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A Tour of the MozyPro Admin Console - Part 6: Configuration
In our sixth installment of our MozyPro Admin Console Tour Series, we're taking a look into the Configuration section of the account. This is probably the most complex section of the Admin Console, as it includes the Client Configuration which can be quite complicated but very inclusive.
If you missed our previous Admin Console sections, make sure to catch them here:
Note: Before we get started, it's important to note that not all Admin Consoles have the same options available. Depending on the type of account you have, you may have different options available or unavailable to you in your Admin Console. If you see something shown in this post that you don't have, but would like to, please contact our MozyPro Sales team to see about getting it added to your account.
This is the section where you can set up the account and client configuration details. It includes the following subsections:
Account Details - Here you can edit Account Details
Edit Client Version - Set up rules for client updates and default versions
Client Configuration - Set up a configuration for your User's backups company wide
This section is the same section you're taken to if you click on the Admin name in the upper right hand corner. Here you can view and edit your account Admin details as well as change your email preferences. We discussed this in Part 1 of this series, if you need to review.
Edit Client Version
When you go to Edit Client Version it'll show you a list of your update rules for your User Groups. It also has the option to set up rules in the bottom of this page, including these sections:
Update To - The section for setting up the update
Update to: Select a Version - From this drop down you select a version of the client to update to
Criteria - Here is where you can narrow down who needs to update to that version
Current Version - Select which installed versions should update to the new version
User Groups - Select which User Groups this update applies to
Operating Systems - Select which Operating Systems should update to that version
Required Update - Checking this box forces your clients to update, otherwise they can say no and cancel the update
Submit - Saves changes and pushes the update out
The Client Configuration is where you can set up and force a client configuration down to your users from the Admin Console. When you first go to Client Configuration, if you don't have any configurations created it'll take you to where you can create a client configuration with a name, and whether it is for Servers or Desktops, and then click next. If you do have a Client Configuration created, it will list it here and you can click on it to view or edit.
When you click next, you're taken to a section with the following tabs for setting up your Client Configuration:
Preferences - The general preferences and settings for the Client Configuration
Scheduling - Set the scheduling for when backups should run on users in this Configuration
Bandwidth Throttling - If you need to set up Bandwidth throttling on these machines you'll do so in this tab
Windows Backup Sets - Select files to backup for machines running Windows
Mac Backup Sets - Select files to backup for machines running Mac OSX
Linux Backup Sets - Select files to backup for machines running Linux
User Groups - Choose which Groups this Client Configuration applies to
The Preferences tab in the Client Configuration is where you'll set up the basic settings for users in this configuration. There are two check boxes for most options and in a lot of cases you'll want to check both. They're for:
Setting - Checking this box next to an option enables that option
Lock - Checking the Lock box forces the client to use that setting, leaving it unchecked will allow them to change it
The options you have for your Client Configuration Preferences are as follows:
Install new versions of MozyPro silently when they are made available - Allows updates to silently install on Machines in this Client Configuration
Allow users to back up network drives - Enables the option to add a network share in the File System tab
Number of days of unsuccessful backups to wait before showing a warning - The number of days when the system should pop up an alert on the User's machines notifying them of no backups
Prevent backups from occurring on mobile broadband networks - Disables Mozy's ability to backup and transmit files when the machine is using a mobile network
Always force the user to provide an encryption key - Requires the user to enter a Custom encryption key
Always use the following encryption key (URL or path) - For customers with a CKEY set up, the Admin can push the key down via this URL/path
Prevent back up if encryption does not match policy. Takes effect with client version 2.26.7 for Win and 2.13.6 for Mac. - Stops backups if the User does not enter an approved Encryption Key
Enable support button and link - Makes the Contact Support link active for the User's installs
Enable "Access files online" link and "Restore files" button - Allows the Users to access their Web Restore via a clickable link in the client
Enable Restore tab on Settings window - Allows user to restore files via the Restore Tab in the software
Restrict restores to the logged-in user's profile - Prevents Users from restoring from other Users on their machine
Don't show MozyPro virtual drive in My Computer - Disables the MozyPro Virtual Drive from showing up under My Computer or This PC
