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Creating the First Backup

After you have successfully added the Host to your system (Linux DC - Adding Hosts), 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 Control 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".

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. You can also 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 the "Backup and Restore" tab in the Main Menu (New in Version 2.5.x).

5. On the following page, click "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 "OK".

10. When the page has loaded, you will see the event history for the associated Host.

11. It is a good idea to click on 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.

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.
The "History" page is described in Linux Control Server - Task History.
More information
You can learn how to restore your backed up files in Linux Control Server - Restoring, Linux Bare-Metal Restore Guide and Windows Bare-Metal Restore Guide.
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