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BT324 Barracuda Backup Systems Engineer

Contents
Lecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
Lesson 1: Features Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
Lesson 2: Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [17]
Lesson 3: Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [37]
Lesson 4: Restore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [61]
Lesson 5: Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [73]
Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [87]

Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [89]
Lab 1: Backing Up a Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [91]
Lab 2: Backing up a Windows Server 2008 (SQL & Exchange) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [93]
Lab 3: Microsoft Exchange Message-Level Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [94]
Lab 4: Backing up a NAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [95]
Lab 5: Creating a VMware Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [97]
Lab 6: Restoring a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [99]

Lecture

Contents
Lesson 1: Features Overview
Lesson 2: Deployment
Lesson 3: Backup
Lesson 4: Restore
Lesson 5: Administration
Additional Resources

Introduction and Objectives


This course introduces you to the Barracuda Backup and will cover deployment, initial configuration, supported backup
methods, and the restore and administration features.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Deploy the Barracuda Backup
Understand the Barracuda Backup architecture
Replicate data to another Barracuda Backup appliance or the Barracuda Cloud
Back up Windows, Unix, SAN/NAS, and VMware, Hyper-V virtual machines
Set up retention policies to clean up data
Restore backed-up data
Understand Barracuda LiveBoot
Set up Local Control
Administer the Barracuda Backup efficiently

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Versatile Backup

Supported Servers and Data Types


Barracuda Backup distinguishes between two kinds of data sources. The first includes classic file shares and
VMware virtual machines, which can be backed up without the need to install additional software on the client.
For all other supported Backup sources, the installation of the Barracuda Backup Agent is necessary or at
least strongly recommended (Linux). The Barracuda Backup Agent will be treated in more detail later in this
course.
Overview
Agent required

Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Hyper-V
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Active Directory
Linux Systems, Macintosh OS X, AIX, Unix, and
Novell NetWare
GroupWise
IBM Domino Server
Oracle Database
FirstClass Mail

No Agent required

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Network Addressable Storage


MySQL
VMware

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Virtualization

Overview
The Barracuda Backup Agent provides application-aware backups for Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor-based
virtualization systems and provides support for open file backups, file attributes, and permissions, as well as
automatic data source detection.

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Backup Configuration Management

Schedules
After your Barracuda Backup Server is installed and data sources are set up, data is collected from each data
source for the first time during an initial backup period. After the initial backup is complete, Barracuda Backup
checks for changed and new data based on the backup schedules you define on the BACKUP > Schedules
page.

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Easy Restore

Introduction
From the RESTORE page, you can restore data from the local Barracuda Backup Server, from a remote
Barracuda Backup Server that has been used to replicate that system, or from the Barracuda Cloud Storage.
Restores from the local Barracuda Backup Server offer the fastest restore times. Multiple methods are
available to restore your backed-up data. You can restore single files, individual email messages, and entire
systems.

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Replication

Introduction
Barracuda Backup appliances that are used to back up data from one or more Barracuda Backup appliances
are known as replication destinations. Data from one Barracuda Backup appliance can be replicated to one or
more destinations.
Backup Data Replication Configuration
Configure backup data replication to one or more other Barracuda Backup appliances on the BACKUP >
Replication page. In version 6.0 and higher, rate limits and the total number of replicated data sources for
each target are displayed in the Target List table.

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Powerful Administration

Introduction
The primary way to administer Barracuda Backup is through the Cloud Control Web Interface at
https://login.barracudanetworks.com

Barracuda Cloud Control is a comprehensive cloud-based service that enables administrators to monitor and
configure multiple Barracuda Networks products from a single web interface. Barracuda Backup can be fully
administered through Barracuda Cloud Control.
Secure Administration
To further secure administrative access to your Backup appliances, you can configure Multi-factor
authentication. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication, is a security feature
that requires two forms of authentication to access Barracuda Cloud Control. When enabled, MFA provides an
extra layer of security to your account. Even if the user's login credentials are stolen, the attacker is unable to
access the account without the trusted device. And if the user's device is taken, the attacker cannot access the
account without the login credentials.
In addition, you can use the predefined administrator roles to restrict the scope of control that specific
administrators have for the boxes linked to your Barracuda Cloud Control Account. The predefined roles will
be discussed in detail in Lesson 5: Administration.

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Model Comparison - Appliances

Model

190

290

390

490

690

890

990

995

1090

Capacity
Suggested
Backup Volume

250
GB

500
GB

1 TB

2 TB

4 TB

8 TB

16 TB

32 TB

50 TB

Usable Storage
Capacity

500
GB

1 TB

2 TB

4 TB

8 TB

16 TB

36 TB

72 TB

112 TB

1U

2U

3U

4U
17,2x7,0x27.4

Hardware
Form Factor

Deskto
p

Dimensions (in)

10.0 x
2.0 x
8.3

16.8 x
1.7 x
10.4

16.8 x
1.7 x
14.0

17.2x1.7x19.8

17.4 x
3.5 x
25.5

17,2 x
5,2 x
25,5

12

26

52

76

Weight (lb)

1U Mini

Gigabit Ethernet
10Gb Ethernet

121

2 x RJ45

no

no

no

no

no

Option
al:
RJ45

1x
500GB

1x
1TB

2x
2TB

4x
2TB

4x
4TB

8x
4TB

Redundant Disk
Array

no

no

RAID
1

Dedicated
Database and
OS Disks

no

no

no

Swappable
Disks

no

no

no

Redundant
Power Supplies

no

no

no

no

no

AC Input Current
(amps @ 120V)

0.4

0.3

0.9

0.9

2.3

Disc
Arrangement

12

1 x RJ45

114

RAID 10

no

16 x
3TB

HW
RAID
10
no

no

Swappable

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Standard: RJ45 or 2-port SFP+

28 x
3TB

32 x
4TB

HW RAID 60

no

4 x 3TB in RAID 10

Hot Swappable
Hot Swappable
4.9

6.8

7.8

8.4

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Model Comparison - Features

Model

190

290

390

490

690

890

990

995

1090

Features
Management
Interface

Barracuda Cloud Control centralized management or Barracuda Local Control local management

Barracuda
Backup Agent

Windows File System & System State, Microsoft Applications (Exchange, SQL & SharePoint), Linux

Network Backups
Included

NAS, SAN, Unix, Linux, Mac OS X

Virtual
Enviroments

VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V

Deduplication

Inline, Block-Level, Source- and Target-Based

Offsite Vaulting

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Local and Cloud


LiveBoot

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Cloud Replication

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Site-to-Site
Replication

Sender

Sender and Receiver

Barracuda
Backup-as-aService

Available as a Subscription
Service

Not Available

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Virtual Deployment

Introduction
The Barracuda Backup Vx enables you to build a highly secure and scalable application infrastructure and can
be deployed on supported VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms. To assure proper functionality, it
is recommended that system resources (CPU and Memory) are dedicated to the Barracuda Backup Instance
according to the minimum requirements listed in the table above.

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Virtual Deployment

Overview
Barracuda offers the following types of images for the Barracuda Backup Vx deployment
Image Type

Supported Hypervisors

OVF

VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) versions 4.x and 5.x

VHD

Microsoft Hyper-V 2008, 8, 8.1, 2012, and 2012 R2

All images can be downloaded from https://www.barracuda.com/download/vm


For further information on restrictions and requirements for Barracuda Backup Vx, please refer to the
Barracuda TechLibrary.

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Initial Configuration: Getting Started

Create a Barracuda Cloud Control Account


You must have a Barracuda Cloud Control account to use Barracuda Backup. If you do not already have an
account, follow these steps:
1.) Go to the following URL: http://login.barracudanetworks.com/
2.) Click Create a User. In the Create New User screen, enter your name, email address, and company

name.
3.) Specify whether this is a partner account, and click Create User.
Verify the Equipment
Verify you have the necessary equipment:
Barracuda Backup appliance (check that you have received the correct model) and AC power cable
(included)
Barracuda Backup Server serial number and linking code (available on both the side of the Barracuda
Backup Server and the Barracuda Backup Quick Start Guide included with the appliance)
Connectivity and access information for all data sources you want to back up
VGA Monitor and USB or PST 2 keyboard (recommended/customer supplied)
For Ethernet models, an Ethernet connection is required*
For LC Fiber models, an LC SFP or SFP+ connection is required*
*Cabling differs based on the appliance model. For example, multi-mode fiber optic cable is necessary for
models 891, 991, and 1091. For more information, refer to Barracuda Backup Hardware Specifications.
Physically Install the Appliance
1.) Fasten the Barracuda Backup appliance to a standard 19-inch rack or other stable location.
Attention: Do not block the cooling vents located on the front and rear of the appliance.
2.) Connect an Ethernet cable from your network switch to the Ethernet port on the back panel of the Barracuda

Backup appliance.
3.) Connect the power cord, VGA monitor, and a keyboard to the Barracuda Backup appliance. The AC input

voltage range is 100-240 volts at 50/60 Hz.


