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Network Requirements

1. ) Your clients will connect to your backup server over the Internet.  For this to occur, they need to know how to find your server.  To accomplish this, you will need at least one of the following:

  • A static Internet IP address for your server.  An example is 50.18.58.164.
  • or A Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) that DNS resolves to your server’s external IP address.  An example is backup.2xdata.net.  For more information on FQDNs please read this.
  • or A Dynamic DNS address that DNS resolves to your server’s external IP address.  An example is 2xdata.dyndns.org.

Throughout our documentation we will refer to your choice above as an FQDN even though you may be using a static public IP address instead of a domain name.  For help in making the best choice, please read this article.

2. ) One TCP port will need to be opened in your firewall for the WholesaleBackup Server (typically Port 443) for backup clients to connect to.  

3.) Whatever port you choose, your firewall must be configured to forward incoming TCP traffic on this port to your backup server.

Internet traffic --> Firewall (Port 443) --> WholesaleBackup Server (listening on Port 443)

The software on the server can use a different port if you wish ( e.g. Port 444) and is specified at install time and can be changed at a future date.  

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