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Configuring inSync Server using Advanced Configuration Wizard

About the Advanced Configuration wizard

The Advanced Configuration wizard takes you through all the steps required to configure the inSync server. The wizard appears when you access the inSync Admin Console, but have not yet configured the inSync server. 

Before you begin

Before using the wizard complete the following tasks:

  • Create an email account for the inSync server.
  • Create folders that will be used as the Data folder, the Database folder, and the Database log folder for the first data volume. Make sure that these folders are omitted from an anti-virus scan. When you create the folders, use the following guidelines:
    • Create the Data folder on a local drive, Storage area network (SAN), or a Network-attached storage (NAS). Do not create the Data folder on a networked or a shared drive. 
    • Create the Database folder on a separate disk. If you expect large volumes of backup data, create the Database folder on a Solid-state Drive (SSD).
    • Do not create the Database and the Database log folders on a shared drive. Instead, create these folders on a local drive. 
    • If you expect the size of backup data to be more than 1 TB, create the Data folder and the Database log folder on separate disks.
  • On a Linux computer, run the following command on all storage folders to set the owner to "insyncserver".

     $ sudo chown insyncserver:insyncserver <storagefolder>

Using the Advanced Configuration wizard

To use the Advanced Configuration wizard

  1. Log on to inSync Admin Console.
  2. Click Advanced Configuration.
  3. Enter the relevant information on the wizard pages. For more information, see Fields in the Advanced Configuration wizard.
  4. Click Finish.

Fields in the Advanced Configuration wizard

Setup Server

Network Settings

The following table describes the fields in the Network Settings area.

Field Description
Web/App restore URL Enter the IP address and port number that will be used by inSync server to accept restore requests. It must be in the <IP address>:<port number> format. For example, 192.168.53.63:443.
Backup port Enter the port number that will be used by inSync server to accept data from inSync clients. The default port is 6061. 
Web/App restore port Enter the port number that will be used by inSync server to accept restore requests. The default port is 443.

Email Configuration

The following table describes the fields in the Email Configuration area.

Field Description
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

General Information

The following table lists the fields in the General Information area.

Field Description
Storage Name

Enter the name of the storage. 

Data folder

Select the data folder for the first data volume of the storage.

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

Enter the size of data that can be stored in the storage.

Note: Do not use the Express Configuration wizard to create storage with more than 100 GB disk space. For information about creating storage more than 100 GB in size, see Creating a storage.
Storage consumption alert threshold Enter the storage consumption threshold value which when crossed, triggers a low disk space alert. For example, if the Max. disk space for the storage is 10 TB and storage consumption alert threshold is 80%, an alert is triggered when the 8 TB of storage is consumed. 

High Performance Options

The following table lists the fields in the High Performance Options area.

Field Description
Use SSD Select if you are using an SSD for the database folder.
DB folder (or SSD path if you have selected Use SSD)

Enter the path to the database folder for the storage. If you are using an SSD, this is the SSD path.

Note: The Database folder must not be on a networked or shared drive. If Max. disk space is more than 1 TB, use separate folders for Data and Database folders. 
Max. parallel connections Enter the maximum number of parallel connections to the storage.

Update Profile

General Information

The following table lists the fields in the General Information area.

Field Description
Profile name

Enter a name for the profile. 

Note: You cannot edit this field. 
Max users Enter the maximum number of users that you want to assign to the profile. 0 (zero) indicates unlimited users.
Quota per user Enter the quota that each user associated with the Default profile can consume for backing up or sharing data. 
Enable sharing

Selct if you want to enable sharing for users associated with the Default profile. The inSync Share folder will be created on all their devices.

Enable link sharing

Select if you want the users associated with a profile to create share links.

Note: This field is displayed only when Enable Sharing is selected. 
Allow users to add devices Select if you want the user to be able to activate inSync client on their other computers. 

Laptop

The following table describes the fields in the Laptop area.

Field Description
Backup every

Select the fequency of scheduled backups from user computers.

Note: The time in this field indicates the interval between the end of a backup and the start of the next scheduled backup. For example, on a device backup started at 10:00 AM and was over by 10:07 AM. If the backup frequency is 4 hours, the next scheduled backup will start at 2:07 AM.
Folders to backup

Enter the platform and the folders that will be backed up on user laptops and desktops.

The platforms and the folder options available are:

  • Windows: Email, Desktop, My Documents, All Drives, System, App Settings
  • Mac: Email, Desktop, Documents, System, App Settings
  • Linux: Email, Desktop
Note: On selecting Email, you can select an email client from the list of email clients.

Mobile

The following table describes the fields in the Mobile area.

Field Description
Allow mobile access to users Select if you want users associated with the default profile to be able to access inSync data using the inSync Companion app.
Enable mobile backup

Select if you want to allows users associated with the Default profile to backup data from their mobile devices. If selected, a list is displayed.

  • Optional: Select if you want users to choose if they want to backup and protect data on their mobile devices after installing and activating inSync app.
  • Mandatory: Select if you want to mandate backup and data protection on users' mobile devices.
Note: This field appears after you select Allow mobile access to users
Backup every Select the frequency of scheduled backups from mobile devices.
Folders Select the folders that will be backed up from  the mobile devices:
  • Contacts
  • Photos
  • Videos
Note: This field appears after you select Mandatory for Enable mobile backup

Plan Resources

Resources

The following table describes the fields in the Resources area.

Field Description
Max Bandwidth [LAN] Enter the maximum bandwidth that user devices can consume during backup over LAN. You can indicate the maximum bandwidth in absolute terms or as a percentage of total available bandwidth. If you do not want to set any restriction on bandwidth consumption, set the value as 0 (zero).
Max Bandwidth [WAN]

Enter the maximum bandwidth the user devices can consume during backup over WAN. You can indicate the maximum bandwidth in absolute terms or as a percentage of total available bandwidth. If you do not want to set any restriction on bandwidth consumption, set the value as 0 (zero).

CPU Priority

Select the priority assigned to inSync backup by the OS on user's computer.

Note: As a good practice, assign an optimal value for CPU priority. Assigning a higher CPU priority might affect the performance of other applications on the user's computer.  Assigning a lower CPU priority might increase the time required for backup. 

Access & Notifications

The following table describes the fields in the Access & Notifications area.

Field Description
Show inSync notifications to users Select, if you to display the inSync icon and notification messages on the system tray of the user’s computers.
Allow restore from a Web browser Select if you want that users can restore data by accessing their inSync account through a Web browser.
Allow users to disallow admin access to data

Select if you want users to prevent inSync administrators from restoring data from their devices to a server.

Note: Once a user has selected to prevent administrators from accessing data, administrators will not be able to restore data on a server for that user even if you change the Profile settings or move the user to a different Profile.

Retention Policies

The following table describes the fields in the Retention Policies area.

Field Description
Retain all backups for Specify the number of days you want to retain all backups. At the end of the backup period, the backup is deleted from the inSync Server.
For example, if you specify the backup duration as 5 days, a backup that was taken on January 6, 2013 will be deleted on January 11, 2013.
Retain weekly backups for

Specify the number of weeks you want to retain backups. At the end of the weekly backup period, the weekly backup is deleted from the inSync Server.

Note: Weekly backup is the last backup taken in a calendar week. For inSync, a week starts on a Sunday.
Retain monthly backups for

Specify the number of months you want to retain backups. At the end of the monthly backup period, the monthly backup is deleted from the inSync server.

Note: Monthly backup is the last backup taken during a calendar month.

Backup First End-User

The following table describes the fields on the Create Storage page.

Field Description
Email address Specify the email address of the user.
Name

Specify the name of the user.

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