4.) Press the POWER button on the front panel to turn on the appliance.
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Initial Configuration: Network Settings

Initial Configuration: Firewall Configuration


If your Barracuda Backup is located behind a firewall, you need to configure your firewall to allow traffic on the
ports listed in the following table:
Port

Direction

Protocol

Description

80

Out

TCP/UDP

Health monitoring

443

Out

TCP/UDP

Health monitoring

1194

Out

TCP/UDP

Configuration/management

5120

Out

TCP/UDP

Barracuda Backup Agent

5121-5129

Out

TCP/UDP

Offsite replication

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Initial Configuration: Virtual Appliances

Getting Started
If you have configured your firewall accordingly, you will be able to access the console for the Barracuda
Backup virtual machine. You can then configure the TCP/IP settings for your virtual appliance and enter the
activation code, which you should have received when downloading the VM image.
Note: You can request a license for an evaluation unit at http://www.barracuda.com/purchase/evaluation

After you complete the initial configuration, the Barracuda Backup will reboot. To finalize the set up process,
link the box to an existing Barracuda Cloud Control Account.
Note: These steps are only required for Barracuda Backup Vx.

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Initial Configuration: Linking

Link the Appliance


After creating a user for Barracuda Cloud Control, you need to link your Backup appliance to your account by
following these steps:
1.) After logging in, click Backup Service in the left pane. If this is your first time linking a Barracuda Backup

appliance, click Start Backup Service Setup. Otherwise, click Link a Backup Appliance in the left pane.
2.) On the Validation page, enter the serial number and the linking code from the sticker below, and
click Continue.
3.) Select your deployment:
Cloud Deployment Complete the form and choose a Cloud Storage subscription plan if you intend
to replicate data to Barracuda Cloud Storage. No Cloud Storage subscription is required for site-tosite replication.
Local Control (Connectionless) Turn on Enable Local Control to manage the appliance
independently of Barracuda Cloud Control.
Note: Replication is limited to site-to-site.

Follow the on-screen prompts to complete linking and to supply your account information.
The linking process may take a few minutes to complete. Wait until the STATUS page appears, indicating that
the Barracuda Backup appliance is successfully linked to your account. A green light next to the Barracuda
Backup Server on the STATUS page indicates that your Barracuda Backup appliance is successfully
connected.

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Initial Configuration: System Settings

Introduction
In the SYSTEM > Barracuda Backup Appliance Settings page, enter a name for your Barracuda Backup
appliance, the associated time zone, and server location.
Define Display Groups
If you have multiple Barracuda Backup servers, you can manage them through display groups:
1.) Log into Barracuda Backup, and go to the ADMIN > Display Groups page.
2.) All display groups active on your account display in the Current Display Groups section.
3.) To add a new display group, enter a name for the group of devices, and then click Add. For example, if you

want to group all Barracuda Backup Servers by location, you can create groups by geographic location:
Engineering - Asia, Engineering - US, Engineering - Europe.
4.) The display group name appears in the Current Display Groups section.
5.) To remove a display group, click Remove following the name of the group you want to remove. Click OK to
remove the group.

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Initial Configuration: Firmware Update

Introduction
For cloud-connected systems, firmware upgrades ensure that customers benefit from the latest updates.
There are three firmware versions available for download and installation for Barracuda Backup:
Legacy Release - The previously released major firmware
General Release - The current major firmware version released by Barracuda
Early Release - Firmware not yet officially released by Barracuda, but available for early download
Updates will be installed according to the Firmware Upgrade Policy you choose.

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Firmware Update Policies

Introduction
After the initial deployment, the Firmware Upgrade Policy for your Barracuda Backup appliance is set to
Manual. You can change this setting on the System > Firmware settings page, where you can also find
additional information on the installed firmware as well as an overview of available options.
Firmware Update
Use the SYSTEM > Firmware Settings page to select the firmware upgrade policy:
Current Installed Version Displays the currently installed firmware version
Firmware Upgrade Policy Select the release stage you want to update to the latest firmware:
Legacy Release
General Release

Early Release
Firmware Available Specifies the latest firmware version available based on the selected Upgrade Policy
Upgrade Now If a newer version of firmware is available, click Upgrade Now to upgrade the firmware
View release notes Click to view the Barracuda Backup release notes
Firmware Notification
If a newer version of firmware is available, the Status page displays a notification banner across the top of the
page after you log into Barracuda Backup. Click Upgrade Now to immediately begin the firmware upgrade, or
click Dismiss to hide the banner until the next time you log into the web interface.
Note: If a backup job is running and you select to upgrade the firmware, the firmware upgrade is queued until the
existing job is completed.

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Site-to-Site Replication

Before Starting Replication


Verify Internet connectivity between the local and remote Barracuda Backup Server(s). Configuring a secure
VPN connection between multiple Barracuda Backup servers ensures the highest level of security possible.
Verify Retention Policies
Verfify that your retention policies are configured before configuring replication. Otherwise, you may waste
bandwidth copying data that does not need to be replicated. On the Barracuda Backup Server, go to the
BACKUP > Retention Policies page and verify that the retention policies are configured before configuring
replication to avoid copying data that does not need replication.

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Site-to-Site Replication: Configuration

Configure Destinations
Barracuda Backup Servers that are used to back up the data from one or more Barracuda Backup Servers are
known as destinations. Data from one Barracuda Backup Server can be replicated to one or more
destinations.
Note: Before you can configure a destination, you must have the target Barracuda Backup Server serial number and
replication code. To locate these values, select the target Barracuda Backup Server in the list, and go to the BACKUP
> Replication page. The serial number and replication code are displayed to the right of the target Barracuda Backup
Server name.
1.) Select the Barracuda Backup Server in the list, and go to the BACKUP > Replication page.
2.) Click the Add a Target link.
3.) Enter the target Barracuda Backup Server IP address or hostname, serial number, and

replication code. Click Save.


4.) The server is displayed in the Sending Data To table.

After the status displays as Online, the two systems can communicate with each other.
Specify Data Replication Destination
1.) Select the Barracuda Backup Server in the list, and go to the BACKUP > Replication page.
2.) In the Sending Data To table in the Global Setting column, you specify whether to replicate all data to

Barracuda Cloud Storage or to a Barracuda Backup Server. To send data from diverse sources to both of
these options, do not turn on the flag. Instead, edit each data source on the BACKUP > Sources page, and
specify where its data is replicated.

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Temporarily Disable a Destination


You can temporarily disable site-to-site replication for one or more destinations. If it is disabled, nothing is sent
from the Barracuda Backup Server to the destination until the feature is enabled or until 24 hours have passed.
This allows you to move the destination system to a remote location, for example, without getting backup
errors. If the 24 hours pass and site-to-site replication is not manually re-enabled, the Barracuda Backup
Servers attempt to communicate with each other and, if successful, perform the backups.
1.) Select the Barracuda Backup Server in the list, and go to the BACKUP > Replication page.
2.) In the Sending Data To table, click on the Settings link beside the destination Barracuda Backup Server.
3.) On the Replication Target Settings page, turn off Enable Data Replication.

Remove a Destination
Select the Barracuda Backup Server in the list, and go to the BACKUP > Replication page.
In the Sending Data To table, click on the Remove link beside the destination Barracuda Backup Server.
Loss of Communication
If there is a loss of communication between the Barracuda Backup Server and its backup destinations, the
data to be backed up is queued and errors are generated. Data is queued until the issue is resolved. The
queue size in the table on the BACKUP > Replication page indicates how much data is waiting to be
replicated. Not all of this data is actually copied to the destination; some of it is deduplicated as the replication
proceeds. Only those parts that are not already stored in the remote location are sent over the Internet.

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Site-to-Cloud Replication

Overview
Barracuda Cloud Storage subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage that scales to meet your changing
data requirements. Barracuda Cloud Storage includes secure backup to two separate datacenters. Storage is
allocated in 200 gigabyte increments or unlimited and is all disk-based. The following image shows two
Barracuda Backup appliances replicating data to Barracuda Cloud Storage.
Add Systems and Select Data Sources
Set up your data sources on the BACKUP > Sources page, and specify that you want to Replicate to
Barracuda Cloud Storage on the Add Data Source page. You may have more than one data source on each
server, and each can have unique backup characteristics.
Data Transmission and Storage
Data transferred between your network and Barracuda Cloud Storage is always encrypted. File parts are AES
256-bit symmetrically encrypted before they are stored, and they remain encrypted until a restore is requested.

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Site-to-Cloud Replication: Configuration

Globally Replicate Data


You can select to globally replicate all data from all data sources for the currently selected Barracuda Backup
appliance to Barracuda Cloud Storage on the Replication page:
1.) Select the Barracuda Backup appliance in the left pane, then go to the BACKUP > Replication page.
2.) In the Sending Data To section, activate Send All Local Backups.

Selectively Replicate Data


You can specify which data sources are replicated to the cloud for the currently selected Barracuda Backup
appliance:
1.) Select the Barracuda Backup appliance in the left pane, then go to the BACKUP > Replication page.
2.) In the Sending Data To section, set Send All Local Backups to Off.
3.) Go to the BACKUP > Sources page, and click Edit next to the data sources listed in the right section of the

page.
On the Edit page, activate Replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage, and click Save.

