This topic explains how to use the Advanced Configuration wizard to configure inSync Professional.
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 and have not yet configured the 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 Advanced Configuration wizard
To use the Advanced Configuration wizard
- Log on to inSync Admin Console. The inSync Settings wizard appears.
- Click Advanced Configuration.
- Enter the requisite information on the wizard pages. For more information, see Fields in the Advanced Configuration wizard.
- Click Finish.
Fields in the Advanced Configuration wizard
The following table describes the fields in the Network Settings area.
|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.|
The following table describes the fields in the Email Configuration area.
|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.|
The following table lists the fields in the General Information area.
|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.
|Storage consumption alert threshold||Enter the storage consumption threshold value which when crossed will trigger a low disk space alert for the inSync administrators. For example, if the Max. disk space for the storage is 10 TB and storage consumption alert threshold is 80%, an alert will be sent to the administrators the moment data in the storage exceeds 8 TB.|
High Performance Options
The following table lists the fields in the High Performance Options area.
|Optimize storage for||Select if you want to optimize the storage to save disk space or for performance. Storages that are optimized for performance use file-level data deduplication and scale better for very large storage deployments. Storages that are optimized for disk saving use block-level data deduplication and can conserve more space.|
|Use SSD||Select if you are using an SSD for the database folder.|
|DB folder (or SSD path if you have selected Use SSD)|| |
Select the database folder of the storage. If you are using an SSD, select the SSD path.
Note: The DB folder must not be on a networked or shared drive. If Max. disk space is more than 1 TB, the DB folder should not be same as the Data folder.
|Max. parallel connections||Enter the maximum number of parallel connections permitted to the storage.|
|Hypercache||This is a non-editable field. It displays the amount of buffer memory created to improve the I/O performance of the storage. It is 0.4% of the storage size.|
The following table lists the fields in the General Information area.
|Profile name||This is a non-editable field. It displays the name of the profile.|
|Max. Users||Enter the maximum number of users that you want to assign to the profile. 0 indicates no restrictions on the number of users.|
|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.
|Enable link sharing||This field is displayed only when Enable Sharing is selected. Select, if you want the users that are associated with the profile to create download links for files in the inSync share folder.|
|Allow users to add devices||Select, if you want users to be able to activate inSync client on their other devices. If not selected, an inSync administrator will have to activate inSync Client on user's computers.|
The following table describes the fields in the Laptop area.
|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.
|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 the Documents folder of the user's computers will be backed up by inSync. You can select the type of files that you want to back up from the folder.|
The following table describes the fields in the Mobile area.
|Allow mobile access to users||Select if you want users to access inSync data by using the inSync companion app.|
|Enable backup & device protection|| |
This field appears after you select Allow mobile access to users. Select, if you want users to backup data from their mobile devices. DLP functionality will also be enabled. The additional configuration for this field are as follows:
|Backup every||Select the fequency of scheduled backups from mobile devices.|
|Folders||This field appears after you select Enable backup & device protection. You can force the following type of data to be backed up from the mobile devices: |
The following table describes the fields in the Resources area.
|Max Bandwidth [LAN]||Enter the maximum network bandwidth the user devices can consume for backing up data 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 resctriction on bandwidth consumption, set the value as 0 (zero).|
|Max Bandwidth [WAN]|| |
Enter the maximum network bandwidth the user devices can consume for backing up data 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 resctriction on bandwidth consumption, set the value as 0 (zero).
|CPU Priority|| |
Select the priority assigned to the backup process by the OS on user's computer.
Note: Assigning a higher CPU priority may affect the performance of other applications on the user's computer. Assigning a lower CPU priority may increase the time required for backup.
Access & Notifications
The following table describes the fields in the Access & Notifications area.
|Show inSync notifications to users||Select, if you want to have the inSync icon displayed on the system tray of the user’s computers.|
|Allow restore from a Web browser||Select, if you want to allow users to restore data by accessing their inSync account through a Web browser.|
|Allow users to disallow admin access to data|| |
Select, if you want to allow users to prevent inSync administrators to restore data from their devices on 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.
The following table describes the fields in the Retention Policies area.
|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 on the 7th day after the first backup, or the previous weekly backup.
|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 on the 30th day after the first backup, or the previous monthly backup.
Backup First End-User
The following table describes the fields in the Create Storage page.
|Email address||Specify the email address of the user.|
Specify the name of the user.