How to install Backup4all Monitor

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Jun 28, 2019

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How to install Backup4all Monitor

Running the Backup4all Monitor setup allows you to install the Monitor Server and/or the Monitor Dashboard. If you need to install only the Monitor Dashboard on another computer, you must check only the "Dashboard" option.

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Backup4all Monitor has two parts: the Monitor Server and the Monitor Dashboard.

  • The Monitor Server will be installed only on the server where the reports will be received
  • The Monitor Dashboard will be installed with the server (at least to configure it) and it can also be installed individually on any computer you need to use when monitoring the backups.
    Backup4all Monitor - Install Backup4all Monitor

Requirements:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework is required to install Backup4all Monitor.
  • Windows Server 2019/Server 2016/10/Server 2012/8.1/8/Server 2008/7/Vista
  • 100MB of free disk space

How to install the Monitor Server and Monitor Dashboard on the same computer

When running the full setup, make sure both checkboxes for Server and Dashboard are selected
Here you must enter the Service instance and the Service port. Both are automatically filled by default. You can use the default values or you can enter your own instance name and port. Then you can press "Install now" button to start the installation.
Backup4all Monitor - Install Backup4all Monitor

At the end, you will get a confirmation about the successful installation:
Backup4all Monitor - Install Backup4all Monitor

Running the Monitor Dashboard after that, will automatically detect the Monitor Server and will connect to it.
Backup4all Monitor - Monitor Connect

How to install the Monitor Server and Monitor Dashboard on different computers in the same network

In this case, on the server computer, run the setup with both "Server" and "Dashboard" checkboxes selected. (Dashboard also needs to be installed on the Server computer to easily manage the server activation and licenses)
Backup4all Monitor - Install Backup4all Monitor

On the Dashboard computer, run the setup with only the "Dashboard" option selected.

When running the Dashboard Monitor on the Dashboard comptuer, the "Scan for monitoring servers" window will appear. It will scan the local network for the Monitoring Server. When the server is found and listed, you can select it and press Next.
Backup4all Monitor - Scan for servers

On the "Connection details" page, you can give a friendly name to the connection and you can also select how that Monitor Server will be identified: by URL Address or by Instance name.
Backup4all Monitor - Scan for servers

If for some reason, the server wasn't listed, press the link "The connection that I want isn't listed" and a new window will appear, where you must enter the IP, port number and Instance name of the Monitoring Server you want to connect to. Then press Save.
Backup4all Monitor - Scan for servers

How to install the Monitor Server and Monitor Dashboard on different remote computers

If the server is in a remote/cloud location, on the server computer run the setup with both "Server" and "Dashboard" checkboxes selected. (you can also use a cloud (Amazon/Azure) virtual machine for the Monitor Server.)
On the Dashboard computer, run the setup with only the "Dashboard" option selected.

When running the Dashboard, the "Scan for monitoring servers" window will appear. Press the link "The connection that I want isn't listed"
Backup4all Monitor - Scan for servers

A new window will appear, where you must enter the URL Address, in the correct format: IP, port number and Instance name of the Monitoring Server you want to connect to. Then press Save.
Backup4all Monitor - Remote connection
Then you will be able to connect to that server by selecting it and pressing the "Connect" button.
Backup4all Monitor - Remote connection