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Rate Limit

Overview
Rate limits control the data replication rate to Barracuda Cloud Storage or other offsite storage locations. You
can limit Internet bandwidth consumption during peak usage times, and schedule backups for non-peak hours.
Your initial offsite backup may take on the order of days to complete, but all of the data is backed up locally on
the Barracuda Backup Server during this period. After the initial large transfer is complete, replicating your
data offsite should complete within only a few hours of transfer each day. By default, Barracuda Backup is
configured to run at full speed around the clock, unless you set a rate limit allowing it to only run at full speed at
defined times and at an alternate, lower speed during other times.

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Rate Limit: Configuration

The length of transfer time it will take to get your data offsite is impacted by the compression and deduplication
rates on your data, the uplink speed of your Internet connection, the amount of data that changes every day,
and any speed limits you apply to Barracuda Backup.
Option
Default Rate
Limit

Settings

Alternative
Rate Limit

Details

Full Speed Uses 100% of available


bandwidth
Smart Mode Drag the Percent of
Bandwidth bar to specify the rate limit;
click Test bandwidth to verify your
setting
Kb/s or Mb/s Specify the rate limit in
Kilobits or Megabits per second

Specify the default rate limit.

Full Speed Uses 100% of available


bandwidth
Smart Mode Drag the Percent of
Bandwidth bar to specify the rate limit;
click Test bandwidth to verify your
setting
Kb/s or Mb/s Specify the rate limit in
Kilobits or Megabits per second

You can optionally create an alternate rate


limit that is maintained only during the
specified time periods:

From/To Specify the start and end time


On Select the days to which the
alternate rate limit applies.

Rate Limits can be configured for each destination und Backup > Replication.

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Site-to-Cloud Deployment

Overview
Barracuda Cloud Storage subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage that scales to meet your changing
data requirements. Barracuda Cloud Storage includes secure backup to two separate datacenters. Storage is
allocated in 200 GB increments and is all disk-based.

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Site-to-Site Deployment

Introduction
In a site-to-site deployment, a Barracuda Backup appliance acts as a backup or "private cloud" to replicate
data from one or more Barracuda Backup appliances. Each Barracuda Backup appliance can send data to
one or more other Barracuda Backup appliances. However, every replication of data should be initialized from
the primary backup unit. To chain backups is not possible.

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Multisite VPN Tunnel Deployment

Introduction
Barracuda Backup cannot create VPN tunnels. It is, however, possible to send the backup data through an
existing VPN tunnel created by a firewall.

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Site-to-Site & Cloud Deployment

Introduction
To further ensure data safety, it is possible to replicate data onto another Backup unit and the Barracuda
cloud. The replication is always initiated from the primary backup unit of the respective location. As soon as
the data chunks get sent off-site they are encrypted and compressed.

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Barracuda Backup Architecture

Introduction
Barracuda Backup stores information in form of data chunks that consist of binary information and have no
resemblance with the original files. In addition, all backed-up information get stripped of metadata, which is
stored in a separate table and linked with the data chunks through a fingerprinting system. This storage
method enables Barracuda Backup to compare data chunks on a bit level and thereby not only to distinguish
changed information from unaltered information, but also allows deduplication independent from the original
file.

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Barracuda Backup Architecture II

Benefit of the Backup Agent


Barracuda's source deduplication method deduplicates local data on the client side, removing redundancies
from the data before transmission, and then sends that data to the Barracuda Backup appliance in
deduplicated form, minimizing LAN bandwidth and data sent to the local server.
Source deduplication is implemented through the Barracuda Backup Agent. During agent installation, a small
database is created on the server to keep track of data chunks so only unique data is compressed and sent to
the Barracuda Backup appliance for processing, reducing network traffic and the backup window.
For VMware backups, Barracuda leverages VMwares vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) to back up
virtual disks, utilizing Changed Block Tracking (CBT) to send only unique chunks to the Barracuda Backup
Server.
With source deduplication, organizations running Microsoft Hyper-V also benefit from Barracuda Backup. The
Barracuda Backup Agent reduces the backup window by minimizing the amount of data sent to the Barracuda
Backup Server by deduplicating the VHD files on the host server.

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Backup Methods Overview 1

Overview
Barracuda Backup distinguishes between application-aware backup and static-file backup. While static files
can be backed up from most common network share types like CIFS/SMB or SSHFS without the installation of
additional software, application-aware backup can only be performed if the Barracuda Backup Agent is
installed on the respective system.
An exception within this system is Backup from VMHosts, which can be performed directly through the
vSphere API.

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Barracuda Backup Agent

Introduction
Use the Barracuda Backup Agent to back up open files, permissions (ACLs), and applications. The Agent uses
source-based deduplication, in which data is deduplicated at the source using a tracking database and sent to
the Barracuda Backup appliance in a compressed and deduplicated form. Source-based deduplication
significantly decreases backup windows while minimizing the amount of bandwidth consumed on the LAN and
data stored on the backup server.
For organizations using NFS (NAS or SAN), you can implement a Linux system that can run the Barracuda
Linux Backup Agent. With the NFS mounted on the Linux system, the Linux Agent is able to protect open files
and ACLs while offering source-based deduplication for efficient backups. Only unique data is sent to
Barracuda Backup in a compressed and deduplicated state, reducing network bandwidth consumption and
backup times.

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CIFS/SMB

Introduction
Use File Share (CIFS) backup for data shares on your server that are to be directly backed up, for example,
Network Addressable Storage (NAS) or Linux/UNIX data using SSHFS. With CIFS, the share is mounted and
backed up from the Barracuda Backup Server. Note that file share backups are unable to back up open or
locked files.
Barracuda Backup can achieve fast and efficient backups, along with ACL protection, by combining the CIFS
protocol with multi-threaded backups and inline deduplication, without the need for additional hardware or
complex NDMP accelerators. Barracudas multi-threaded backups significantly reduce backup windows, while
providing file-level protection. Inline deduplication ensures that only new or modified data is written to disk,
creating incremental backups that can be significantly faster than NDMP. This incremental-forever backup
method also limits the amount of local network traffic and storage needed. Backups can be performed quickly,
during non-business hours, leaving otherwise open files available for backup.

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SSHFS

Overview
SSHFS enables you to interact with files and directories located on a remote system using the SSH protocol.
SSHFS functions as a client for SFTP, which handles the actual data transfer and management. The explicit
benefit of using SSHFS in comparison to the use of SFTP alone consists in the possibility to actually mount a
directory or drive through the SSH tunnel, which cannot be accomplished using SFTP alone.
For more detailed information on the use of SSHFS with Barracuda Backup, please refer to the Barracuda
TechLibrary.

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VMware Backup

Introduction
Depending on the systems installed on the VMhost, you can optionally use the Backup Agent for specific guest
systems or to use the vSphere API to back up the entire host. The main difference is the scope in which a
backup is performed. When using the Barracuda Backup Agent, you have all options you would have on a
regular system, which means that you can create granular backup and exclude certain file types. However, a
host backup through the vSphere API allows you to create a backup from all running systems at once.
One of the main criteria when deciding which method to use is how it should be restored: Is it required to
restore individual guests on the system or can it genereally be restored on the host level if needed?

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Backup Methods Overview 2

Application Aware Backup


As mentioned, Barracuda Backup distinguishes between two kinds of data sources: those that require the
installation of an agent to collect and process the data specified for backup, and those that can be backed up
without the use of additionally installed software.
When used, the backup agent creates a database that allows the segmentation and reassembling of files into
and out of the data chunks created during the backup process by storing the necessary meta-information to
identify the chunks and link them to their original state and position within the data source. Additionally, the
agent works as a transfer layer on top of the respective operating system to create a bridge between the host
file system and the file system of the Backup unit.

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Microsoft SQL Server Backup

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Earlier


For Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier, the Barracuda Backup Agent leverages Microsoft VDI. With
Microsoft VDI, Barracuda Backup performs full and incremental database backups. You can also configure the
Barracuda Backup Agent to use Microsoft VSS, which provides the ability to perform full and differential
backups. To enable Microsoft VSS for use with SQL Server 2008 and earlier databases, edit the Agent's
configuration file.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Higher
For Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and higher, the Barracuda Backup Agent leverages Microsoft VSS. With
Microsoft VSS, Barracuda Backup performs full and differential database backups. You can also configure the
Barracuda Backup Agent to use Microsoft VDI, which provides the ability to perform full and incremental
backups. To enable Microsoft VDI for use with SQL Server 2012 and higher databases, edit the Agent's
configuration file.
Backup Recommendations
Barracuda recommends the following backup configurations for all versions of Microsoft SQL Server.
Simple Recovery Model
If the Microsoft SQL Server databases in your environment are configured to use the simple recovery model,
Barracuda recommends configuring the Barracuda Backup Agent to use Microsoft VSS. Using Microsoft VSS
in conjunction with the simple recovery model allows you to perform full and differential backups while
benefiting from Barracudas source-based deduplication. For details on modifying the Barracuda Backup
Agent configuration file to enable Microsoft VSS backups, refer to How to Enable VSS Backups for Microsoft
SQL Server.
Full Recovery Model
If the Microsoft SQL Server databases in your environment are configured to use the full recovery model,
Barracuda recommends configuring the Barracuda Backup Agent to use Microsoft VDI. Using Microsoft VDI in
conjunction with the full recovery model allows you to perform full and incremental backups while allowing you
to perform point-in-time restores. For details on modifying the Barracuda Backup Agent configuration file to
enable Microsoft VDI backups, refer to How to Enable VDI Incremental Backups for Microsoft SQL Server.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Backup

Exchange Storage Group


The Barracuda Backup Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server provides a full backup of the Exchange storage
group. An Exchange storage group is a logical container for your email database and its associated system
and transaction log files.
Microsoft Exchange uses transaction logging to commit new and changed data to the database, and to ensure
that records of the transactions exist if a store is damaged between backups. The Exchange storage group,
and its associated transaction logs, is the most important data to back up on your Exchange Server to ensure
your email database is available in the event it becomes damaged or unrecoverable. If you must rebuild a
server, you can use the latest transaction log files plus the last full backup to recover your database.
The Barracuda Backup Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server backs up and restores the entire storage group;
it allows for the storage group to be restored to a storage group or to an alternate Microsoft Exchange Server.

