Image Backup Instructions

Startup Guide

Startup Guide

The continued success of your business depends on being able to restore your servers to its full capacity quickly. This backup solution gives you fast local access to critical files that reduces downtime in the event of a disaster.

IDrive BMR is an onsite backup/restore solution. With this, you can perform full, incremental and manual backup of a computer including multiple hard drives and partitions. The backed up data is saved in the form of a single file (known as an Image) onsite. You can maintain a ready-to-use, bare metal restore (BMR) capability with each file-based backup. Cloud replication lets you transfer backups stored on your IDrive BMR server to your cloud account. This advanced solution lets you restore backed up data to multiple computers at the same time.

Bare metal restores and full hard disk imaging makes you rest easy knowing that in the event of data loss you are protected. You can restore your entire system along with all its settings at once. No need for rearranging data, reinstalling software or reconfiguring any system or application settings.

Before Getting Started

The following equipments are required to use IDrive BMR:
  • IDrive BMR server and AC power cable (included in the package)
  • Ethernet cable with RJ45 connector (not included in the package)

Physical installation

Unpacking and Inspecting

Upon receiving the shipment, unbox and inspect the IDrive BMR server and other hardware for any physical damage that may have occurred during shipping.

Each shipment/package contains the following:

  1. IDrive BMR server
  2. Rack mounting kit
  3. AC power cable
  4. Product information guide
Installing into the Rack

Follow the racking guide from the below link to properly mount the server.

https://www.idrive.com/bare-metal-recovery/rack-mounting-guide.pdf

private_cloud_server Rack mounting the server
Setting up IDrive BMR server
  • Connect the power cable and the Ethernet cable to any of the RJ45 connectors at the back of the server to your network switch/router.
  • Connect a monitor to the server and press the power button at the front panel to start the server.
  • The Dashboard will be displayed automatically on the monitor after the server is started.
  • To access the web interface, perform any of the following:

    1. Click the Login link displayed on the top-right corner of the Dashboard.
    2. Browse the local IP address shown on the Dashboard from the same local network.

      Note: if you are unable to view the IP address on the dashboard, press Refresh button next to the IP address to get the device IP.

  • Use 'support123' as password for initial login. Ensure you change the default password from ‘Settings’ tab after initial login to the web interface.

Network settings

Following network ports are to be used for IDrive BMR server and client devices.

For IDrive BMR server

Port Usage Incoming/Outgoing
55414 HTTP web interface Incoming
35623 UDP broadcast for discovery Outgoing

For client devices

Port Usage
35622 UDP broadcasts for discovery
35623 Commands and image backups

What's Next?

After the initial setup, you can now backup your machines.

Important note:

Ensure weekly inspection of your IDrive BMR appliances by logging into the admin console, to check the backup and hard drive status of the device. Blinking green light on the device indicates that the drives are working fine. Amber light or no light indicates an issue with the drives.