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Configure inSync Master using the Express Wizard

inSync On-premise 5.4 Administrator Guide
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About the Express Configuration Wizard

The Express Configuration wizard appears when you log on to the inSync Master Management Console for inSync Enterprise or inSync Professional for the first time. We recommend that you use this wizard when you install inSync Master for evaluation. You can use the wizard to configure inSync Master and start backing up user devices. ​

Note: The configuration wizard appears every time you log on to the inSync Master Management Console until you use it to configure your inSync setup. The message Initial configuration incomplete appears on the console if you fill in the wizard partially. Click the message to display the wizard. The wizard retains the data you have filled in and displays them the next time the wizard appears.

Before you begin

Before you begin using the wizard, complete the following tasks:

  • Create an email account for your inSync setup. 
  • Create the Data folder, the Database folder, and the Database log folder for the first data volume. Ensure to omit these from anti-virus scans. When you create these 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 and the Database log folders on a local drive. Do not create them on a shared drive.
    • If the size of the backup data can 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>


To configure inSync Master using the Express Configuration wizard

  1. Log on to inSync Master Management Console and click Express Configuration.
  2. Provide the appropriate information on the wizard pages. For more information, see Fields in the Express Configuration wizard.
  3. ​Click Finish.

Fields in the Express Configuration wizard

Step 1 of 5: Setup Server

The following table lists the fields on the Setup Server page of the wizard.

Field Description
Web/App restore URL

Type the IP address and the port that inSync Master uses for accepting restore requests in the following format:

<IP address>:<port number> format.

For example,

Backup port Type the port that inSync Master uses for accepting data from inSync. The default port is 6061. 
Web/App restore port Type the port that the inSync Master uses for accepting restore requests. The default port is 443. 

Step 2 of 5: Configure Email

The following table lists the fields on the Configuration Email page of the wizard.

Field Description
SMTP server

Type the SMTP server that inSync Master can use for email communication. For example, if you want to use the Gmail SMTP address for inSync Master email communication, type

SMTP port Type the port that the SMTP server uses to send email. The default value is 25.
SMTP username Type the SMTP username for the SMTP server account.
SMTP password Type the password for the email account that inSync Master can use for email communication.
Secure connection If SMTP uses TLS/SSL for email communication, select this checkbox.

Step 3 of 5: Create Storage

The following table lists the fields on the Create Storage page of the wizard.

Field Description
Storage Name

Type a name for the storage. The default storage name is inSync storage 1.

Data folder

Type the path to the Data folder for the first data volume of the storage.


Type the data size that the storage can accommodate.

Step 4 of 5: Update Profile

The following table lists the fields on the Update Profile page of the wizard.

Field Description
Quota per user Type the maximum data size that each user can have in their backup and share folders. 
Backup every

Click the frequency of scheduled backups from user laptops. This is the interval between the end of a backup and the start of the next scheduled backup. 

Enable sharing

Select this check box to enable file sharing for each user. If you enable sharing, inSync creates the Share folder on each user laptop.

Folders to backup Select the platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) for which you want to select backup folders. For each platform, you can select folders that you want to back up. You can choose between the following default folders: 
  • Windows: Email, Desktop, My Documents, All Drives, System, App Settings
  • Mac: Email, Desktop, Documents, System, App Settings
  • Linux: Email, Desktop
Note: When you select Email, you can select an email client from the list that appears. 

Step 6 of 6: Backup First End User

The following table lists the fields on the Backup First End User page of the wizard.

Field Description
Email address Type the email address of the first user.
Name Type the name of the first user.
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