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Microsoft System State Backup

Overview
Microsoft System State Backup allows you to secure a whole system including all configuration settings and
files. These systems can be restored to the same machine or to a machine with identical components.
The Microsoft System State Backup can be used in combination with Barracuda Bare Metal Live Recovery.
For more detailed information, refer to the respective chapter in this handbook.

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Hyper-V Backup

Introduction
The Barracuda Backup Agent provides application-aware backups for Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor-based
virtualization systems and provides support for open file backups, file attributes, and permissions, as well as
automatic data source detection.

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Generic Backup Configuration Workflow 1

Systems
The configuration of the Barracuda Backup appliance through the web interface is fairly straight forward.
Navigate to Backup > Sources and click Add a Computer to enter the setup process. If you have multiple
Backup appliances connected to your Barracuda Cloud Control account, you will have to select the appliance
that will be used as destination from the list in the Default field on the left side of the interface.
Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address
is needed to identify the computer within the network) in the respective fields and choose one of the options
listed in the Computer type drop-down menu:
Microsoft Windows
Novell Open Enterprise Server
Linux / Unix
Mac OS X
VMware
Note: It is recommended to use an IP address as Computer name because this identification option shields you from
potential DNS problems..

Ensure that the Barracuda Backup Agent is installed if you intend to run an application-aware backup.
If you tick the check mark in the Enable File Share Backups for Windows, Linux, or Unix systems, you can
enter and test the credentials for the network share you want to back up. If left unchecked, the system will
asume that you intend to run an application-aware backup.
For the other options, you will have to provide credentials depending on the option. If you intend to back up a
Microsoft SQL Database or an Exchange Server, select Microsoft Windows as Computer type
Click Save to complete the first step of the configuration.

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Generic Backup Configuration Workflow 2

Data Sources
The options provided during the next step depend on the Computer type you intend to back up. For Microsoft
Windows, you will have the option to choose between the use of the Backup Agent or to run a message-level
backup for an exchange server. If in the previous step the check box for File Shares was ticked, you will also
be able to select an SMB file share as Data Source. In case of backing up a Unix system, the SSHFS option
will be shown.
If you are using the Backup Agent, you can test the connectivity between your Backup unit and the client
system, configure credentials if you want to back up an SQL Server that is protected, and select a schedule
that should include the backup you currently configure.
If you have not configured it globally, you can also configure replication to Barracuda Cloud Storage or an
another Backup unit.

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Generic Backup Configuration Workflow 3

Scheduling Overview
Any data sources that do not have a schedule defined are, by default, backed up nightly at 8:00 PM local time.
When Barracuda Backup identifies new or changed information, each file is analyzed at the bit level, and only
the new bit sequences in the files themselves are copied and transferred, saving both bandwidth and storage
space.
To add a new schedule, click on the Add a Schedule button on the top right corner of the Backup >
Schedules page, and define all parameters on the following page:
Schedule Name - Enter an identifying name for the schedule
Items to Backup - Identify the computers and data sources to back up with this schedule. Unselect the
check box Apply to All Computers and Data Sources for this Barracuda Backup Appliance to display a
list of all available computers and data sources from which individual ones can be selected. This can include
whole system groups, individual appliances, or specific directories on one or multiple systems.
Schedule Timeline - The days on which this backup schedule is to run. In general, backups should be run
on each day when the data may change.
Daily Backup Timeline - Identify the time the backup run begins. To repeatedly execute the backup,
activate the Repeat check box and define the interval in which the selected sources should be backed up as
well as a time to stop the backup process.
SQL/Exchange Backup - When performing a backup for SQL databases or Exchange servers, Barracuda
Backup provides several options for performing full and/or log backups.
Select the Complete option from the Backup Type drop-down menu to perform a full backup, or select Log
for a log backup. If the Backup Type is set to Smart (recommended option), the system will decide which of
the two options is appropriate according to the set Minimum Threshold and Maximum Treshold
parameters.
Note: After a full backup is performed, the Barracuda Backup performs transaction log backups until the minimum
threshold is met. After the minimum threshold, the Barracuda Backup Appliance will perform a full backup unless
more than 1 GB of data is in the Cloud Transfer Queue or until the maximum threshold is met.

It is also possible to trigger a scheduled backup manually by clickling the Run Backup Now button on the
Backup > Schedules page, next to the respective schedule item.

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Retention Policies
Use retention policies to define the length of time you retain historic data based on daily, weekly, monthly, or
yearly time intervals. Retention Policies reduce the amount of stored data to avoid that the Backup appliance
from running out of storage.

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File Exclusions

Introduction
The Exclsuion feature enables you to define exceptions for specific file types during the backup process. This
can affect whole file groups, like audio or video files, or specific formats like .mp3 or .tmp.
To create Exclusion rules, go to Backup > Exclusion and click Add one. In the following window, you can
specify an Exclusion rule name and select what should be included during the rule execution. You also select
which of your previously configured computers will be affected by the exclusion rule.
To define which file types should be excluded, select the appropriate entry from the Preset expressions
drop-down menu. If you want to be more granular, you can either delete the entries within the Preset
expressions that you want to include, or simply type in the file extensions you want to exclude in the
Expressions field.

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Retention Policies

Overview
Barracuda Backup retention policies can be created for different sets of data, including virtual machines, data
backed up by the Barracuda Backup Agent (Exchange, SQL, Hyper-V, System State), and email messages.
You can create one policy for all of the computers and data sources on Barracuda Backup or create multiple
policies for each data source. Use the BACKUP > Retention Policy page to define content retention rules:
Policy Name - Enter an identifying name for the policy
Items to Retain - Displays all data sources on the selected Barracuda Backup Server. Select all of the items
you want to include in the retention policy.
Note: Items with no retention policy are retained forever on the local appliance.

Retention Timeline - Define how historic data is retained.


Note: Data backed up using the Barracuda Backup Agent treats Sunday as the end of week in accordance with the
ISO date standard. Data backed up using a NAS protocol considers weeks as seven-day periods beginning each
month.

Timeline Templates - Select from the pre-defined templates, which you can modify, or create your own
custom timeline. The Revisions Timeline and Retention Calendar display the timeline based on the selected
template.
Revisions Timeline - Define how long to keep daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly backups.
Note: Local and offsite means that revisions are stored both on the physical Barracuda Backup appliance and in
Barracuda's Cloud Storage or to another Barracuda Backup Server. Set this value based on your business
requirements. Keeping revisions forever can affect your cloud storage requirements.

Keep all revisions for - Specify the number of day(s) to keep all content revisions, or select never or
forever.
Note: This features allows you to keep revisions when you have multiple backups per day. For example, you back up
your SQL Server hourly for 5 days giving you 120 revisions.

Keep daily revisions for Specify how long to keep daily revisions. Specify a number of day(s), never, or
forever.

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Keep weekly revisions for Specify how long to keep weekly revisions. Specify a number of week(s),
never, or forever. Turn on offsite only to use Barracuda Offsite Vaulting. Keep monthly revisions for
Specify how long to keep monthly revisions. Specify a number of month(s), never, or forever. Turn on
offsite only to use Barracuda Offsite Vaulting.
Keep yearly revisions for Specify how long to keep yearly revisions. Specify a number of years(s),
never, or forever. Turn on offsite only to use Barracuda Offsite Vaulting.
Note: Offsite vaulting leverages Barracuda's replication technology to offload up to twelve monthly and seven yearly
revisions to an offsite location, freeing up disk space on your local Barracuda Backup Server. This feature maintains
your organization's compliance with long retention policies, allowing you to save more daily and weekly revisions.
Note that offsite vaulting is available for both Barracuda Cloud and box-to-box replication.

Retention Calendar Display the timeline based on the values in the Revisions Timeline. Click Show
previous years to view prior year retention timelines.
Removed Files Rule (available for data backed up using file-based protocols only) The last revision of a
removed file that was backed up from a network file system (using CIFS, SSHFS) is kept for the longest
revision timeline specified. If you would prefer not to keep removed files for the entire retention period,
specify when removed files should be purged using the Removed Files Rule:
Follow the revisions timeline above When selected, files are removed based on the Revisions Timeline.
Manually set when removed files are purged When selected, you can specify the Removed Files
Timeline:
Removed Files Timeline Specify the number of day(s), week(s), month(s), years(s), never, or
forever to keep removed files.
Email Messages Timeline (available for message-level backup only) Specify the number of day(s),
week(s), month(s), years(s), never, or forever to retain removed email messages.