Don't prompt for password when opening MozyPro Settings window - Allows Users to access the MozyPro Settings without putting in a password each time
Show tooltips in MozyPro Settings window - Allows tooltips to show in the MozyPro File System and Backup Sets tabs to help Users understand what they're selecting
Use Volume Shadow Service to back up locked files when available - Enables VSS to attempt to backup locked files
Pop up MozyPro Status window after every backup - Enables the MozyPro Status to pop up when a backup finishes to indicate whether or not it was a success
Pop up MozyPro Notification message at the beginning of every backup - Enables the Status window to pop up each time the backup starts
Pop up a warning periodically when the user is over quota - Enables a pop up to alert the User that they are over quota when they select more files than their storage allows
Attempt automatic backups even if network connection is not detected - Forces Mozy to attempt to connect even if it misses the network connection on it's first attempt or it can't find one
Start automatic backups if the computer is running on battery power - Allows Mozy to backup automatically if the machine is not plugged in, and instead use battery power
Show advanced backup set features (e.g. exclusionary backup sets) - Shows all advanced options for the Backup Sets in the Users' Backup Sets tab
Display all system backup sets to the user, even if they don't contain any files - Shows all Backup Sets even if they're empty
Don't allow users to add/edit backup sets - Blocks Users from being able to change the Backup Sets as set in this Client Configuration
Don't allow users to select or deselect files in the filesystem tab - Blocks Users from being able to change settings in the File System Tab
Allow Local Backup - Allows Users to set up the Mozy 2xProtect on their machines to also run a local backup
Enable LAN Support - Enabling this option allows users to backup to a Drive on the LAN
Allow users to back up encrypted files and folders - Enables Users the ability to backup EFS encrypted files
Enable VSS backup set support (Windows XP or later) - Allows the VSS Backup Sets to show in the Backup Sets tab for products like SQL and Exchange
Show all protected operating system files - Enables the protected operating system files (such as Program Files) to show and be able to be selected in the File System tab
Don't show shell icon overlays in Windows Explorer - Disables the icon overlays on your files in Explorer
Display Mozy username - Shows the Mozy username/email in the About window of the Client
Proxy Settings - Changes the Proxy settings for the machines
- Use this slider to tweak the impact that MozyPro will have on PC and internet performance when the computer is in use
The Scheduling section of the Client Configuration is very much like the one in the Client software as well. You can set up Automatic and Scheduled Backup parameters and check boxes to Force the scheduling options as well as not allow the user to suspend backups.
Automatic (Perform backups when the computer is not in use)
The settings for this section include:
Don't back up up if the CPU is over % busy (1-99) - Set this to stop backups if your computer processor is over this percent busy
Don't back up unless the computer has been idle for at least this many minutes - Set this to indicate how long the machine needs to be idle (no longer in use) before the backup can begin
Don't backup more than this many times per day (1-12) - Set this to indicate how many times Mozy can attempt to backup during the day, if it's set to 1 it will only try once even if it fails, but if you set it to 12 it'll try roughly every 2 hours to backup
Scheduled (Perform backups at a time of your choice)
Set the backups to run daily or weekly and at a certain time every 1-6 days. You can also set up an allowance of time for the backup to be able to kick off in order to avoid running into any issues.
Force users to use these scheduling options - Forces the scheduling options on the User so they can't be changed
Don't allow users to suspend backups - Disables the ability to suspend backups temporarily
The Bandwidth Throttling section is where you can update settings to limit the amount of bandwidth Mozy can use during certain times.
Enable bandwidth throttle - Turns on bandwidth throttling for Users in this Client Configuration
- The amount of Kbps you'd like the bandwidth limited to
- The hours you want the bandwidth throttle to be in effect
- the days you'd like the bandwidth throttling to be in effect
Force users to use these bandwidth throttling options - Forces users to use the bandwidth throttling and they cannot change it
- A second bandwidth throttle that is forced onto the users but that they cannot see
Windows Backup Sets
This section will list the default backup sets for Windows. It also allows them to be edited/deleted, as well as provides the option to Create Backup Sets. As with the previous sections, there is a Setting checkbox which selects that backup set and a Lock checkbox which ensures it is pushed down to the Users and prohibits them from changing it.
Create Backup Set
When you click Create Backup Set it takes you to a screen where you can set rules and name your backup set. You can set the name in Italian, French, German, and English.
Files matching this set will be EXCLUDED from the final backup set - If you check this box it makes the backup set exclusionary, meaning you want to set the rules to INCLUDE and tell it what to include in the exclusion below