SETTINGS : MANAGED ONLINE BACKUP : SETTINGS
b.      Expand the tree to your client and site (workstations and servers) that will accept MOB only and turn the setting to “On”.
c.       Be sure to review your Backup Policies that you are applying

5.       Deploy Agent
a.       Under the AGENT menu deploy the monitoring agent as you deem necessary (i.e. Download Agent, Download Site Installation Package)

6.       Check status of deployment on Summary Tab
a.       Once the agent checks into your dashboard there is a tab called SUMMARY tab in the lower right quadrant of the dashboard.  
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2 comments:

  1. This is missing a step, you also need to go to Settings>Take Control Settings and turn off Take Control for that customer's servers and workstations. It's my understanding that if you miss that step it will incur an activation fee.

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    1. Ian, that's outlined in the referenced article "Naked MOB Setup" regarding what NOT to turn on.

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