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NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12.

5 Installation Requirements

NovaStor® / November 2011
Rev 20111114

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Central Management Console (Recommended) The following component requirements that are listed below are not part of a standard trial installation. Installation Order The following document will explain the different components. and the order in which you proceed installing each component. NovaBACKUP xSP Storage Server (Required) 2.NovaBACKUP xSP Requirements Overview This document will provide the prerequisites and installation information. 4. please see the installation guide for the individual application components.NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12. For more detailed instructions. Remote Manager (Optional) Commerce Server (Optional) Cloud Restore (Optional) Application Updater (Optional) RECOMMENDED BASE INSTALLATION The recommended base installation for the NovaBACKUP xSP environment includes the installation of the:    Storage Server Central Management Console Client software This will allow you setup new accounts. and begin monitoring the jobs you created.5 Quick Start Guide 1 . 5. 6. Below is the order in which you need to install the NovaBACKUP xSP components. 1. start backing up your customer’s data immediately. installation of each component. Copyright NovaStor 2011 . 3. This information is intended to be a guide for Administrators of a NovaBACKUP xSP implementation.

8GB of RAM. you should consider putting your database on a separate server. as the file list and histories. RECOMMENDED BASIC CONFIGURATIONS FOR STORAGE SERVER: Up to 25 users: Local Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 Express installed on the same machine as the Storage Server is acceptable. Up to 150 users: Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 (Full Version) installed on a separate machine with at least 8GB of RAM. The database server(s) and the storage locations are the most significant part of scaling your xSP Storage Server installation. nonNovaBACKUP xSP Databases. Up to 50 users: Local Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 (Full Version) installed on the same machine as the Storage Server is acceptable. it is critical to perform regular backups of the SQL database and ensure that the database server itself is running well. such as Exchange. as well as the storage location for those files that your user has backed up. We would not recommend the use of Microsoft SQL Express for any installation above 25 users because SQL Express 2008 R2 limits the size of the database to 10GB. FTP.NovaBACKUP xSP Storage Server INTRODUCTION: Version 12. are stored in the database.5 of the Storage Server software relies more on the SQL database than previous versions. With the SQL database being central to the structure of the Storage Server.5 times the free space of the largest file that is backed up Connection to SQL server for the database is needed with SA account credentials No other non-xSP related applications or services.0 or higher TCP/IP network     Full installation size is approximately 50MB Drive where the work folder is located for the software needs 1. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum System Requirements: Dual Core processor or better 2GB of RAM minimum 50GB free hard drive available space on OS drive Internet Explorer 7. or anything else that is not necessary for the Storage Server and other NovaBACKUP xSP services to function Copyright NovaStor 2011 . Separate dedicated machine for the Storage Server with 4GB of RAM.NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12. Over 150 users: Please contact a NovaStor Support Specialist or your NovaStor Sales Engineer.5 Quick Start Guide 2 . however. 4-8GB of RAM.

NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12.5 Quick Start Guide 3 .Supported Operating Environments: Operating System: Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32/64 Bit) Windows Server 2008 SP2 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Database: SQL Express 2008 R2 SQL 2008 R2 Note: Ensure Windows and SQL are current on their updates. Copyright NovaStor 2011 . and verify that your server meets the software requirements of the Storage Server above.

MS SQL 2008.5 Quick Start Guide 4 .NET 4  Connection to MS SQL 2005 SP2+.5 SP1  . or use the stand alone web server Supported Operating Systems:  Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32/64 Bit)  Windows Server 2008 SP2  Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1  Windows 7 Copyright NovaStor 2011 . or use the built in SQLite database  IIS6 or IIS7 w/ IIS6 Compatibility. The CMC is a full management console that includes everything you need in order to manage multiple installations of NovaBACKUP. delete and run backup or restore jobs on the computers that have NovaBACKUP installed on them. whether those installations are on the LAN or across the WAN.0 or higher  TCP/IP network  .NET 3.NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12. REQUIREMENTS: System Requirements:  Pentium 4 or better  512 MB of RAM minimum  3 GB free hard drive available space on OS drive  Internet Explorer 7.Central Management Console INTRODUCTION: NovaBACKUP Central Management Console (CMC) is a web-based management console that allows users to create.

