Asigra DS-User Installation and Log file viewing

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[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Doug Oakes [fa icon="calendar"] March 29, 2012

 

How to install Asigra DS-User and view log files to determine failed objects.

Run setup from Asigra DS-Client

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Request the specific path from the Lewan ROC.

Allow the install if UAC requests pops up

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Install the proper Java DS-User for workstation platform

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These instructions assume the Java version of DS-User. The Windows native version can also be installed by selecting the proper DS-Client option and only install the DS-User GUI

Follow the various screens to install. Use all default values.

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Windows 7 workstations may show an Operating System incompatibility. This can be ignored.

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Do not change the port number!

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Once installation completes, exit the installer

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Open DS-User from the Windows "Start" menu

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Select setup-> Initialization

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Add DS-Client's IP address

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Enter IP Address of DS-Client

Refresh DS-Client list and select DS-Client

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On far left pane, click refresh, DS-Client should appear. Select DS-Client

Log in with Windows Domain credentials

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If workstation not logged in as Domain user, enter proper credentials

Upgrade DS-User if necessary

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When Asigra components are updated, new versions are automatically pushed out. The default DS-User installation will likely be out of date. Select the upgrade button to update the software. Once software is updated DS-User will restart. Complete the previous step to select the DS-CLient and log in.

View Event log

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The event log will show all events relating to activities, including reasons for backup jobs completed "With Errors"

Filter for date range and to only show Errors

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Typical error shown

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The most common reason a backup job will fail is due to an open file. If a file fails regularly there may be a need to use a different backup strategy or to exclude that file from backup. Lewan Managed Data Protection staff regularly monitors events and will take steps to reduce errors on backup jobs.

 

Topics: Backup & Recovery

Doug Oakes
Written by Doug Oakes

Doug is a Systems Engineer with the COR Operations team at Lewan. He specializes in server and storage architectures and backup and recovery solutions and is focused on the Managed Data Protection and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.

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