Preference

Configure the settings for ActiveImage Protector user preferences from [Preferences] menu as follows:

General

Specify the number of days to keep log files and backup options.

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  • Event Log
    The number of days to keep event logs can be specified for [Purge event logs longer than xx days]. The log information stored longer than a specified number of days is purged. [Purge task logs as well] option may be selected to purge task log as well. Click on [Purge now] to purge event history and task log entirely. [Log Windows event when] option may be selected to log the tasks ended in the specified status in Windows event log.

  • Backup Option
    Server Edition provides [Skip inaccessible volume] function to prevent backup task interruptions when an inaccessible volume is encountered. [Allow multiple USB device destination in one profile] option may be selected to allow USB disk detected on the drive assigned with the same drive letter as the originally specified backup destination.

  • HyperStandby
    Specify the concurrently executable number of HyperBack tasks.

  • Default Performance Configure the settings for default performance (I/O) for task execution. Enable [Use network write caching] option to use cached data.

  • Disk Scan The maximum number of disks to connect to the system can be specified in [Limit number of disks to scan to xx disks]. If this option is disabled, unlimited number of disks can be connected.

Proxy

If using a proxy server for internet access, check [Use Proxy Server] option and specify the server IP, user name and password for update check and product activation.

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E-Mail

Please configure the settings for E-Mail Notification.

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  • E-Mail
    Enter the sender’s E-Mail address for [From], the recipient’s E-Mail address for [To] and [Subject]. Multiple E-Mail addresses may be specified by delimiting with ‘,’.

  • Use this SMTP server Enable this option to use the specified SMTP server for E-Mail notification. If this option is not selected, E-Mail notification is sent without using SMTP server.

  • Test E-Mail Notification To make sure that the settings configured for E-Mail notification are accurate, please use this option to check if the E-Mail is received by the specified recipient.

  • Send tasks summary notification Select this option to send task summary mail according to the schedule you specify (daily, weekly, monthly).

  • Send notification mail xx days before license expires E-Mail Notification provides the option to notify the license status according to the predefined threshold for the remaining days of valid license.

Deduplication

Configure the settings for the Deduplication function.

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  • Set as default compression By enabling this option, [Deduplication Compression] is selected by default in Backup Wizard.

  • Default Level Specify the default level for Deduplication Compression.

  • Deduplication Option
    Select one of the two options to ensure that the backup task completes without interruption if insufficient disk space is detected in the temporary file folder before operation. The setting here may be changed in [Advanced Backup Options] in Backup Wizard.

    • Auto-switch from default to an alternate folder The temporary file folder used by deduplication will automatically switch over if insufficient disk space is detected. The drives with sufficient space are detected and sorted in alphabetical order for switchover.

    • Continue operation with [Standard] compression Will complete the backup task using the default Standard Compression.

  • Default Temporary File Folder You can specify the default temporary file folder.

Alert

Configure Alert settings for [Dashboard] - [System Health Status].

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  • Last backup is older than xx days If the backup task has not been executed for more than the specified number of days since the last backup image file was created, the alert indicator is displayed in the [System Health Status].

  • Backup error occurred within xx days If an error occurred with a backup task within the specified days, the alert indicator is displayed in the [System Health Status].

Console

Configure the settings for the ActiveImage console.

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  • Console window settings Configure the settings for saving the window size and display position, and displaying the splash screen on program startup.

  • Advanced Options The [Enable Network Client Management Console] option is provided.

  • Language Change the preferred language for the ActiveImage console display. To apply changes, restart the ActiveImage console.

HyperBack Setting

Configure the settings for HyperBack.

Server and Virtual (HyperAgent) editions provide this feature.

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  • Operation Mode
    Select one of the two operation mode options, i.e., [Parallel Backup] or [Sequential Backup]. When [Parallel Backup] is enabled, specify the concurrently executable number of HyperBack and HyperStandby tasks respectively.

    In the event that Post-backup Processing is enabled for HyperBack, post-backup processes sequentially run one after another.

  • Tracking Method
    Select one of the two tracking options when backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.

    • Using Microsoft Resilient Change Tracking (RCT):Check point does not remain after completing the processing.

    This tracking method can be applied only to backup of Generation 2 VMs version 8.0 or later on Hyper-V (Windows Server 2016 or later). {: .alert .alert-info }

  • Backup Image File Optimization This option is valid only when backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.

Post Backup

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If configuring the settings for the post-backup process to run BootCheck, you can specify the limit for the concurrently running tasks.

If insufficient available memory is detected on Hyper-V, multiple BootCheck tasks may run but less than the specified limit.

Deduplication

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Select the option to ensure that the backup task completes without interruption if insufficient disk space is detected in the temporary file folder before operation.

  • Auto-switch from default to an alternate folder The drives assigned with drive letters having sufficient available space are searched in alphabetical order. When a drive with sufficient space is found, a temporary file folder is created in the drive.

  • Continue operation with [Standard] Compression Will complete the backup task using the default Standard Compression.

You can specify the default location for deduplication to process temporary files by specifying [Temporary File Folder].

Hypervisor

Server and Virtual (HyperAgent) Editions provide this feature.

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The source hypervisors for HyperBack can be managed. Before creating HyperBack task, please select [Add Hypervisor] and add hypervisor.
To delete an unnecessary hypervisor, select the hypervisor in the list and click [Delete]. Select a hypervisor in the list and click [Test Connection] to confirm the network connection.

When using vCenter, the ESXi hosts managed under vCenter must be registered one by one.

Before changing the credentials information for an added hypervisor, please delete the hypervisor and add it again.

When using the Online Portal feature, please contact the reseller.