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Retention Policies: Revision Types

Overview
Use retention policies to define the length of time you retain historic data based on daily, weekly, monthly, or
yearly time intervals. Think of retention policies in terms of your ability to restore data backed up in the past.
For example, you have a retention timeline that keeps daily backups for five days, weekly backups for two
weeks, monthly backups for six months, and yearly backups for one year:
A revision is created when the data being backed up is changed:
Daily revision is determined by the revision that is current at the end of each day
Weekly revision is determined by the revision that is current on Sunday
Monthly revision is determined by the revision on the last day of the month
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Retention Policies

Example
If a file changes every day Monday through Sunday, the revision that is current on Sunday becomes the
weekly revision. If the last time the document changes is on Friday, then that Friday revision becomes the
weekly revision.

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Retention Policies

Changing Retention Policies


If you make changes to your retention policy, the updates take effect within 24 hours, at which time, any
excess data based on your new policy settings is removed from your device. Note that the removal process
can take some time depending on the amount of data. View progress in the STATUS page.

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Backup Export Tool

Barracuda Console
The Barracuda Console allows you to change the network settings on a Barracuda Backup Server directly. To
access and interact with the Console screen, you must plug a keyboard and monitor into your Barracuda
Backup Server.
Interface
The Console interface is a curses application that Barracuda Backup Servers boot into when started. Use the
interface to change network settings through direct physical access to the unit.
Out-of-the-Box
Making network setting changes using the Barracuda Console is easy. A Barracuda Backup Server is
considered fully online when all three boxes - LAN, Internet, and Barracuda - are green. It is possible to have
connectivity to the LAN and Internet but not to Barracuda Networks. This can occur if the system is not linked
or if a LAN firewall is blocking the necessary outbound port 1194. Encrypted traffic is sent out across port 1194
to the Barracuda Networks management network.
If you wish to restrict the outbound network traffic on port 1194 to the Barracuda Networks specific IP range,
please contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support for a listing of required IP addresses to allow. If a
firewall is blocking outbound traffic on this port, the Barracuda Backup Server's Smart mode will be unable to
bring the unit online.
Having a DHCP server is running on the network is an easy way to bring the Barracuda Backup Server online.
The Barracuda Backup Server requests network IP information from the DHCP server when it boots, or after it
loses network connectivity for any reason. Static IP information can be specified on the Barracuda Backup
Server as well.
Use the following keyboard commands to navigate and make changes in the Barracuda Console. The activity
log shows you what the Barracuda Backup Server is doing during the process. Changes do not take effect until
the Commit Changes button is highlighted and you press Enter on the keyboard:
Arrow keys change field highlighting
Spacebar selects DHCP or Static address
Red headings are disabled fields due to the current mode
Press Enter on Commit Changes when finished
After changes are committed, the Barracuda Backup Server attempts to connect to Barracuda Networks
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Restore Browser

Introduction
Use the Barracuda Backup web interface to restore data that was stored either using the Barracuda Backup
Agent or file share data. You can also download a file, a file system directory, an email mailbox, or mailbox
folders through the web interface.
This is the recommended way to restore data backed up by the Barracuda Backup Agent. Note that:
Message-level data must be restored to the computer from which it originally came.
Data can be restored back to its original location or to another computer on your network. If restoring to
another location, the Barracuda Backup Agent must be installed on that system.
A functioning Barracuda Backup Server must be in place in order to restore SQL Server and Microsoft
Exchange databases.
File Share Data
When restoring file share data through the web interface, you can restore one file at a time, a single directory,
or an entire share. This works well when you only need to restore a few documents. File share data can be
restored to its original location through the web interface.

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Restore Virtual Machines

Introduction
Barracuda Backup utilizes the vSphere Data Recovery API to backup and restore the VMware Host
configuration as well as VMware guests. VMware host backup provides a comprehensive disaster recovery
option for virtual machines and provides the ability to recover virtual machines to any VMware host accessible
by the Barracuda Backup Server.
Use the Barracuda Backup Server web interface to restore VMware hosts, host configuration, or virtual
machine images.
Use the following steps to restore a VMware data source:
1.) Log into the Barracuda Backup web interface, and go to the RESTORE > Restore Browser page.
2.) Expand the VMware data source on the left, and click on the virtual machine you want to restore; all available

revisions display.
3.) Click Restore to the right of the revision.
4.) In the Restore dialog box, select the following options:
Restore to Select Original Location
Overwrite Turn On to overwrite existing data for this virtual machine at the source
5.) Click Start Restoring.

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LiveBoot

Introduction
Use Barracuda LiveBoot to recover and traverse the file structure of VMware virtual guest system data and to
download files and directories within a VMware snapshot. In the event of a failure with your primary storage
system, the Barracuda Backup Server can act as the datastore for your VMware ESX/ESXi server. You can
recover any revision of a VMware virtual guest server within your retention policy and serve up deduplicated
content as needed by the virtual server.

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LiveBoot: Cloud

Overview
Use Barracuda LiveBoot to boot VMware virtual guest systems in the Barracuda Cloud. LiveBoot in the cloud
is useful as a sandbox for testing purposes.
Cloud LiveBoot is available to all Barracuda Backup customers with Instant Replacement and a Cloud
Storage subscription, and is available to all customers excluding those in Japan, Germany, and Austria.

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LiveBoot: Cloud

Introduction
A virtual machine (VM) has three basic states: running, suspend/resume, and stopped. You suspend a VM
to save its current state, and then when it is resumed, applications running before it was suspended resume in
their running state, content is unchanged, and user session is active. When a VM is stopped, applications are
stopped and user sessions are inactive. Cloud LiveBoot allows you to boot VMware virtual guest systems in
Barracuda's Cloud for recovery and testing, as described in the table below.
Recovery

Testing

Recover any revision of a VMware virtual guest server within your retention policy.
Boot virtual servers in the cloud to recover and traverse the file structure of VMware virtual
guest system data.
Retrieve an individual Active Directory (AD) object.
Serve up deduplicated content as needed by the virtual server.
Once replicated to the cloud, boot the virtual guest system to verify data integrity.
Use LiveBoot to set up a sandbox to test applications or changes to applications outside of
your production environment.

When you back up a VMware virtual guest server and replicate this data to Barracuda Cloud Storage, you can
boot the server in Barracuda's Cloud directly from the Barracuda Backup web interface; no additional
configuration is necessary. Go to RESTORE > Restore Browser, and click LiveBoot to the right of the guest
server. Allow the operating system to complete the boot process; typically this process takes less than a
minute. Once the system is available in the cloud, you are presented your login credentials so that you can use
a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) client to connect securely to your guest machine. For direct access, you
can connect remotely over a public IP address by modifying the Network Settings to External. Note that you
must first shut down the server to enable a public IP address. The public address is allocated by Barracuda.
Note: When accessing a guest machine remotely, because it is assigned a public IP address, you are responsible for
securing the virtual machine in the Cloud.

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Once a virtual guest is running in the Cloud, it remains operational for seven days; if you require additional
time, contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support. The number of virtual images you can run is based on
your Barracuda Backup model, as shown below.
Available Virtual Images

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Bare Metal Live Recovery

Introduction
"Bare metal" recovery allows you to restore a complete Microsoft Windows system, including data, settings,
applications, and operating system, onto a new computer on which nothing is installed.
Requirements
You must have an existing backup of a system that uses one of the following Microsoft operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 2008 Server
Windows Small Business Server 2011
Windows Small Business Server 2008
Windows Vista
Windows 8
Windows 7
Additionally, you must have all of the following:
Barracuda Backup Server firmware version 5.4 or higher
Barracuda Backup Bare Metal Live CD 5.4 or higher (available from the SYSTEM > Software Downloads
page)
Administrator rights to the Microsoft Exchange Server

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Bare Metal Live Recovery

How To
Use the following steps to download the Bare Metal Live CD boot media. Select the appropriate bit version for
the OS you are planning to restore. For example, if you are restoring a 64-bit operating system, you must use
the 64-bit version.
1.) Log into Barracuda Backup and go to SYSTEM > Software Downloads. Download the Bare Metal Live ISO

file to your local system.


2.) Burn the Bare Metal Live ISO file to a CD.
3.) Boot the system you want to restore using the Bare Metal Live CD you created in step 2.
4.) Read the on-screen warning
5.) To continue with the Bare Metal restore, click Next.
6.) Set up the Network configuration:
If you have DHCP enabled on your network, an assigned IP address displays in the IP Address field.
If DHCP is not enabled, uncheck DHCP, and enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default
Gateway
7.) Click Next. You are prompted to log into Barracuda Backup
8.) In the Barracuda Backup web interface, go to the RESTORE > Restore Browser page and select the system

you want to recover.


