Minimum Requirements for Rbackup Endpoint
Minimum Requirements for RBackup Endpoint
The Rbackup Endpoint is very efficient with bandwidth. It will work with just about any type of Internet connection. Lower bandwidth results in slower backup times. This calculator can help calculate transmission times: http://www.remote-backup.com/rbstech/speedcalculator.htm
FIREWALL / ROUTER / ANTIVIRUS
All communications from the Rbackup Endpoint are OUTBOUND, so there are rarely any changes to be made in Endpoint-side routers or firewalls. Antivirus software might rarely flag the Rbackup Endpoint as “unknown.” If it does, allow the following EXE files to run: rbclient.exe, rbackup.exe, regwizard.exe, senddiagnostics.exe, rbsupdate.exe
The RBackup Endpoint uses CPU time during scanning for files, when it compresses and encrypts data, and during BitBackup. BitBackup uses the most, and is the slowest backup method. The software is self-throttling, so it should never use more than about 15% of available CPU resources. You can set its priority to Low, Medium or High when customizing your Endpoint installer. The default is Medium.
The Endpoint software needs some work space to prepare files for backup. By default this space is assigned to a temporary directory on Drive C: and you can change it to another drive if you need to.
There are three processes that use temporary space. Of these, BitBackup uses the most - as much as 150% of the total drive space used by all the files it needs to back up. This is why we recommend using BitBackup only for huge files that only change a little, like CAD drawings, Quickbooks fils, and Outlook PST files. Avoid using BitBackup as a standard backup method for all files.
LOG FILES – By default log files are written to the installation folder, typically C:\Program Files\Remote Backup\. You can change this location when you build your Endpoint installers, and you can also change it after installation.
To change after installation, open the Advanced Interface. Select Options : Preferences : Connection Tab. Double click the padlock graphic. Enter your Administrator’s Password (the default is Admin) Click the Advanced Options button. Select a new Log Folder.
STANDARD BACKUPS - During Full, Incremental, and Differential backups, the Endpoint will use a temporary directory for storing files before they are transmitted to the Server. Files are deleted from the temporary location as they are verified on the Server.
The space needed for the temporary directory is typically the size of the biggest file that needs to be backed up, but can vary depending on internet uplink speed. The faster the Internet, the less space will be needed, because files are erased from the temporary folder after they are stored on the RBS Server.
This temporary directory can be selected when you build your Endpoint installers, and you can also change it after installation.
To change after installation, open the Advanced Interface. Select Options : Preferences : Backup Tab. Double click the padlock graphic. Enter your Administrator’s Password (the default is Admin) Select the Backup Tab. You can change the Temporary File Path and the BitBackup Reference Path (see below).
BITBACKUPS – BitBackups use up the most space on the Endpoint side, sometimes quite a lot. If you have problems with the Endpoint's C drive running out of space, consider using one of the standard backup methods above, or changing the BitBackup Reference Path to another drive.
A good rule of thumb is to use BitBackup sparingly, only when you need it. Use it for extremely large files that change only a little, like CAD drawings. If a file is 500MB, and changes only a small amount daily, consider using BitBackup. Otherwise, use one of the standard backup methods.
We recommend defining a separate Backup Set for BitBackup, and include only files that need to use it. All other files should go in Backup Sets using one of the standard backup methods.
BitBackup must maintain reference copies of all the files it backs up. So, if you use BitBackup to back up a thousand files with a combined size of 500MB, the Rbackup Endpoint software will need 500MB of space in the BitBackup Reference Path.
The BitBackup Reference Path can be selected when you build your Endpoint installers, and you can also change it after installation.
To change after installation, open the Advanced Interface. Select Options : Preferences : Backup Tab. Double click the padlock graphic. Enter your Administrator’s Password (the default is Admin) Select the Backup Tab. You can change the BitBackup Reference Path here.