In this Quickstart Guide will we cover how to create
- Consumption Unit and Assign that with a backup node
- Install IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client
- Configure IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client
- Schedule our first backup
Create Consumption Unit¶
For more information please read How-To Consumption Units
When you login for the first time you will see a empty desktop but if you already have node assigned you will see a summary on all created nodes.
Click on the "Consumption Units" tab and then "Add"
Type a friendly name, e.g. hostname or FQDN. and press "Add" When the consumption unit has been created the portal will ask you if you want to add/assign a backup node to the consumption unit, press "Yes" to continue.
Fillout the form like, Platform, preferred backup server, Domain, Client Option set and contact details (e.g. Server owner E-Mail or Support Email).
We are recommending that you let "Data-source" be empty to let us randomize the nodename. Press "Activate" to proceed with the activation of your consumption unit.
Next step is to install the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client.
Install IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client¶
Install the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, you can download the latest client from IBMs FTP Server
Please follow in the installation instructions for your Operating System.