9.) Click View all revisions up to: <date> to view the selected system's revisions available for restore
10.) In the Revisions list, click Restore for the revision you want to recover.
11.) In the Restore dialog box, click the Restore tab, and enter the IP address of the system you are
recovering in the Restore to section.
12.) Click Start Restore.
13.) For the system booted using the Bare Metal Live CD, a list of volumes that are recoverable displays
14.) Select the volumes you want to recover.
15.) Click Next to begin the restore.
16.) When the restore is complete, click OK in the confirmation dialog box
17.) Remove the bare Metal Live CD, and reboot the system.
Note: If SQL and/or Exchange are installed on the system, you are required to restore those items separately after
the bare metal restore is complete.

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Bare Metal Live Recovery

Caution: The bare metal recovery process overwrites all existing data on the system to which you are restoring the
data; therefore, bare metal recovery is recommended only when no other recovery option is available. This process
rebuilds the target computer or server to its original system setup.
A bare metal restore is intended to be used for restoring to similar hardware.
All system volumes and system state must be backed up in order for bare metal recovery to be possible.

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Barracuda Backup Local UI

Options Available Through Local Control


When Local Control is enabled, you can access the following options through the local web interface:
Backup Schedules
Retention Policies
File and Directory Exclusions
Data Sources
Large Item Reports
Audit Logs
Data Replication to a Second Appliance
Manual Firmware Upgrades
Local User Accounts
Email Notifications
Local Control does not support the following options:
Centralized Administration
Barracuda Cloud Storage
Cloud LiveBoot
Restore to Copy
Offline Notifications
Multi-Factor Authentication
Display Groups
User Synchronization
Advanced Graphs

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Local Control

Introduction
Enable Local Control to manage your Barracuda Backup Server independently of Barracuda Networks Cloud
in a "connectionless" state.
Note: After you enable Local Control during the Barracuda Backup linking process, it can only be undone by wiping
the unit completely and relinking the device.

Firmware Updates
Before enabling Local Control you must configure an email contact within Barracuda Cloud Control to receive
firmware update notifications. This is usually the email account you use when setting up your Barracuda Cloud
Control account.
Permissions
To manage a Local Control appliance, a user must have Account Administrator or Operator permissions.
Support
When Local Control is enabled, you can open a support tunnel for remote diagnostics and technical support
services over TCP port 22 outbound. Go to the SYSTEM > Device Information page, and in the Server
Actions section, click Open Support Tunnel.
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System Status

Introduction
The STATUS page provides an overview of the performance and health of your Barracuda Backup. If you
have more than one Barracuda Backup appliance linked to your account, you can select a specific appliance
and view its individual statistics.
To check whether a Barracuda Backup Server is operating correctly, select it from the list of Barracuda Backup
Servers in the left pane, and click STATUS.
The STATUS page displays the following Barracuda Backup Server statistics:
Backup activity
Device and backup source status
Storage, efficiency, and performance statistics
Storage history for both local and cloud storage
Transfer history
Click on a graph to view a closeup of the details and immediately update the data displayed in the graph.
The Transfer History section displays the amount of bytes remaining to be transferred. If there is a large
amount of data there (80 GB or more), there are a number of things to check, all under the BACKUP tab:
Adjust the rate limit
Check the amount of data being backed up nightly to ensure the Barracuda Backup Server is doing
transaction log backups for Exchange and SQL
Check retention policies to ensure that not too much historic data is being transferred
To check the status of all of your Barracuda Backup Servers at once, click BACKUP at the top of the left pane,
and go to the STATUS page. If the status of a Barracuda Backup Server is yellow or red, there is a problem
with connectivity or the health of the Barracuda Backup Server.
Backup Activity Section
These two graphs display backup activity for local locations and cloud storage, indicating the size and the
number of backup items and data added by date, including the number of files and messages backed up.

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Storage Statistics

Storage Efficiency Statistics


The Status page provides a detailed overview of the overall storage used and how data moved in the past.
Table Value
Raw Data
Items
Messages
Actual Storage

Description
Total amount of data sent to Barracuda Backup including revisions.
Total items sent to Barracuda Backup.
Total messages sent to Barracuda Backup.
The amount of actual storage space being used.

Snapshot Equivalent

The amount of space that would be required to back up your data based on your
retention policies projected over the next three years, without deduplication and
compression.

Deduplication Ratio

The overall amount of space savings calculated by dividing raw data by actual
storage space.

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Displays performance statistics for the Barracuda Backup appliances, including


percentage of CPU, disk, and Ethernet usage. Performance statistics displayed
in red signify that the value exceeds the normal threshold. These values fluctuate
based on the amount of data that is being backed up. But if any setting remains
consistently red for a long period of time, contact Barracuda Networks Technical
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Storage Statistics

Storage History
If you have one Barracuda Backup appliance selected in the left pane of the web interface, this table displays
the Storage History for that Barracuda Backup appliance. View current, historic, and actual data storage size
on the local and cloud locations by date.
Table Value

Description
For local storage, stored content displays in GB by:

Raw Historic

Represents all content up to the current date that has been sent to the Barracuda
Backup.

Raw Current

Represents current content sent to the Barracuda Backup before deduplication


processing.

Actual Storage

Represents the total content currently stored on Barracuda Backup.


For cloud storage, stored content displays in GB by:

Raw Historic

Represents all content up to the current date that has been sent to the Barracuda
Backup.

Raw Current

Represents current content sent to the Barracuda Backup before deduplication


processing.

Actual Storage
Plan Size

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Represents the total content currently stored on Barracuda Backup.


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Transfer History
If you have one Barracuda Backup appliance selected in the left pane of the web interface, this table displays
efficiency of your data transfer to the cloud and the size of the file parts yet to be transferred offsite, organized
by date, for that Barracuda Backup appliance.
Table Value

Description

Cloud Transfer Remaining

Displays any content waiting to transfer to the Barracuda Cloud Storage in bytes.

Cloud Bandwidth Efficiency

Represents all content up to the current date that has been sent to the Barracuda
Backup based on the maximum data transfer rate of your connection.
To limit Internet bandwidth consumption during peak usage times, set rate limits
and schedule backups for non-peak hours.

Effective Bandwidth
Actual Bandwidth

Amount of bandwidth that would have been required without deduplication and
compression.
Amount of bandwidth consumed to replicate data to the cloud.

Site-to-Cloud Replication
If you have one Barracuda Backup appliance selected in the left pane of the web interface, these tables
provide a detailed look at data replication from the appliance to the cloud including efficiency of your data
transfer and the size of the file parts yet to be transferred offsite, Ethernet usage for inbound and outbound
traffic, and transfer efficiency.
Site-to-Site Replication
If you have one Barracuda Backup appliance selected in the left pane of the web interface, these tables
provide a detailed look at data replication from the appliance to the replication target including Ethernet usage
for inbound and outbound traffic and transfer efficiency.
Table Value
Inbound Traffic
Outbound Traffic
Effective Bandwidth
Actual Bandwidth

Description
Ethernet usage for inbound traffic.
Ethernet usage for outbound traffic.
Amount of bandwidth that would have been required without deduplication and
compression
Amount of bandwidth consumed to replicate data offsite.

Device Status and Status Indicators


Status indicators for the health of the Barracuda Backup appliances, local and offsite backups, agents, and
data sources display in the right pane of the web interface. Green shows that your appliances are online and
that no errors have been encountered as a result of your backup. Red indicators display when a local
appliance is offline or when errors were generated during a backup. Mouse-over the indicators to see more
details.

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User Management

Overview
Go to the ADMIN > Users page to administer users that have access to the Barracuda Backup web interface.
This page has a link that takes you to Account/Support to add or remove users.
Edit user details from this page by selecting a user and clicking Edit to the right of the user. You can edit the
following user options, all of which are specific to this service:
Receive emails with backup reports, error condition alerts, or Barracuda Backup Server software update
notices.
Restrict access to the Barracuda Backup web interface to one or more IP addresses.
Designate the user as an Account Administrator, BBS Administrator, or an Operator.
An Account Administrator can create new users, manage billing information, and has full access to
all of the Barracuda Backup Servers associated with the account.
A Barracuda Backup Server Administrator has full access to specific Barracuda Backup Servers
associated with the account, including data restore. A Barracuda Backup Server Administrator
cannot edit or view other user accounts.
An Operator cannot restore data or edit user accounts. Operators are limited to viewing statistics and
modifying backup configuration for selected Barracuda Backup Servers.

