Backup4all 8.1, with realtime remote backup monitoring support

Backup4all 8.1 was released, the most important update being the option to remotely monitor your backups. The monitoring of Backup4all actions is done by a different product called Backup4all Monitor. What’s new in Backup4all 8.1:

  • Remote monitoring support for backups and other actions
  • Option to show News page again after being hidden
  • Added job name instead of job ID in the description column
  • Navigation pane showed Expanded even with Collapsed/Off in options
  • Ensure folder exists before downloading file
  • Overwrite mirror files notification
  • Ensure cache is flushed when stopping the application
  • Destination was changed when opening multiple jobs
  • Display settings reset after restart
  • Buy Now button returned AV when using the trial
  • Filter window in Backup View
  • Catalog loading time

About Backup4all Monitor

Backup4all Monitor is a new product that provides realtime and historical monitoring for actions executed by Backup4all on remote machines. You can monitor remotely backup/test/restore & cleanup job actions from any client computer that has Backup4all installed. This is a new product but requires and only works in connection with computers that have Backup4all installed.

Backup4all Monitor is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, Server 2016/2012/2008 (32/64-bits). It requires approximately 100MB of free disk space.

The Backup4all Monitor has two components:

  1. Backup4all Monitor Server. The monitoring server gathers the monitoring information sent to it from all the client computers that have Backup4all installed and configured to send data. Only details about job actions are sent (backup, restore, test, cleanup). The server can be installed in your own network or on cloud servers such as Amazon S3/Azure.
  2. Backup4all Monitor Dashboard. The dashboard provides a graphical user interface for analyzing the data stored and managed by the Backup4all Monitor Server. It can be installed on the same computer as the monitor server, or on different computers as it’s able to connect remotely. The dashboard is free to use/distribute, thus you can install it on as many computers as you need.

To monitor the backups (& other actions) done by Backup4all, you have to configure it first.

Here are the steps needed to configure Backup4all for remote backup monitoring:

  1. Install the latest update for the Backup4all major version you own. Remote monitoring is available starting with Backup4all 8.1 or Backup4all 7.5 if you haven’t upgraded yet. Once you have the newest update installed for your version, open Backup4all.
  2. Go to File->Options->Remote Monitor (if this option doesn’t show up, make sure you install the latest update of your Backup4all version)
  3. Enable the Send information to remote monitor option.
  4. Press the search icon from the Address field, to open Scan for monitoring servers window.
  5. Select the Instance name for the monitor you want to send backup information to, then press OK.
  6. In the Address field you can also manually enter the monitoring server’s IP followed by the port number and Instance name (example http://127.0.0.1:9502/Backup4allMonitoringSrv-Test)
  7. If the monitoring server is located in your network, you can use the Instance name field, where you must enter the name of the Instance for the monitoring server, or press the search button to scan the network. (example: Backup4allMonitoringSrv-Test)
  8. If you want to assign an alias for that computer, you can select the Computer alias option and type a name.
  9. When the remote monitor is selected, you can press the Test connection button and press OK.

You can try it for free for 30 days by downloading a trial version here: Backup4all Monitor 1

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