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    Lenovo Online Data Backup User Guide Version 1.8.14...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Installing Lenovo Online Data Backup........5 Downloading the Lenovo Online Data Backup Client...................5 Installing the Lenovo Online Data Backup Client..................6 Using Basic Configuration..........................7 Activating Lenovo Online Data Backup with an Emailed Product Key............7 Configuring Encryption..........................7 Managing Your Own Key..........................8 Selecting Backup Sets..........................9 Configuring Bandwidth..........................10...

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    Adding a Network Share..........................46 Performing VSS Restores...........................47 Restoring Microsoft Exchange Server Data....................47 Restoring Active Directory and SYSVOL Data...................48 Restoring Microsoft SQL Server Data......................49 Restoring COM+............................49 Restoring the Registry..........................50 Chapter 6: Uninstalling Lenovo Online Data Backup......51 Lenovo Online Data Backup User Guide...

  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Installing Lenovo Online Data Backup

    Selecting Your Backup Speed Downloading the Lenovo Online Data Backup Client 1. From your Lenovo Online Data Backup Activation Key email that you received after you registered, click on the link to download Lenovo Online Data Backup. A Web browser should launch, and take you to the Lenovo download page.

  • Page 6: Installing The Lenovo Online Data Backup Client

    Installing Lenovo Online Data Backup Installing the Lenovo Online Data Backup Client 1. Browse to the location where you saved the Lenovo Online Data Backup client, then double-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup Client on Windows executable le (ends in .exe).

  • Page 7: Using Basic Configuration

    Installing Lenovo Online Data Backup Using Basic Configuration 1. Start the Lenovo Online Data Backup Con guration Wizard. 2. Depending upon your selection when you nished the installation, you have two choices for starting Lenovo Online Data Backup. • The Lenovo Online Data Backup Con guration Wizard might have already started automatically after the installation.

  • Page 8: Managing Your Own Key

    If you selected Encrypt my data with my own personal 256-bit AES key, continue to Managing Your Own Key on page 8. Managing Your Own Key If you selected Encrypt my data with my own personal 256-bit AES key, then proceed with the following steps: Lenovo Online Data Backup User Guide...

  • Page 9: Selecting Backup Sets

    4. Select the location on your computer where you want to save your key, then click Save. 5. Click Yes to con rm that you understand that if you lose your key, neither you nor Lenovo will be able to decrypt your data.

  • Page 10: Configuring Bandwidth

    5. Once you have nished selecting your backup sets to include, click Next. Configuring Bandwidth Lenovo Online Data Backup checks your computer's bandwidth to make sure that it has the required broadband connection for the online backups. 1. Click Start Test to initialize the test.

  • Page 11: Selecting Your Backup Speed

    Data Backup. Lenovo Online Data Backup requires a high speed Internet connection to perform online backups. Selecting Your Backup Speed Lenovo Online Data Backup allows you to select the speed of your backups. You can select either to have faster backups or better performance for your computer.

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    1. Click and hold the slider to select either quicker backups (slide to the right) or faster computer response time (slide to the left). 2. Click Next to continue. The Setup Complete window appears. 3. To nalize the Lenovo Online Data Backup Con guration Wizard, select from one of the following options: • Start your initial backup immediately •...

  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Using Advanced Configuration

    Con gure. Lenovo Online Data Backup can be con gured in each of the six tabs at the top of the Con guration window. This guide examines each of the tabs in detail, starting with the Backup Sets tab.

  • Page 14: Selecting Backup Sets

    Selecting Backup Sets The Lenovo Online Data Backup backup sets allow you to customize your backups by le type. Each time a new le of a type you have selected for backup is saved to your computer, Lenovo Online Data Backup automatically selects that le for all subsequent backups.

  • Page 15: Creating Custom Backup Sets

    Creating Custom Backup Sets Lenovo Online Data Backup allows you to create custom backup sets for your speci c needs. 1. If the Lenovo Online Data Backup Status Window is not displayed, right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in your system tray, then click Con gure.

  • Page 16: Setting Up Rules

    Folder Name on page 17 File Type If you select File type as the second criteria, specify the extension needed for Lenovo Online Data Backup search. Examples of extensions are .exe, .doc, .txt, .pdf, etc. Lenovo Online Data Backup User Guide...