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Email Notifications

Overview
Specify the type of email notification for each user:
Reports When selected, an email notification is sent for each backup job.
Alerts When selected, an email notification is sent if a backup job has errors or if your Barracuda Backup
appliance is offline.
Notices When selected, an email notification is sent when your Barracuda Backup appliance software is
updated.
Managing Email Notifications
Use the ADMIN > Users page to specify whether a user is to receive email notifications. Edit users from this
page by selecting a user and clicking on the Edit graphic. You can specify whether a user is to receive one or
more of the following types of emails:
Backup reports saying that a scheduled backup was run
Alerts for conditions such as:
A Barracuda Backup appliance is offline or has come online
A Barracuda Backup appliance has not been able to communicate with a Barracuda replication target,
that is, another Barracuda Backup appliance or Barracuda Cloud Storage (check for Internet
problems)
A Barracuda Backup appliance, such as a RAID volume or HD hardware, fails
A watched file rule condition has been met (firmware version 5.1 and earlier only)
An error has occurred in a backup
An error situation returned to normal and no (further) action is required
You have reached the limit on your Barracuda Cloud Storage subscription plan size
Notices of Barracuda Backup appliance software updates
Use the ADMIN > Email Notifications page to specify email addresses of non-users that are to receive an
email when a report, alert, or notice generates. This page allows you to specify any email address (in some
cases, your reseller), not only the email address of a user associated with your account. You can also see the
users that are receiving any type of email notification, and edit those users in a similar way to the ADMIN >
Users page.
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Audit Logs

Overview
The REPORTS > Audit Log page displays a report of all activities on the Barracuda Backup web interface by
time and date, by user, and by action. Logged activity includes log-on authentication, firmware update,
changes to settings, changes to account information, and more. Click the Details icon for additional
information for a specific activity.
In the top pane, you can specify the following:
Select a specific user or display logs for all users
Specify whether to include log-on authentication activities
Date range of logs to display

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Reports

Backup Reports
Barracuda Backup provides a detailed report for each backup that is run. Backup reports can be accessed
from the REPORTS > Backup page of the Barracuda Backup web interface. In addition, any backup process
that is currently running is also displayed from this page. Backup reports include details about the backup such
as when the backup started, duration, size, if there were any errors or warnings, and any new, changed, or
removed items. Reports also include links to each backed-up file to view or download the item from the report.
Click Details to view recent activity in chart form. You can also view a list of backed-up files, including the
number of new, changed, and removed files, as well as a list of any errors encountered during backup.
If a backup is currently in progress, the REPORTS > Backup page displays this information and allows you to
cancel the backup.
Click View Past Reports to access archived backup reports in the Backup (Archived) page. You can specify
the number of reports you wish to display on the page, or enter a date range and click Update to display the
archived reports.
Click on the report to view report details, and specify whether to show new, changed, or removed files.
Additionally, you can click on a file name to restore the file through the RESTORE > Restore Browser page.
Restore Report
You can view restoration details in the REPORTS > Restore page. To specify how you wish to sort the table,
click on a heading, and then click on the up/down arrows to the right of each heading to specify either an
ascending or descending sort.
Click Details to view all details for the selected restoration, including any encountered errors. Expand the
detail tabs to view specific file errors and a list of restored content.
Large Items Report
The REPORTS > Large Items page displays a detailed list of large items, including the data source and path,
original file size, and deduplicated backup size. From the Sources drop-down menu, you can select to view
large items by individual source, by Agent, or for all sources. To further refine the report, enter a string in the
Filename contains field, and click Filter. The report displays only those items matching the Filename
contains value for the selected source.

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User Activity Reports


The REPORTS > User Activity page displays activity logs of users accessing the Barracuda Backup web
interface. Logged activity includes log-on authentication, firmware update, changes to settings, changes to
account information, and more. Mouse-over an entry for additional information.
In the top pane, you can specify the following:
Number of logs to display
Date range of logs to display
Select a specific user or display logs for all users
Specify whether to include log-on authentication in the logs
After you make changes, click Update to display user activity based on your new settings.

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Advanced Graphs

Introduction
To view Advanced Backup Graphs, log into the web interface, select the Barracuda Backup appliance in the
left pane, and go to the SYSTEM > Advanced Graphs tab. On this page you can display:
Local Ethernet Traffic - presents inbound and outbound network traffic for the selected Barracuda Backup
appliance.
Barracuda Central Bandwith - presents the bandwidth utilization from the Barracuda Backup appliance to
the Barracuda Networks Cloud Servers.
Node Latency - presents the latency between the Barracuda Backup appliance and the cloud node.
Disk Space - provides a detailed account of the amount of disk space that has been used on the Barracuda
Backup appliance, as well as the remaining available disk space.
Queue Size -presents a graphical history of the amount of data replicated over time from the Barracuda
Backup appliance to the Barracuda Cloud.
Queue Count - represents the number of parts replicated over time.
Transfer Efficiency - provides a detailed look at data replication from the Barracuda Backup appliance to
the replication target (Barracuda Cloud or another Barracuda Backup appliance). In the graph below, the
green shaded area represents the skipped or deduplicated data. The blue, TX (Uncompressed), represents
the actual data being transferred and the amount of bandwidth that would be used if compression was not
utilized. The orange, TX (Compressed), represents the actual bandwidth utilized, after compression, to send
data offsite. The red Purged amount refers to data removed from the offsite transfer queue that has already
been purged locally.
Processor Utilization - represents:
System Percentage of CPU utilization that occurred while executing at the system level (kernel).
User Percentage of CPU utilization that occurred while executing at the user level (application).
Nice Percentage of CPU utilization that occurred while executing at the user level with nice priority.
IO Wait Percentage of time that the CPU or CPUs were idle, during which the system had an
outstanding disk I/O request.
Idle Percentage of time that the CPU or CPUs were idle and the system did not have an outstanding disk
I/O request.
Metadata Queue Length - Provides a graphical representation of the reporting and statistics data transfer
over time
Load Average - Details the history of running processes over time
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Labs

Contents
Topology Diagram
Student Table EU
Student Table US
Lab 1.1: Backing up a Windows Client
Lab 2: Backing up a Windows Server 2008 (SQL & Exchange)
Lab 3: Microsoft Exchange Message-Level Backups
Lab 4: Backing up a NAS
Lab 5: Creating a VMware Backup
Lab 6: Restoring a File

Introduction and Objectives


After finishing the labs you will be able to:
Perform an initial configuration on the Barracuda Backup
Create backups for
Windows Clients
Windows Servers including SQL and Exchange
Message-Level Exchange Servers
NASs
VMware Hosts
Restore files using the Restore Browser

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Student Table EU

Nr

Username

Email

Windows

Linux IP

Mailbox

VM-Name

Time

student01

bbs01_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.111

10.1.31.221

student01_bbs

trn-linux01

01:00

student02

bbs02_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.112

10.1.31.222

student02_bbs

trn-linux02

02:00

student03

bbs03_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.113

10.1.31.223

student03_bbs

trn-linux03

03:00

student04

bbs04_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.114

10.1.31.224

student04_bbs

trn-linux04

04:00

student05

bbs05_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.115

10.1.31.225

student05_bbs

trn-linux05

05:00

student06

bbs06_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.116

10.1.31.226

student06_bbs

trn-linux06

06:00

student07

bbs07emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.117

10.1.31.227

student07_bbs

trn-linux07

07:00

student08

bbs08_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.118

10.1.31.228

student08_bbs

trn-linux08

08:00

student09

bbs09_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.119

10.1.31.229

student09_bbs

trn-linux09

09:00

10

student10

bbs10_emea@cudau.org

10.1.31.120

10.1.31.230

student10_bbs

trn-linux10

10:00

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Nr

Username

Email

Windows

Linux IP

Mailbox

VM-Name

Time

student01

bbs01_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.111

10.1.31.221

student01_bbs

trn-linux01

01:00

student02

bbs02_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.112

10.1.31.222

student02_bbs

trn-linux02

02:00

student03

bbs03_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.113

10.1.31.223

student03_bbs

trn-linux03

03:00

student04

bbs04_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.114

10.1.31.224

student04_bbs

trn-linux04

04:00

student05

bbs05_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.115

10.1.31.225

student05_bbs

trn-linux05

05:00

student06

bbs06_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.116

10.1.31.226

student06_bbs

trn-linux06

06:00

student07

bbs07_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.117

10.1.31.227

student07_bbs

trn-linux07

07:00

student08

bbs08_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.118

10.1.31.228

student08_bbs

trn-linux08

08:00

student09

bbs09_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.119

10.1.31.229

student09_bbs

trn-linux09

09:00

10

student10

bbs10_america@cudau.org

10.1.31.120

10.1.31.230

student10_bbs

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Lab 1.1: Backing up a Windows Client


Task Description
A team leader has asked you to back up a folder on his Windows PC that contains important data for the whole
department. Configure a daily backup only for this specific folder. The Barracuda Backup Agent is already
present on the system, so you can use it for the backup process.
Tasks

Detailed Steps

1.) Log into the workstation

a) If you need to unlock the workstation, use the WebEx menu in the upper
center of your screen to send CTRL + ALT + DEL to the workstation.
Then log in with the following credentials:
Username: [see Username from Student Table]
Password: CudaLearner

2.) Log into the Barracuda Cloud


Control Interface

a.) Open your favorite browser, navigate to http://login.barracuda.com


and use the following credentials to log in:
E-Mail: [see E-Mail from Student Table]
Password: CudaLearner
b.) Click/Select your Appliance [see Appliance from Student
Table] on the left navigation bar.

3.) Delete the existing configuration

a) Navigate to BACKUP > Sources


b) If there are existing entries on this page, delete them one by one by
clicking the x right next to Edit. Make sure that no existing Data
Sources & Computers are left before you continue.

4.) Add the Windows Computer

a) Navigate to BACKUP > Sources


b) Click Add Computer and use the following configuration parameters:
Computer Description: Windows Backup
Computer Name: [Windows IP from Student Table]
Computer Type: Microsoft Windows
c) Click Save
d) The Add Data Source page opens automatically.

