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Creating the First Backup

After you have successfully added the Host to your system (Adding A Host), you can create your first Backup of the Host. To create the first Backup, follow the instructions below.

1. Open the Web browser connecting to the Linux CDP Server Web Interface and log in.

2. When the page has loaded, you should see the "Hosts" tab of the interface. If the "Hosts" page does not open, click on "Hosts".

Note
The "Hosts" page typically loads automatically after you log in.

3. Select the Host you want to Backup by clicking on the appropriate Host Name link in the "Host Name" column. Or you can click on the corresponding "Open" link under "Actions".

New in Version 2
To find a Host, you can use the Host List Filter.

4. Click on "Backup and Restore" in the Main Menu (New in Version 2.5.x).

5. On the following page, click on "Schedule Backup".

6. The "Schedule a new Backup task" form will load.

7. Enter a description for the Backup Task in the "Description" text box.

8. Make sure "Now" is selected from the "Recurrence" drop-down menu.

9. Leave the rest of the settings untouched and click on "OK".

10. When the page has loaded, the event history for the associated Host will be displayed.

11. It is a good idea to click the "Auto-refresh" check box in the upper left corner of the page. Enabling the "Auto-refresh" function will automatically refresh the event list every 20 seconds.

Notice
On a 100 Mb network the transfer of Backup Data will take an average of 2-4 minutes per GB. Transfer times can be significantly longer if compression or encryption is used, or if the Host has high input/output loads on the Disk. Backup jobs can be monitored through the "History" page.
Note
The "History" page is described in the Task History.
Notice
You can learn how to Restore your backed up files in Bare-Metal Restore.
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