In previous Essentials, Backup/Restore can only be done through a thumb drive attached in front USB port of Vista. Thumb drive is restricted in some customer sites and users prefer to save data into their network drive directly. We have implemented a file service which provides the network storage facility for Essentials-VISTA to backup/restore the File/Folder.
To get this feature, the user needs to install the file service with Essentials version above Rev 1.06.0079.
1. Steps to configure HunterLab File Service
Step 1: Install the attached installation package files into a networked PC.
Step 2: Run the executable FILESERVICEINSTALLER.EXE and follow the guided steps to complete the installation process.
Step 3: After installation a shortcut for HUNTERLAB FILE SERVICE CONFIG TOOL will be created on the Desktop.
Step 4: Double click on the shortcut HUNTERLAB FILE SERVICE CONFIG TOOL, and then a Configuration dialog will be displayed as shown below.
Step 5: In the above Configuration dialog, select the ROOT FOLDER by clicking on BROWSE button. The Essentials Backup will be stored in the configured Root Folder path.
Step 6: Enter the Port Number for the network File service. (Port number "8888" here is the one that we configured in our PC.)
Note: Make sure that the configured port number must be added to Exceptions in the firewall. The configured port number in the server must be same at the client side (Essentials-VISTA).
Step 7: Click on the APPLY button. The File service will be restarted with the new settings.
2. Setting Up the Client Side (Essentials VISTA side)
In Vista Essentials, to go JOBS > DATA MANAGEMENT > BACKUP/RESTORE and then SELECT ACTION dialog will be displayed. The Select Action dialog normally contains the options to BACKUP and RESTORE. The user can choose between USB DRIVE or NETWORK STORAGE. When USB Drive option is selected, the Backup and Restore operations will be performed into the USB flash drive plugged into the system. When Network Storage option is selected, the Backup and Restore operations are performed into a network folder of the specified system where the HunterLab File Service is installed.
Step 1: Click on NETWORK STORAGE SETTINGS Button. In the next screen enter the IP ADDRESS and PORT NUMBER of HUNTERLAB FILE SERVICE.
Step 2: Click on TEST CONNECTION to verify the connectivity to the HunterLab File Service.
Step 3: Click APPLY to save the settings. The saved network settings will be used for the Network Backup and Restore operations.
Step 4: After successful configuration of network settings, Click BACKUP/RESTORE to perform the complete BACKUP/RESTORE of the HunterLab folder between Essentials-Vista and the specified network server’s folder.
HLFileService_1.0.3.zip (3 MB)
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