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Tasks

Detailed Steps

5.) Add a data source to the Windows


computer

a) Make sure that Barracuda Agent Sofware is selected as Data Type.


Also verify that Enable Backups is checked.
b) Click Test Software Connectivity to check if the Barracuda Backup
appliance can communicate properly with the Barracuda Backup Agent
installed on the system. A message should indicate the successful
connection. Inform the teacher if you see any problems.
c) In the section Add to Schedule select Add New Schedule, enter
Windows Backup Schedule and click OK. This creates a new
dedicated schedule for this particular backup.
d) Make sure that Replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage is selected, so
that the data in this folder is also synced to the Barracuda Cloud.
e) Click Save
f) The Schedules page opens automatically, where we can edit the
Windows Backup Schedule we just created. Here, we can decide
which data is backed up at which point in time.

6.) Edit the schedule and run the


backup

a) Navigate to the Items to Backup Up section and see that your current
backup source is already selected for this backup schedule.
b) Expand the tree of your Windows Backup source until you see the
content of the C: drive
c) Per default, everything will be backed up, but we just want to back up a
specific folder. Unselect the C: drive and just select the folder
C:\Barracuda
d) We also want to change the backup time from 8 PM every day to 11 PM
Mo Friday.
e) Unselect Sunday and Saturday in the Schedule Timeline section
f) Enter 23:00 in the Start time field in the Daily Backup Timeline section
g) Click Save
h) We want to manually trigger the backup now
i) Click Run Backup Now right beside the Windows Backup Schedule
item
j) Navigate to REPORTS > Backup and check if your backup has been
finished. Usually, the backup takes 30-60 seconds, so you may want to
update the page multiple times until a green circle indicates a successful
backup.

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Lab 2: Backing up a Windows Server 2008 (SQL & Exchange)


Task Description
For the sake of business continuity, you have the task tof backing up the Windows server that contains the
business-critical Exchange and SQL services.
Tasks
1.) Add the Windows computer

Detailed Steps
a) Navigate to BACKUP > Sources
b) Click Add Computer and use the following configuration parameters:
Computer Description: Exchange SQL Backup
Computer Name: 10.1.31.100
Computer Type: Microsoft Windows
c) Click Save
d) The Add Data Source page opens automatically.

2.) Add the Exchange & SQL data


source

a.) Click Test Software Connectivity to verify the connection to the


Barracuda Backup Agent on the client. A message should indicate the
successful connection to the Barracuda Backup Agent.
b.) In the section Add to Schedule, select Add New Schedule, enter
Exchange SQL Schedule, and click OK. This creates a new
dedicated schedule for this particular backup.
c.) Make sure that the Replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage option in the
Barracuda Cloud Storage section is selected, so that the businesscritical data is also replicated into the cloud for additional security.
d.) Click Save
e.) The Schedules page opens automatically, where we can edit the
Exchange SQL Schedule we just created. Here we can decide which
data is backed up at which point in time.

3.) Modify the Backup Schedule

a) Expand the tree from your Exchange SQL Backup source and unselect
everything.
b) We just want to back up the Microsoft Exchange mail database and all
Microsoft SQL databases. Select them.
c) The default backup timeline (every day, 8PM) is fine. You can change it
if youd like.
d) Make sure that the Backup Type in the section SQL/Exchange Backup
is set to Smart
e) Click Save

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Lab 3: Microsoft Exchange Message-Level Backups


Task Description
For compliance reasons, you were given the job of backing up a specific folder on your Exchange server that
contains financial data. Create an Exchange Message-Level backup that satisfies compliance.
Tasks
1.) Add an Exchange Message-Level
data source

Detailed Steps
a) Navigate to BACKUP > Sources
b) Locate the Exchange SQL Backup item and click Add Data Source
c) In the Data Description field, enter Exchange MLB and verify that
Message-Level Backup (Exchange) is displayed in the Data Type
section
d) In the Message-Level Backup (Exchange) Information section, insert
the following configuration parameters:
Exchange Version: Exchange 2010
Username: backup
Password: CudaLearner
Windows Domain Name: cudau.org
e) Click the Test Exchange Connectivity button to verify your
configuration. A message should indicate the successful connection to
the Exchange Server.
f) In the section Add to Schedule, select the Exchange SQL Backup
schedule that weve created earlier.
g) Click Save
h) The Schedules page opens automatically, where we can modify the
existing Exchange SQL Schedule.

2.) Modify the backup schedule

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a.) In the Exchange SQL Backup source, you see another data source
besides the Backup Agent, called Exchange MLB. Expand it.
b.) Youll see the different mailboxes on the Exchange server. However,
everything is selected, and we dont want that. Unselect everything by
clicking on the hook beside Exchange MLB
c.) Now select the mailbox [see Mailbox from Student Table]
d.) Click Save
e.) This mailbox is now backed up along with the SQL & Exchange data from
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Lab 4: Backing up a NAS


Task Description
The NAS (Network Attached Storage) in the company is pretty old and outdated, but contains business-critical
data of several departments. Therefore, you need to configure a backup of the NAS through CIFS.
Tasks

Detailed Steps

1.) Add the FreeNAS computer

a.) Navigate to BACKUP > Sources


b.) Click Add Computer and use the following configuration parameters:
Computer Description: FreeNAS
Computer Name: 10.1.31.126
Computer Type: Microsoft Windows
c.) In the Barracuda Backup Agent section, select Enable File Share
Backups.
d.) A Microsoft Windows Computer Information section pops up, where
you have to configure the following parameters:
Username: backup
Password: CudaLearner
e.) Click Test Credentials to verify the configuration. A message should
indicate the successful connection to the computer.
f.) Click Save
g.) The Add Data Source page opens automatically.

2.) Add the CIFS Data Source

a) Select File Share CIFS as Data Type, and in the Data Description
section enter FreeNAS CIFS Backup as data source name.
b) In the File Share Information section, click the Toggle All Shares link
to retrieve the available shares on the NAS.
c) Select the Backup share
d) In the section Add to Schedule, select Add New, enter FreeNAS
Backup Schedule, and click OK. This creates a new dedicated
schedule for this particular backup
e) Verify that Replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage is selected
f) Click Save
g) The Schedules page automatically opens

3.) Modify the backup schedule

a) By default, all data is backed up from this particular backup source.


Were fine with that since all data is important in this share.
b) Note that the default schedule backs up your data every day at 20:00.
Change the Start Time to 22:00
c) Click Save
d) Your FreeNAS backup configuration is now complete.

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Lab 5: Creating a VMware Backup


Task Description
In addition to the data backup on the Linux machine, you need to configure a backup for the whole Linux VM
on the ESXI host, so that it can be restored quickly
Tasks

Detailed Steps

1.) Adding a VMware computer

a.) Navigate to BACKUP > Sources


b.) Click Add Computer and use the following configuration parameters:
Computer Description: VMware Backup
Computer Name: 10.1.29.1
Computer Type: VMware
c.) In the VMware Computer Information section use the following
credentials:
Username: backup
Password: CudaLearner
d.) Click Test Credentials. A message should indicate the successful
connection to the VMware host.
e.) Click Save
f.) The Add Data Source page automatically opens.

2.) Add a VMware data source

a) Click Test VMware Connectivity to verify the connection from the


Barracuda appliance to the VMware host. A message should indicate
the successful connection to the VMware host.
b) In the section Add to Schedule, select Add New, enter VMware
Backup Schedule, and click OK.
c) Make sure that Replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage is NOT
selected.
d) Click Save
e) The Schedules page automatically opens, where we can edit the
VMware Backup Schedule we just created.

3.) Modify the backup schedule

a) Unselect the VMware Backup source and expand it afterwards. Dig


down into virt-esxi.cudau.org and select the virtual machine that
matches [see VM Name in Student Table]
b) Note that default schedule backs up your data every day at 8 PM.
Change the Start Time to 22:00
c) Click Save
d) Your VMware backup configuration is now complete.

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Lab 6: Restoring a File


Task Description
A Linux server crashed, and your backup is needed to restore the machine. Use the Restore Browser to
restore the original configuration file to the new server machine.
Tasks

Detailed Steps

1.) Explore the Restore Browser

a.) Navigate to RESTORE > Restore Browser


b.) Notice the left menu where you can see the computers and data sources
that you have successfully configured. Select a random data source by
clicking on it.
c.) Dig down into the data source. Notice the files and folders that you have
backed up.
d.) You can also search for files by using the search field in the top right
corner.
e.) If you want to access an earlier revision of the file, you can easily browse
through all revisions by using the revision calendar. Click on Change
Date if you want to open it.
f.) Now select a random file, and click Restore
g.) Notice that you can restore the data to the original path or to a different
path on the machine. You can even choose to restore the data to a
completely different machine or to Copy.com.
h.) Please DO NOT start a restore. The goal of this task is to familiarize
yourself with the Restore Browser.
i.) After you have explored everything, continue to the next step.

2.) Delete every existing data source

a) Youre now finished with the lab. Please navigate to the Backup >
Sources page. Delete all existing data sources one by one by clicking
the x right next to Edit. Make sure that no existing Data Sources &
Computers are left before you contine.

b) You can leave the lab and the session now. Thanks for participating in
the lab. We hope youve had a good time!

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