If you haven't already, create an account.
WholesaleBackup tries to support all Microsoft supported versions of Microsoft Windows (i.e. 7, 8, Windows 10, 2008, 2012, 2016+), both 32-bit and 64-bit on Intel or AMD.
Once registered, sign-in to the Backup Management Web Console located at: https://dash.backupops.com and fill out the backup client installer build form. The installer will automatically be generated on completing the form.
Download the installer from Backup Ops.
- Next will you will be prompted to create (or re-use an existing) backup account on the backup host's servers. This information will be securely transmitted to your backup host using a 128-bit encrypted https connection and not used for marketing purposes.
Note the checkbox at the bottom of the above dialog box. If you check this box your backup host will be able to help you recover your encryption key if you lose it, and they will also be able to perform server-side restoration of your data (for example to e-mail you a file or provide you with a USB disk with unencrypted data). If you need to comply with regulations such as HIPAA or PCI, you probably will not want to check this box. After a few moments, you will receive confirmation of your backup account registration.
- Next, you will be prompted for a few important initial settings. You can always change these (and other) settings after installation, but we've found most users want to specify values for these during installation. If you would like a local backup (for fastest restores) in addition to your remote backup, you specify it here. In addition, you can specify when to run your backups and what to do if your backups need to continue into business hours (your first full backup will be the longest).
- Next, you will be prompted for some default selections of what you would like backed up. Once again, you may modify these settings after installation (to whatever precision you like), but we've found that most users want to make initial/default settings at installation time.
Unless you have changed the default selections when you built your own custom white label installer, the default will be those 3 sub-selections under "Common selections" on this tab (i.e. all mapped drives and shared folders for currently logged in user doing install, plus the default Windows directory for all Windows' user accounts. In addition, some filters will be created to not backup common Windows files which throw errors, such as .TMP files, the recycle bin (trash can), temporary internet files, etc.
If you have chosen selections which involved mapped drives or network shares, you will be prompted to specify a Windows user account and password to run backups as (so the backup scheduler and engine can access these resources).
- At this point, picking "OK" will let you know that you have successfully installed the backup client and that you can open the client to review your file selections and make other settings changes (such as to receive emails with information about your backups).
NOTE: Depending on your client environment you may need to configure Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software and any in-use Firewalls to allow backups to succeed. Please see this FAQ on the topic: Adding Anti-Virus Exclusions And Firewall Permissions