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FAQ: How to perform an initial backup to a removable hard drive then import the data onto AhsayCBS?

Article ID: 8052
Reviewed: 11/06/2019

Product Version:
Ahsay Software: 8.1 or above
OS: All platforms

Description

This article outlines the process on how to perform the initial backup to a removable hard drive, then import the data onto AhsayCBS, bypassing the Internet.

Note: This process is called "Seed Load" in version 6.

Steps

Refer to the following steps for details:

1. First, configure the backup set to perform the initial backup to a local destination (e.g. the removable hard drive).

  • Login to the AhsayOBM / ACB client user interface.

  • Select the 'Backup Sets' tile, then the corresponding backup set:



  • Select 'Destination', then click 'Add':

    Note: This assumed that the 'import destination', in this case CBS had already been added to the backup set.



  • From the 'Destination storage' dropdown menu, select 'Local / Mapped Drive / Removable Drive'.

  • Ensure that the destination type is set to 'Single storage destination', then click the 'Change' button to browse to the removable hard drive:



  • Press 'OK', then 'Save'.

  • Make sure that the 'import destination' and the 'local destination' are added:


2. Next, perform the initial backup to the local destination (e.g. the removable hard drive).

  • In the client user interface, select the 'Backup' tile:



  • Select the corresponding backup set for backup:



  • Click on the 'Show advanced option' button, ensure that the 'In-File Delta' type is set to 'Full'.

  • Under 'Destination', deselect all destinations except for the newly created local destination:



  • Click 'Backup' to start the initial backup.

3. Import the data from the local destination (e.g. the removable hard drive) to the AhsayCBS server.

  • Copy the data (the entire 'blocks' folder) from the removable drive at:

    %Local_Destination%\%backupset_id%\blocks\*

    to the user home path of the corresponding backup user at:

    %User_Home%\username\%backupset_id%\



    For example:

    %Seedload_Destination%\1461745430428\blocks\*

    to

    %User_Home%\username\1461745430428\blocks\*

    Important: Do not perform another backup job while the data are being copied from the removable hard drive to the user home path on AhsayCBS.

    Administrator can:

    • Temporarily suspend the backup user while the data are being copied, and
    • Temporarily disable the backup schedule(s) of the corresponding backup set.

4. Perform a Data Integrity Check for the corresponding backup set.

  • Login to the AhsayOBM / ACB client user interface.

  • Select the 'Utilities' tile, "Data Integrity Check", then the corresponding backup set and backup destination.

  • Enable "Rebuild index", then click "Start":


5. The import procedure is completed.

  • Re-enable the backup user and / or backup schedule(s), then remove the local destination (e.g. the removable hard drive) afterward:

Important: It is strongly recommended that all backup sets are configured to backup to multiple backup destinations, to provide user with data redundancy and backup / restore flexibility.

Keywords

seedload, import, local, cloud, network, removable, export

public/8052_faq/how_to_perform_a_seedload_backup_and_import.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/11 16:09 by edward.chan