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IronTree Redstor Backup Pro SE Software Installation

IronTree Assisted

The easiest way to get setup is to set up a time with an IronTree consultant. They will then call you, log in to your PC via TeamViewer, download the relevant software, install and configure the software as well as walk through what data you need to be backed up.

You will need the following info on hand for setup. Company Name, Contact Person, Contact Person Email, Contact Number, TeamViewer ID & password as well as your SMTP mail server, mail address & password. The mail details are to enable the email notification.

Self-installation

If you are a security nut and don’t like other on your PC, you can always perform a self-install.

Take a look at what bit version your Windows OS is. Then download the appropriate version of IronTree.

By the way, IronTree uses Redstor Backup Pro SE.

  • In most cases it’s OK to leave the default “Run as LocalSystem”, click “Next”
  • The default directory can also be left as is, click “Next” [default is C:\Program Files\Redstor Backup Pro\Backup Client SE\]
  • click “Install”

1. Backup Account Details

You’ll need to put your account details in that you received from IronTree, click “Next”

2. Backup Account Summary

click “Reconnect”, the software will verify your backup account details, before moving to the next step.

3. Backup Schedule

Now you’ll need to setup your backup schedule. Choose times when you are less likely to be on your machine to cause the least interference in your workflow, click “Next”

4. Optimisation

Click next, standard settings are normally correct, click “Next”

5. Summary

A summary of your setup, check and then click “Next” & “Finish”

Options

Exclusions/Exceptions

This will stop your system from backing up mostly unnecessary files, including movies and music. If you want to backup your Outlook mail you’ll need to remove the *.pst

Click > Options > Global Exclusions, check “Exclude these files:”, then copy and paste the list below into the box.

*.zip,*.avi,*.msi,*.exe,*.mkv,*.mov,*.mpg,*.mp3,*.mp4,*.vob,*.wma,*.wmv,*.ipd,*.3gp,*.mpeg,*.flv,*.m4a,*.wav,*.nrg,*.iso,*.rar,*.dbk,*.bbk,*.ibk,*.au,*.lnk,*.ini,*.url,*.tmp,*.bbb,*.cdr,*.bkf,*.IQZ,*.ipa,*.m4r,*.wpl,*.itdb,*.mts,*.dav,*.cpi,*.pst,*.bak

Click “Ok”

email Notification Setup

Go to > Tools > Plug-ins > Email Notification

Click the checkbox “Use email notification”, now select the instances you would like to receive notifications for.

Under “Mail Settings”, under “To:” add support[at]irontree.co.za to notify IronTree of the status of  your backups, you can add an additional email address by adding in a “;” and then another address i.e. support[at]irontree.co.za; grant[at]handshake.co.za – replace [at] with @

“From:” Your email address

“SMTP server:” this could be smtp.yourmail.co.za or mail.yourmail.co.za

You’ll most likely need to check “My SMTP server requires authentication” add your mail account login details to allow IronTree to send mail as you.

Click “Test” to see that it is working correctly and can send mail. If it works you should see a mail in your inbox as long as you included your address in the To: field.

14-day Trial

Want to try the service, you can get a free 14-day trial by going here and scrolling down and clicking “Register for a trial account” and fill in the form, limited to 4GB, plenty to test the system.
You will be emailed instructions and contacted to ask when you would like the service to be installed on your PC. IronTree uses TeamViewer to set up your PC, remotely.

The Backup Process

Data is first compressed and then encrypted so that data sent to IronTree is not actually visible to IronTree. I’ve seen a set of 8 companies get reduced from 800MB to 110MB before uploading.

Efficient Backup

Please remember that your backup is only as good as your setup. If you are in doubt as to whether a file or folder is being backed up, it probably isn’t.

Pastel Year-end Update & Upgrades

Remember to add your new Pastel company folder at year end to your backup. i.e. You change your company from hand2018 to hand2019, you need to setup your backup to backup the new hand2019.
If you upgrade from Sage Pastel Xpress or Partner 17 to 18 then you need to change your backup path from c:\pastel17 to c:\pastel18