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    Using Advanced Configuration Figure 10: File Type Size If you select Size as the second criteria, select either is less than or is greater than for your option, then specify the number of kilobytes you require. Figure 11: Size Last Modified If you select Last modi ed as the second criteria, select either before, after, or between for your option.

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    Figure 16: VSS Backup Sets To back up these applications for le sets, select the check box next to the backup set. The Lenovo Online Data Backup client then automatically uses the Microsoft Volume Shadow-copy Service (VSS) Writer to do the backup.

  • Page 19: Editing Backup Sets

    When the backup sets appear for Microsoft SQL Server, each database displays as a separate backup set. After Lenovo Online Data Backup has backed up the le, only the changed blocks of the le are transmitted. This happens at the block level, not the le level, so subsequent backups can take minutes instead of hours.

  • Page 20: Adding Files And Folders Through Windows Explorer

    None of the steps above disengage the feature that automatically marks subsequently created les in selected folders. If you are uncertain of how Lenovo Online Data Backup treats the folder during a backup, hover your mouse pointer over the folder in question to reveal a tooltip explanation.

  • Page 21: About Deleting, Moving, And Renaming Files

    When you rename a le on your system, Lenovo Online Data Backup treats it as a deletion of the old le and a creation of a new le with the same content. If you need to restore the le, and the restore date is prior to the renaming, the le bears the old name.

  • Page 22: Scheduling Backups

    Specify a times per day limit for the number of times Lenovo Online Data Backup can run backups. 4. Specify the number of days to pass before Lenovo Online Data Backup alerts you that a backup has not occurred.

  • Page 23: Configuring A Scheduled Backup

    For Weekly, select from the drop-down list the day of the week you want to back up your data. 5. Select the interval for the backup. (For example, every week, every two days, etc.) 6. Select the number of days to pass before Lenovo Online Data Backup alerts you that a backup has not occurred.

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    Con guration window. It is selected by default. Support for backing up open les This option allows Lenovo Online Data Backup to back up both open and locked les. It is selected by default. Not available on systems that do not have an NTFS-formatted drive, or on Windows 2000.

  • Page 25: Bandwidth Throttling

    The slider indicates how much of your bandwidth you want Lenovo Online Data Backup to use. 4. Select whether you want Lenovo Online Data Backup to always throttle or only during a speci ed period of the day (during of ce hours, for example).

  • Page 26: Backup Speed

    2. Enter your proxy server in the eld provided. 3. Choose a proxy con guration option: • Click Use this computer's default proxy server if you want Lenovo Online Data Backup to defer to your computer's default proxy server. •...

  • Page 27: About The History

    About the History The History tab displays all attempted Lenovo Online Data Backup backups and restores in the top panel, and the bottom panel displays what was backed up in the selected backup or what was restored in the selected restore.

  • Page 28: Viewing Backup And Restore History

    For example, if the largest le is 1 GB, you'll need 1.3 GB of free space on your C drive to encrypt the le. You might actually need more space than this, because Lenovo Online Data Backup encrypts more than one le at a time.

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    Using Advanced Configuration 9. Click OK. 10. In the System variables group box, select TMP, then click Edit. 11. In the Variable Value eld, type the path of the new temp folder you created. For example, D:\temp 12. Click OK, then click OK again. For the changes to take effect, you must restart your computer.

  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Using The Status Window

    Topics: Using the Status Window Using the Status Window The Lenovo Online Data Backup Status window allows you to view the status of a current backup, start a backup manually, and launch the Lenovo Online Data Backup Con guration window.

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    Using the Status Window Figure 26: Client Status Window 1. Right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in your system tray, then click Status. 2. From the Status window, you can select any of the following options: Option Description Start Backup Initiates a manual Lenovo Online Data Backup Remote Backup.

  • Page 33: Chapter 4: About Restoring Files

    Chapter About Restoring Files In the event of a catastrophic computer failure or loss, you might need to restore backed up les from Lenovo's online site. There are four methods for performing a le restore: Option Description The Restore tab Allows you to restore les from the Con guration window.

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    Figure 27: Restore Tab 1. Double-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in the Windows system tray, then click Restore to open the Restore tab. (You can also right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon, then click Restore in the context menu.)

  • Page 35: Performing Vss Restores

    14. For each mailbox store, right-click the mailbox store, then click Mount Store. Note: If con guring Lenovo Online Data Backup to back up a Microsoft Exchange Server residing on the same hardware as the domain controller, it is important to select the check boxes for VSS Active...

