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FAQ: How to perform the initial backup to a removable drive then import the data onto its backup destination (Windows)

Article ID: 8052
Reviewed: 02/03/2021

Product Version:
Ahsay Software: 8.1 or above
OS: Windows

Description

This article explains how to perform the initial backup to a removable drive on the customer site. Then transport the removable drive to the data center and copy the data directly onto the AhsayCBS / Predefined destination, bypassing the Internet. This procedure is highly recommended for backup set with large data size and or network with slow connection speed.

Although the instruction is described for AhsayCBS / Predefined destination, the same steps can also be performed for other backup destinations like FTP, SFTP, and Cloud Storage destinations.

Note: This process is called "Seed Load" in version 6. Click Here for instruction on Linux.

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 and Predefined destination (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox).

  • To import the data to AhsayCBS, copy the data (the entire 'backupset_id' folder) from the removable drive at:

    %Local_Destination%\%backupset_id%\*

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

    %User_Home%\username\

    For example:

    %Local_Destination%\1614311678846\*

    to

    %User_Home%\username\1614311678846\*

    Important: Do not perform another backup job while the data are being copied from the removable hard drive to the backup destination.

    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.


  • To import the data to a Google Drive destination, copy the data (the entire 'backupset_id' folder) from the removable drive at:

    %Local_Destination%\%backupset_id%\*

    to the corresponding location on Google Drive at:

    My Drive > Ahsay > %backupset_id%



    For example:

    %Local_Destination%\1614311678846\*

    to

    My Drive > Ahsay > 1614311678846

    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.


  • To import the data to a OneDrive destination, copy the data (the entire 'backupset_id' folder) from the removable drive at:

    %Local_Destination%\%backupset_id%\*

    to the corresponding location on OneDrive at:

    My files > Apps > Ahsay > %backupset_id%



    For example:

    %Local_Destination%\1614311678846\*

    to

    My Drive > Ahsay > 1614311678846

    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.


  • To import the data to a Dropbox destination, copy the data (the entire 'backupset_id' folder) from the removable drive at:

    %Local_Destination%\%backupset_id%\*

    to the corresponding location on Dropbox at:

    Dropbox > Apps > Ahsay > %backupset_id%



    For example:

    %Local_Destination%\1614311678846\*

    to

    My Drive > Ahsay > 1614311678846

    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.

  • 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, win

public/8052_faq/how_to_perform_a_seedload_backup_and_import.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/19 14:53 by edward.chan