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Quickstart Guide

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

Login to Safespring Backup Portal with your credentials. Need new credentials? talk to our support

BaaS Portal Login

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.

Clean BaaS Portal Desktop

Click on the "Consumption Units" tab and then "Add"

New Consumption Unit

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).

Consumption Unit New Node

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.

Activate 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.