How to Create a Backup Using R1Soft’s CDP Agent on an Offsite Server ?

In this tutorial we are going to see, how to create a backup using the R1Soft’s CDP Backup Agent on an offsite server.

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter the login URL to connect to the CDP Server.

Once you enter the login credentials the “Hosts” page will load automatically as shown in the image below.

Step 2: Click the “Hosts” icon on top of the Main page as shown in the above image.

Step 3: Now, you need to select the proper “Host” Under the Host Name column or you can use the filter option to find the appropriate host.

Once you click the appropriate Host Name, it will open up with a new window. See image below:

Step 4: Hit the “Backup and Restore” button as shown in the above image and the following backup wizard will open.

Step 5: On the above page, click on “Schedule Backup” button as shown in the above image.

Once you click the “Schedule Backup” button, it will open the “Schedule a new Backup task” page as shown in the image below.

Step 6: Here on this page you will need to define the following settings:

Save Task : Tick the check box to save backup task.
Enabled : Tick the check box to enable backup task.
Description : You can enter a desired name for your task but make sure the name is different from the existing scheduled backup tasks.
Recurrence : In the drop-down menu you will need to select the schedule and frequency for the backup task. In the drop-down menu you will find options like (Now, Minutely, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly). If you wish to run an immediate backup, leave the option default as “Now” and it will start to backup your data immediately.

Backup Task Options

Only keep the last x recovery points : Tick the check box in order to enable the feature and enter the desired recovery points.
Defragment data files when finished : Tick the check box if you want to defragment the data files upon completion of the backup task.
Verify recovery point when finished : Tick the check box to verify Recovery Point when backup task is finished.
Devices to Backup : If you want to backup all the devices, then you can select “All active devices” or if you wish to backup only the selected devices, then you can choose “Only selected devices” option and tick the devices you want to backup.

Step 7: Once you are done with the settings, hit the “OK” button to save the backup task as shown in the image below.

That’s it! If you have scheduled a backup task to run immediately, the R1Soft’s CDP Agent will start to take backup of your files immediately on an offsite dedicated hosting server.