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NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers the following installation options for Windows machines:

  • Full Solution
  • Transporter-only Solution
  • Multi-tenant Solution

After successful product installation, refer to the Getting Started section to learn how to continue working with NAKIVO Backup & Replication. 

Installing Full Solution on Windows

To install NAKIVO Backup & Replication with default options, simply run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer for Windows and click Install. This will install all product components (Director, Transporter, Backup Repository) and you will be able to use all product features after installation.

You can also change the installation options as follows:

  1. Set the installation options as follows:
    • Installation type: Leave the Full solution option selected to install the key product components (Director and Transporter).
    • Create repository: Leave the checkbox selected to create a Backup Repository on the machine on which NAKIVO Backup & Replication is installed.



  2. Click Options to set up more installation options:
    • Installation path: The location where NAKIVO Backup & Replication will be installed.
    • Director Web UI port: The default port that will be used to connect to the Web UI of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
    • Transporter port: The default port that will be used by the Director to communicate with the Onboard Transporter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
    • Send support bundles during evaluation: If this option is selected, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will automatically create, encrypt, and upload support bundles once a day to a NAKIVO support server during the evaluation period. NAKIVO Support team may use this information to improve the product experience and may be able to identify and resolve product issues faster.



  3. Click Install and then click Finish once the installation is complete.



  4. To prevent unauthorized access to the product, create your user account:  
    • Name: Provide your name.
    • Username: Create a username.
    • Email: Provide your corporate email.
    • Password: Create a password to access your NAKIVO Backup & Replication account.
    • Repeat password: Repeat the password.

                     

You can log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication by opening the following URL in your web browser: https://machine_IP_or_DNS:Director_Web_UI_port 

Installing Transporter on Windows

If you have already installed the full solution (both Director and Transporter) and wish to deploy an additional Transporter, run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer for Windows and follow the steps below:

Transporter Installation Prerequisites

Prior to installing a Transporter, make sure the following prerequisites are met:

  • Make sure the machine on which you plan to install the Transporter has a connection to the relevant items below:
    • The machine on which the Director is installed.
    • VMware/Hyper-V servers on which you plan to back up or replicate VMs (provided you are planning to retrieve VM data using the Transporter you are about to install)
    • Machines on which you have installed other Transporters (provided you are planning to set up data transfer between an existing Transporter and the one you are about to install) 
    • Backup repository (provided you are planning to assign the Transporter you are going to install to a Backup Repository)
    • VMware/Hyper-V servers which you plan to use as a destination for replicated VMs (assuming you plan to write data to the target servers and datastores using the Transporter you are about to install)
  • For VMware/Hyper-V servers discovered with DNS names, make sure those DNS names can be resolved on the machine on which to install the Transporter.

Transporter Installation

  1. Run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer.
  2. Choose Transporter only from the Installation type drop-down list.

             

  3. Click Options and set up the following:
    • Installation path: The location where the Transporter will be installed.
    • Transporter port: The default port that will be used by the Director to communicate with the Onboard Transporter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.



  4. Click Install.
  5. Click Finish once the installation is complete. 

              

  6. Add the Transporter to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Installing Full Solution in Multi-Tenant Mode on Windows

To install the full solution in multi-tenant mode on a Windows OS, run the NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer for Windows and follow the steps below:

  1. Choose Multi-tenant solution from the Installation type drop-down list.

            

  2. Click Options to set up more installation options:
    • Installation path: The location where NAKIVO Backup & Replication will be installed.
    • Director Web UI port: The default port that will be used to connect to the Web UI of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
    • Transporter port: The default port that will be used by the Director to communicate with the Onboard Transporter. Make sure the port you specify is open in your firewall.
    • Send support bundles during evaluation: If this option is selected, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will automatically create, encrypt, and upload support bundles once a day to a NAKIVO support server during the evaluation period. The NAKIVO Support team may use this information to improve the product experience and may be able to identify and resolve product issues faster.



  3. Click Install and then click Finish once the installation is complete. 

              

You can log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication by opening the following URL in your web browser: https://machine_IP_or_DNS:Director_Web_UI_port. 

Credentials are not required to log in as a Master Admin after installation. However, the default credentials are required to log into the product after the first tenant is created. To log in as a Master admin, specify “admin” as the username and leave the password field empty. You can change credentials in the product configuration.

Silent Installation on Windows 

You can install NAKIVO Backup & Replication in silent mode via a command line by running the following command: installer.exe -f --eula-accept This will install all product components (DirectorTransporterBackup Repository), and you will be able to use all product features after installation.

The following arguments are available:

ArgumentDescription
-hDisplay the list of available arguments without starting the installation.
--eula-accept, -eaIndicates that you have read and agree to the End User License Agreement.
-fShall perform the silent installation of the full solution (Director and Transporter).
-t Shall perform the silent installation of Transporter only.
-mShall perform the silent installation of the full solution in multi-tenant mode.
-uShall perform the silent update of the installed product components




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