  • Page 36: Restoring Active Directory And Sysvol Data

    Once you have restarted the server in Directory Services Repair mode, you are ready to begin the restoration process. 5. Click Start > All Programs > Lenovo Online Data Backup > Lenovo Online Data Backup Status. 6. Click Restore Files.

  • Page 37: Restoring Com

    10. Click Start > Run, type Service.msc, then click OK. 11. Right-click the SQL Server service, then click Start. Restoring COM+ 1. Right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in the system tray, then click Status. The Status window appears. 2. Click Restore Files.

  • Page 38: Using The Lenovo Online Data Backup Virtual Drive

    6. (Conditional) If, in the case of a corrupted le, a le by that name exists on your local drive, either overwrite or rename the le when prompted by Lenovo Online Data Backup. If you know the le is corrupted and would like to overwrite the le, click Overwrite . If you are unsure, click Rename and rename the le.

  • Page 39: Restoring From The Web

    Once your restore request has expired, you can peform another restore request. 1. In your browser's address bar, type https://lenovo.mozypro.com/login/user, then press Enter. 2. Click Search / List Machines. 3. Click the name of the computer from which you want to restore les.

  • Page 40: Restoring Files From The Web Using Backup Sets

    Restoring Files from the Web Using Backup Sets When you restore les using backup sets, you can select les to restore according to the le type. For example, you could restore all word processing les at once. Lenovo Online Data Backup User Guide...

  • Page 41: Downloading Restored Files

    See Decrypting Restored Files Using Your Own Private Key on page 42 for information on how to decrypt your data. If you used Lenovo encryption, you are safe to open your les.

  • Page 42: Decrypting Restored Files Using Your Own Private Key

    Installing Lenovo Online Data Backup on page 5. 1. Download the Crypto Utility at http://lenovo.mozypro.com/downloads/lenovo-oldbcryptoutil.exe. 2. Save the le to a location you will remember later (such as your Desktop). 3. Click on the Crypto Utility icon to run the program.

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    Restoring Files 6. Specify the folder where you want to place the decrypted les in to the Destination Folder eld. The Source and Destination folders cannot be in the same path. 7. Click Decrypt to decrypt the les. The les are decrypted to the speci ed destination folder.

  • Page 45: Chapter 5: Server Extended Application Support

    For Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, SYSVOL, registry, and COM+ data, Lenovo Online Data Backup uses the native Microsoft VSS writers to back up the data while the services are running. Microsoft VSS support is only available on Windows 2003 server or later.

  • Page 46: Adding A Network Share

    Figure 34: VSS Backup Sets To back up these applications for le sets, select the check box next to the backup set. The Lenovo Online Data Backup client then automatically uses the Microsoft Volume Shadow-copy Service (VSS) Writer to do the backup.

  • Page 47: Performing Vss Restores

    3. For each mailbox store, right-click the mailbox store, then click Dismount Store. Once each mailbox store has been successfully dismounted, you are ready to perform the restore. 4. Right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in the system tray, then click Status. The Status window appears.

  • Page 48: Restoring Active Directory And Sysvol Data

    14. For each mailbox store, right-click the mailbox store, then click Mount Store. Note: If con guring Lenovo Online Data Backup to back up a Microsoft Exchange Server residing on the same hardware as the domain controller, it is important to select the check boxes for VSS Active Directory and Windows File Replication Service (SYSVOL) backup sets from the con guration module.

  • Page 49: Restoring Microsoft Sql Server Data

    2. Right-click the SQL Server service, then click Stop. Note: Do not stop the SQL Server VSS writer process. 3. Right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in the system tray, then click Status. The Status window appears. 4. Click Restore Files.

  • Page 50: Restoring The Registry

    Once you have completed the restore, you must restart Windows for the restore to take effect. Restoring the Registry 1. Right-click the Lenovo Online Data Backup icon in the system tray, then click Status. The Status window appears. 2. Click Restore Files.

  • Page 51: Chapter 6: Uninstalling Lenovo Online Data Backup

    Chapter Uninstalling Lenovo Online Data Backup 1. Click Start > All Programs > Lenovo Online Data Backup > Uninstall Lenovo Online Data Backup. 2. Click Yes to con rm the uninstall of Lenovo Online Data Backup. 3. When prompted to restart, click Yes.

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