One use is as a web-based administration tool for the Storage Server(s).NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12. This application can be installed all on one machine with the Storage Server. or you can install the Storage Server Remote Management Service (the part that talks directly to the Storage Server) on the Storage Server.0 or higher  TCP/IP network  . The Remote Manager also exposes a web service through which you can programmatically manage your Storage Server(s) and serves as the conduit to pass account setting for new customers who sign up for your service using a custom client and the commerce server interface.5 Quick Start Guide 5 .0  Connection to MS SQL Server  IIS6 or IIS7 w/ IIS6 Compatibility Supported Operating Systems:  Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32/64 Bit)  Windows Server 2008 SP2  Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Copyright NovaStor 2011 .NET 3.5 SP1  .Remote Manager INTRODUCTION: The Remote Manager has many different uses. REQUIREMENTS: System Requirements:  Pentium 4 or better  512 MB of RAM minimum  3 GB free hard drive available space on OS drive  Internet Explorer 7. and install the web application/service portion on a separate web server.NET 4  Windows PowerShell 1.

NET 4  Windows PowerShell 1. use a public IP address or DNS name). For example.5 Quick Start Guide 6 . You can create multiple “Products” in your Commerce Server catalog that are available to customers running your custom software. REQUIREMENTS: System Requirements:  Pentium 4 or better  512 MB of RAM minimum  3 GB free hard drive available space on OS drive  Internet Explorer 7. The Commerce Server will capture a customer’s contact and billing information. storing them in the CS database.Commerce Server INTRODUCTION: The Commerce Server (CS) is a web-based product catalog which allows your customers who download and install your Custom Branded Client Software to select from available online storage products that you specify. The client will connect to this web service to sign up for your backup service. and utilizing the Remote Manager’s Account Creation Settings to create a new account on the Storage Server. It will provision the backup account on your Storage Server and record the billing information.NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12. creates the user account and password on the Storage Server via the Remote Manager. and then stores that user’s billing information in the Commerce Server database.5 SP1  . It takes the information from the client. so make sure you use an IP address or fully qualified host name accessible from backup clients (ex.NET 3. a product might be a free 10GB storage option or $20 for 20GB of storage paid annually. The Commerce Server is not a billing solution. Important Notes: Make sure you have added a Storage Server to the Remote Manager before installing the Commerce Server.0 or higher  TCP/IP network  . You can then export all that information to CSV document and import it to whatever billing software you may have. The Storage Server address you specify in the Remote Manager will be propagated to the backup clients.0  Connection to MS SQL Server  IIS6 or IIS7 w/ IIS6 Compatibility Supported Operating Systems:  Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32/64 Bit)  Windows Server 2008 SP2  Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Copyright NovaStor 2011 .

NET 3.5 or greater CLIENT:  Internet Explorer 7. For more information.Cloud Restore INTRODUCTION: Cloud Restore is a web-based application that replaces the Web-Based Restore (WBR) and allows a NovaBACKUP xSP client user to restore data from their hosted storage server account without the use of locally installed client software.5 Quick Start Guide 7 .novastor.5_Cloud_Restore. please review the Cloud Restore document from our library: http://www. 8 or 9  High speed Internet connection (recommended) Copyright NovaStor 2011 .pdf REQUIREMENTS: WEB SERVER:  Microsoft IIS6  Microsoft IIS7 with IIS6 Compatibility  .NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12.com/documents/NovaBACKUP_xSP_12.

NET 3. Copyright NovaStor 2011 .com. SETUP NOTES: The application updater is administered through the SQL database management tools. This information can be found in your account at http://builder.novastor.5 SP1 IIS Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Connectivity to a Microsoft SQL 2005/2008 or MySQL 5.Application Updater INTRODUCTION: The Application Update Server is our solution to provide automatic upgrades to your users. It is imperative that you have the build information for the previous versions you are upgrading from. while your other product named “Beta Backup” does not upgrade.” you can have ACME Backup's set to the specific ACME Backup upgrade that you want.NovaBACKUP® xSP Version 12. as well as when it connects to the Storage Server.1 database server. This web service is checked to verify if there are any new upgrades from v12.5 Quick Start Guide 8 . Ex: If you have a product named “ACME Backup. and also specify different upgrade files for any version of the software as well as specify different product names. REQUIREMENTS: System Requirements:       Windows Server 2003 or 2008 .0 clients on client launch.