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Using the Express Configuration wizard

Overview

This topic explains how to use the Express Configuration wizard.

About the Express Configuration wizard

The Express Configuration wizard is a quick way to setup inSync server. It is recommended that you use it when you are installing inSync for evaluation. The wizard appears when you access the inSync Admin Console and have not yet configured inSync server. 

Before you begin

Before using the wizard complete the following tasks:

  • Create the email ID that will be used by the inSync server to send emails. Note down the SMTP server details.
  • Create the folders that will be used as Data, Database, and Database Log folders on the inSync server. Make sure these folders are not scanned by any AntiVirus. When creating the folders, use the following guidelines:
    • The database and database log folders must be on a local drive. Do no create these folders on a networked or shared drive.
    • The data folder can be created on a local drive, SAN, or NAS.
    • The database folder must be created on a separate disk. If there are a large number of users who will back up their data on the storage, it is recommended to create the database folder on a solid state drive (SSD).
    • The data folder and the database log folder must preferably be on separate disks.
  • If you are installing inSync on a Linux computer, run the following command on all storage folders:

     $ sudo chown insyncserver:insyncserver <storagefolder>

Using the Express Configuration wizard

To use the Express Configuration wizard

  1. Log on to inSync Admin Console. The inSync Settings wizard appears.
  2. Click Express Configuration.
  3. Enter the requisite information on the wizard pages. For more information, see Fields in the Express Configuration wizard.
  4. Click Finish.

Your inSync server is ready for use.

Fields in the Express Configuration wizard

Setup Server

The following table describes the fields in the Setup Server page of the wizard.

Field Action
Web/App restore URL inSync server uses this IP address and port number to accept data restore requests from inSync clients. It must be in the <IP address>:<port number> format. For example, 192.168.53.63:443.
Backup port inSync server uses this port to accept data from inSync clients. By default, port 6061 is used for this purpose. You can use any available port of your choice.
Web/App restore port inSync server uses this port to accept restore requests form  inSync clients. By default, inSync uses the 443 port for this purpose. You can use any available port of your choice.

Configure EmailEdit section

The following table describes the fields in the Configuration Email page of the wizard.

Field Action
SMTP server

Enter the SMTP server address for the email ID. For example, if you want to use a Gmail address for inSync, the SMTP server address is smtp.gmail.com.

SMTP port Enter the port number used by the SMTP server. The default value is 25.
SMTP username Enter the email ID chosen for the inSync server.
SMTP password Enter the password for the email account.
Secure connection Select if TLS/SSL is required for email communication. 

Create Storage

The following table describes the fields in the Create Storage page of the wizard.

Field Action
Storage Name

This is the name to identify the storage. You can rename the default storage name. 

Data folder

Select the data folder of the storage.

Note: The Data folder must not be on a networked or shared drive.
Max. disk space

Enter the total data that can be stored in the storage.

Note: Do not use the Express Configuration wizard to create storages with more than 100 GB disk space. To create storages with more than 100 GB disk space, see Creating a Storage.

Update Profile

The following table describes the fields in the Update Profile page of the wizard.

Field Action
Quota per user Enter the maximum data that any user assigned to the profile can back up or share.
Backup every

Select the fequency of scheduled backups.

Enable sharing

Select, if you want the users associated with the default profile to use the inSync share functionality. The inSync Share folder will be created on all their devices.

Email Select, if you want data from the corresponding email client to be backed up by inSync.
Desktop

Select, if you want data from the Desktop folder of the user's computers to be backed up by inSync. You can select the type of files that you want to back up from the folder.

My Documents Select, if you want data from the Documents folder of the user's computers to be backed up by inSync. You can select the type of files that you want to back up from the folder.

Backup First End-User

The following table describes the fields in the Backup First End-User page of the wizard.

Field Action
Email address Enter the email address of the user.
Name Enter the name of the user.
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