Zmanda Pro Usage

Logging In

  1. Open the Zmanda Pro application.

  2. Enter your username.

  3. Click Log In.

Backup tab

Adding a new Protected Item:

Move your cursor over the text Protected Items and select Add.

For detailed configuration instructions, refer to this section.

Remember, changes are only applied when you press the Save button.

Editing an existing Protected Item:

To edit a Storage Vault, either double-click the row or right-click and choose Edit.

Refer to this section for configuration details.

Backing up data:

  • Your data gets backed up automatically as per the schedule you've chosen.

  • Even if you log out of the client interface, scheduled backups keep running because the background service stays active.

  • If you want to start a backup right away or choose a different storage location:

    1. Click on the Protected Item you want to back up.

    2. Hit the Backup Now button.

    3. Follow the steps to select where you want to store the backup.

  • The backup procedure starts in the main window.

Restore tab

When you select the Restore tab, a number of actions are available to you within the Restore window.

Restoring data:

Restore from a Storage Vault:

  • On the left-hand menu bar, select the Restore button.

  • Select the desired Storage Vault containing your backed-up data and click Next.

  • Choose the Protected Item you wish to restore and click Next.

Optionally, select a specific snapshot or use the Search button to find files.

  • Choose the files to restore and click Next.

  • Select the destination path for the restore and click Next.

The process of initiating the restoration task commences directly within the primary window interface.

Types of Restore:

You can restore data in different ways:

  • Files and Folders: Restore selected files to their original paths or overwrite existing files.

  • Simulate Restore Only: Test the restore process without saving files to the local drive.

  • Program Input: Stream files as input to a command-line program.

  • Compressed Archive File: Restore files to a compressed archive format like zip or tar.

Removing a single backup snapshot:

If you need to remove a single snapshot from a Storage Vault:

  • In the menu bar on the left, select Restore.

  • After choosing the Storage Vault, press Next.

  • Once the desired snapshot has been located, select Delete this snapshot with a right-click.

Restoring Protected Item from a different device:

  • Install the software on the second device and log in with the user-profile credentials from the first device.

  • In the Restore section, enable Show items from other devices and click Refresh to view available snapshots.

  • Choose the snapshot you want to restore and select the destination location.

Restoring an Accidentally Deleted Protected Item:

  • Log in with the user-profile credentials from the first device.

  • In the Restore section, enable Show unknown items to list available but deleted snapshots.

  • Choose the snapshot you want to restore and select the destination location.

History Tab

You don't need to sift through job histories or worry about managing backups manually. Instead, users can access past versions of their data directly through the interface, making it easy to retrieve previous file versions when needed.

  • Accessing Filters:

Simply click on the filter icon to open or close the Filter pane. This pane helps you narrow down your job search by different parameters such as status, classification, Protected Item, Storage Vault, and device.

  • Utilizing the Filter Bar:

By default, the data area displays all jobs from the current device. However, you can make use of the filter bar to show historical jobs from other devices within your account.

Account tab

In the Account Tab, users can focus on essential actions:

  1. Manage Storage: Easily view and manage the storage space allocated to your backups. This feature ensures you always know how much storage you're using and have available.

  2. Account Settings: Here, you can quickly update your profile information, language preferences, and notification settings. It's simple to keep your account details up to date without any hassle.

Adding a new Storage Vault:

  • Adding procedure: Hover over the Storage Vaults text and click the Add button to initiate the process of adding a new Storage Vault.

  • Configuration details: For detailed instructions on configuring a Storage Vault, refer to the section.

Editing an Existing Storage Vault:

To modify an existing Storage Vault, simply right-click the corresponding row and select the Edit option from the context menu.

Operations on Storage Vaults:

  • Additional operations: Right-clicking a Storage Vault reveals further operations under the Advanced sub-menu.

  • Run retention pass: You can trigger a retention pass immediately by selecting the Run retention pass now option. Typically, Zmanda Pro automatically performs a retention pass after each backup job.

  • Rebuild iIndexes: This technical feature is available to rectify specific issues. It's generally safe to use but should be done under the guidance of a support agent.

Account dialog:

  • Configuring account settings: Access the Account dialog to manage various account settings such as username, password, privacy preferences, language, timezone, and email settings. Please consult the User configuration segment for comprehensive guidelines and instructions.

  • Lock and Disconnect: Zmanda Pro desktop app allows you to control your backup settings. Even when the app is closed, backup jobs continue to run in the background. Use the Close button to shut down the app without logging out. The app will reopen to the main screen upon relaunch, with backup jobs ongoing. Click Lock to log out of the app while retaining background backup processes. Upon reopening, the login screen appears with the username pre-filled. Click Disconnect to log out of the app and stop background services. Scheduled backups will cease. Upon reopening, the login screen appears without the username pre-filled.

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