Hosts are computers and servers that are being backed up.
It is assumed that you have added Server Keys to the Host. Read more in Activating the Linux Agent.
Volumes must be added before creating Hosts. See Control Panel Add-On - Adding Volumes.
Follow the instructions below to add a new Host with the Control Panel Module enabled in your CDP Server Stand Alone or Data Center.
1. Open the Web browser connecting to the CDP Server Web Interface and log in.
2. When the page has loaded, you should see the "Hosts" tab in the interface. If the "Hosts" page does not open, click on the "Hosts" tab.
The "Hosts" page typically loads automatically after you log in.
3. Click on "New Host".
4. When the "New Host" form has loaded, define the Backup-related settings specific to each defined Host.
- Host Name or IP - Enter the Host Name or IP address of the Host.
If you have Hosts with same IP addresses but with different ports in your environment, create several DNS names that resolve to the Host IPs. Use Agent port setting (Agent Settings) in the CDP Server.
- Host Description (New in Version 2) - Enter a Description for the Host. The Description will be displayed in the Host List and used for control panel authentication.
- Host Type - Specifies the Host's operating system and license type (Linux Control Panels are supported).
- Remote Port (New in Version 2) - Define a Port to connect to the Agent if different from default value.
- Timeout (New in Version 2) - Define a Timeout to connect to the Agent if different from default value.
- Use Default Network Settings (New in Version 2.5.x) - Select this check box to use the default Remote Port and Timeout. Defaults are usually defined by the system admin in Options > Server Settings > Agent Settings. Read more in Agent Settings.
- Enable Control Panel Module - Select this check box to enable the Control Panel module.
- Enable CDP for MySQL Module - Select this check box to restore MySQL databases separately from another Host's information. Available only for Linux hosts. The Control Panel Add-On Module is normally used with the MySQL Add-On Module.
You need to buy a license to use this module. Read more in the CDP for MySQL User Guide.
- Enable Archiving Module (New in Version 2.9.0) - Select this check box to enable the Archiving add-on. Note: You need to buy a license to use this module.
- Volume - Select the Volume where Backups will be stored. Read more in Volumes.
- Enforce Disk Safe Storage Quota - Select this check box to enable a Disk Quota for the Host. Read more in Host Quotas.
- Hard Limit - Define the Quota for the Host.
- Create Disk Safe Next - Checked by default. For more information on creating a new Disk Safe for storing Backup Data, see Linux CDP Server - Creating Disk Safes (Step 6).
- Disable Host After Creating - Select this check box to disable the Host.
5. Make sure the Host Description necessary for control panel authentication has been entered.
Make sure the "Enable Control Panel Module" and the "Enable CDP for MySQL Module" options are enabled.
6. Click on "OK" to continue.
7. Create a new Disk Safe for the Host. For more information, see Linux CDP Server - Creating Disk Safes.
After a new Host is added to the system, a Host Discovery Task is automatically run. The Host Discovery Task adds a new Host to the Backup system and discovers Devices available for Backup. Read more in Host Discovery.
8. Click on the "History" tab in the Main Menu to view the status of the Host Discovery Task that was automatically launched when the Host was added.
If the Host Discovery Task was successful, a green icon ( ) will be displayed in the "State" column of the "Task History" page.
If the Host Discovery Task was not successful, an error indicator ( ) will be displayed. You can click on the appropriate Task name to view the error message at the bottom of the page.
You have previously added the Server's Key file on the Host (See Activating the Linux Agent) and your Host has been successfully discovered. Now the Host is ready to be backed up immediately. There is no need to restart any service or execute any command.