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How to install Backup Bird on Windows

October 25, 2016 Backup Bird

Before you can use Backup Bird to back up your servers, you must install the Backup Bird Agent on your Server.

After adding the server you will see the details for the server including a unique Server Key.  You will need that key in this guide. (You can see how to find the Server Key here)

First you need to Download the latest version of the Windows Agent here

After downloading the installer, d
ouble-click InstallBackupBird.exe to run the installer.

Follow the install wizard to complete the installation.
When the installation finishes, the agent starts automatically.  (When you close the agent it is still running the background. You can close the agent from the menu File -> Exit )

The agent will display a simple interface, where it's letting you define folders, database and providers. 
If you need any help you can access it from the Help menu. 
Under the menu File -> Advanced you can change the options for the following settings: 
  • Temporary folder
  • How long to keep local backup
  • Prefix/suffix zip file
  • The server key. 
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