UltraBac Management Console

The UltraBac Management Console is used to configure, manage, and maintain all UltraBac operations. The Management Console can show backup, verify, and restore logs along with scheduled backups and backup sets.

UltraBac Management Console Toolbars

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Fig. 1 - The UltraBac Management Console.

 

The UltraBac Management Console now has multiple tabs that each contain options, settings, and other management functionality. Clicking on each tab will bring up each individual operations menu:

 

Backup Toolbar

The Backup toolbar can be used to create new backup sets, modify existing backup sets, and to modify the properties of sets. This toolbar can also be used to create new scheduled jobs, and to start a set-level ad hoc job. The "Action" button will remain unavailable until a backup set is opened for enumeration.

 

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Fig. 2 - The Backup toolbar.

 

 

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Fig. 3 - UltraBac File Selection Filter.

 

Restore Toolbar

The Restore toolbar is used to load backup indexes, view the properties of a completed backup set, and perform backup/verify operations.

 

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Fig. 4 - The Restore toolbar.

 

Locate source Backup Index:

 

 

 

Manage Toolbar

The Manage toolbar is used to set global options for backups, and to maintain backup devices, licensing, and Index Database functionality.

 

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Fig. 6 - The Manage toolbar.

 

Options:

 

 

Configure:

 

Tools Toolbar

The Tools toolbar has options for Media tools, remote installation, and backup job scheduling.

 

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Fig. 7 - The Tools toolbar.

 

Tools:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduler:

 

View Toolbar

The View toolbar gives access to UltraBac/UltraCopy logs, Current/Future operations, and additional device information.

 

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Fig. 8 - The View toolbar.

 

Logs:

 

 

Reports:

 

 

Current Device:

 

Current Operations

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Fig. 9 - The Current Operations workspace.

 

Process statistics and information shown in the Current Operations workspace:

 

 

View button – Launches the UltraBac progress screen.

 

The Current Operations workspace can display the backup host and/or the systems listed in the Managed Machines list. This preference is set under "Manage"/"General"/"UltraVue Options."

UltraBac keeps a user specified list of machines (UltraBac backup hosts) to be managed. To view the Managed Machines list, click "Managed Machines" from the Manage toolbar.

File Viewer

The UltraBac File Viewer can be used to show the contents of backup sets, indexes, and all log files.

 

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Fig. 10 - Backup set loaded in the File Viewer.

Remote Administration

Using the "Connect" feature, it is possible to administer all UltraBac operations from a remote server or workstation. This includes creating sets, scheduling backups, editing sets, restoring from tape, setting preferences, etc. When connected to the remote system through the "Connect" feature, the UltraBac user interface will act as if logged into the backup host locally, similar to Windows Terminal Services.

Usage

The UltraBac Management Service must be installed and running on the connection target system. UltraBac receives the security information required for user authentication on the remote system from the UltraBac Management Service. When authenticating through a domain, UltraBac will use an account specified for the target system (listed in "Manage"/"General"/"Authentication Options"/"Show Accounts") to gain access to the remote UltraBac host. If no specified account is available, UltraBac will use the default account.

 

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Fig. 11 - The "Connect" feature.

 

To connect to the remote system’s console:

 

  1. Add the target system to the Managed Machines list if not already present:

    1. Select the Manage tab.

    2. Click "Managed Machines."

    3. Click "Add Group" and type the Group Name. Click "OK" (skip this step if using an existing group).

    4. Highlight "Group Name" and click the "Edit" icon.

    5. Click "Add Machine" icon.

    6. Type in the Windows name of, or browse to, the target system, and click "OK."

    7. Click "Close."

 

  1. From the "Connected to:" drop down list, select the target system.

 

After a system has been added to the Managed Machines list, it will appear in the main toolbar drop-down list box, making it easy to switch from one UltraBac host to another.

 

Once connected to another system, move through the UltraBac user interface as if you were logged into the managed system locally.

 

Selecting the local system from the menu will break the connection and return to the local machine's interface.