The following document will show you how to configure Xopero after its installation.
Get Management Center
The Management Center is an application which allows you to configure and manage Xopero Backup&Restore centrally and remotely.
It is required to install the Management Center application after the installation of Xopero.
Just click twice on Xopero B&R panel icon to open Xopero Control Panel. At this stage of configuration you will be asked to download the Management Center application. Type your mail and click the Download button in order to get it.
When the download is finished, install and run the Management Center application on your computer.
Setup Xopero to work
When you run the Management Center, the login screen will be displayed. The default Xopero username and password will be filled in, you need to type localhost or your IP address in Address field.
If you want to work in AD, you have to use IP address during log into Managment Center.
During the first log on to the Management Center, a wizard guides first configuration, which will help you prepare Xopero platform for further work.
Change the admin password
After logging into your QNAP the First Run Wizard will be launched and in the first step it is required to change the user password for security reasons. Just type in the password and make sure that you re-type it correctly.
Create data storage
In this step, you will define data storage. It had to be the local path (on the same host in which Xopero B&R is installed).
Integration with Active Directory service
Now comes AD integration, which is available for domain controllers with Active Directory. We'll skip this step. More information about it: Mapping Active Directory Users.
Add your first Xopero user
Now, you have to create your first Xopero user who will be able to backup and sync data. Firstly, type his/her name and password. Next, it is recommended to define the user encryption key which will be used to encrypt the data. There are two type of the encryption key:
- Default key – it is generated automatically and stored in Xopero database, user does not know this key. It is a safe and comfortable method because there is no risk of losing the key.
- User key – the user types in his/her own encryption key and it is not stored in Xopero database. The data is better secured because there is also required to enter the encryption key besides the user name and password to restore data. In case of the key loss it is impossible to restore backed up data.
Subsequently, you have to choose the account type between:
- Endpoint – the user can backup only local data, Microsoft Outlook and perform VHD backup.
- Server – the user can backup the same data as in Endpoint type and moreover it is possible to backup the databases, Microsoft Exchange, virtual environments, FTP servers and network drives.
The Endpoint user cannot use Xopero applications installed on the Windows Server operating system.
Download and install client application
In the next step, you have to download the client application and install it on any computer in your local network. It can be the same computer where the Management Center is installed.
Assign device to user account
Once the client application is installed, you can assign the device to user account. In Xopero system the device is the user’s computer with the client application installed on it.
For the Xopero system, device is the user's computer with the installed client application.
Just right-click on the user and select the Assign device option then select the device from the list or enter its IP address manually. Finally you have to enter the user password and its encryption key if it is required.
Click Assign to finish the wizard and start protecting your data with Xopero.