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  Data Loss Makes Your Business Suffer!  
  Re-building just 20MB of lost data could cost more than $17,000 and could take up to three weeks to re-build.  
 
 
 
     
  Secure and Reliable!  
  With SSIOBS everything is run automatically with no human intervention required. This eliminates all possibilities of negligence induced problems.  
 
 
 
     
  Limited Cost, Unlimited Protection!  
  For just $19.95 a month, you can lease our sofware and install it in your company environment.

 
 
 
 
     
  Easy to Manage!  
  Installation of SSIOBS is easy to follow with an intuitive wizard guided interface.


 
 
 
 
  Can you briefly explain the idea of how the SSIOBS Software works?  
     
  Can we customize the OBM? How can we change the name of the software, configuration, and auto-logon?  
     
  What is the recommended bandwidth?  
     
  How do I run OBM with Microsoft ISA 2004?  
     
  How do I install OBM on FreeBSD?  
     
  How do I install OBM on SCO Unix?  
 

Can you briefly explain the idea of how the SSIOBS Software works?

The Online Backup Suite consists of 3 main modules:

1. The client software - Online Backup Manager (OBM) and A-Click Backup Client (ACB)
2. The server software - Offsite Backup Server (OBS)
3. The replication server - Replication Server (RPS)

OBM is a client application with a user-interface for easy backup configuration. It allows users to upload selected files to the Backup server and runs scheduled backup jobs. It also allows users to create different backup sets for different backup purpose. Besides file backup, OBM can backup a list of applications such as MS Exchange, MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Lotus Domino, and much more. OBM supports Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.

ACB is a client application with essential file backup functionalities and an intuitive user-interface targeting for simple end-users. It allows users to upload selected files to the Backup server and runs scheduled backup jobs.

OBS is a server application which store backup data from multiple OBMs backup accounts. It has a web-based Management Console for system administrators to manage the Backup Server, such as configuring system and backup account settings, and viewing backup statistics and reports. Users can also logon to this Management Console to manage their own backup account or restore their own backup data. OBS supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms.

RPS is another server application running on a separate machine, it provides close to real-time backup for multiple OBSs. So even if one of the OBS failed, the RPS still has a copy of the backup data.

 
     
 
  Can we customize the OBM? How can we change the name of the software, configuration, and auto-logon?

Of course it is possible. You can refer to our Administrator's Guide as well as our Partner Portal for more details.

 
     
     
  What is the recommended bandwidth?

It really depends on what kind of data to be backed up, e.g. for personal file backups, the daily data transfer should be limited, while MS Exchange backup could be significant.
 
     
     
  How do I run OBM with Microsoft ISA 2004?

To connect OBM to OBS through Microsoft ISA Server, please do the following to enable [Web Proxy] service on the ISA Server:
1. Open [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Microsoft ISA Server] -> [ISA Server Management]
2. On the left panel, select [Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server] -> [SERVER] -> [Configuration] -> [Networks]
3. On the top menu, select [Action] -> [New] -> [Network]. Enter a “Network Name” (e.g. Internal) and define the IP address range for your internal network
(e.g. 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255)
4. Double click the new network that should now be added to on the bottom panel
5. Select the [Web Proxy] tab
6. Check both [Enable Web Proxy clients] and [Enable HTTP] checkboxes and choose a [HTTP port] for the web proxy service
7. (Optional) Press the [Authentication] button, check the [Basic] checkbox and the [Require all users to authenticate] checkboxes if you want to enable and enforce proxy authentication
8. Press the [OK] button to make the changes and press the [Apply] button to apply the changes
9. Open [Online Backup Manager] from the system tray and press the [Options] button
10. In the [Proxy Seting] section, select the [Proxy] radio button
11. Enter the hostname/IP address of the ISA server in the [Proxy Address] text field and the TCP port for web proxy service on your ISA Server in the [Port] text field
12. Press the [OK] button to connect to the server

If you run into any problems connecting to the OBS from OBM using ISA Server, please do the following to check if your request is being blocked:
1. On the left panel of [ISA Server Management], select [Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server] -> [SERVER] -> [Monitoring]
2. Then select the [Logging] tab that appears on the right panel3. Click the [Edit Filter] link and create a filter with the following values:
[Log Record Type] equals [Web Proxy Filter]
[Destination IP] equals [The IP address of Offsite Backup Server]
3. Press the [Start Query] button
4. Open [Online Backup Manager] again and try connecting to the OBS using the same procedure above. Check if there are any errors generated in the log table.

 
     
     
  How do I install OBM on FreeBSD?

You can either run OBM on a Linux version of Sun Java JDK (performance might not be optimized) or on a FreeBSD native Java SDK.

Please do the following for the Linux version of Sun Java JDK option:
1. Install Linux binary compatible port to the FreeBSD machine
2. Install the Linux version of Sun Java 1.4.2 or above JDK onto the FreeBSD machine
3. Create a symbolic link from $OBM_HOME/jvm to $JAVA_HOME (installed in previous step)
4. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/RunBackupSet.sh [BACKUP_SET_NAME] to run your backup
5. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/Scheduler.sh to start the backup scheduler

Please do the following for the FreeBSD native Java SDK option:
1. Install Linux binary compatible port to the FreeBSD machine
2. Install the Linux version of Sun Java 1.4.2 or above JDK onto the FreeBSD machine
3. Compile the FreeBSD native Java 1.4.2 SDK using the JDK compiler installed in the previous step
4. Install the FreeBSD native Java 1.4.2 SDK onto the FreeBSD machine
5. Create a symbolic link from $OBM_HOME/jvm to $JAVA_HOME (installed in previous step)
6. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/RunBackupSet.sh [BACKUP_SET_NAME] to run your backup
7. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/Scheduler.sh to start the backup scheduler

 
     
     
  How do I install OBM on SCO Unix?

Please do the followings to install OBM on SCO:
1. Install Java 1.4.x or above onto your SCO Unix box
2. Download obm-linux.tar.gz and expand it to $OBM_HOME (e.g. /usr/local/obm)
3. Delete $OBM_HOME/jvm and create a symbolic link from $OBM_HOME/jvm to the SCO Unix Java VM
4. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/BackupManager.sh to setup your backup set (or run $OBM_HOME/bin/Configurator.sh if you are under command line mode. Then use the OBS Management Console to setup your backup sources and other settings)
5. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/RunBackupSet.sh [BACKUP_SET_NAME] to run your backup
6. Run $OBM_HOME/bin/Scheduler.sh to start the backup scheduler
 
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