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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 on the customer site. Then transport the removable hard drive to the data center and copy the data directly onto AhsayCBS backup server, bypassing the Internet. This procedure is highly recommended when the data size is very large and or the internet connection is slow.

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: 2019/11/20 15:21 by yuk.cheng