5big Backup Server

LaCie 5big Backup Server manual

5big Backup Server

User manual for the LaCie 5big Backup Server in English. This PDF manual has 61 pages.

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LaCie 5big Backup Server Table of Contents Configuration Guide page 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction. .................................................................................................................. 5 1.1. Box Content..................................................................................................................................... 6 1.2. Minimum Network Requirements........................................................................................................ 7 1.2.1. Ethernet Connection................................................................................................................ 7 1.2.2. Wireless Support..................................................................................................................... 7 1.3. Minimum Workstation Operating System Requirements........................................................................ 8 1.4. Views of the 5big Backup Server. ........................................................................................................ 9 1.4.1. Front View.............................................................................................................................. 9 1.4.2. Rear View ..................................................................................................................9 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives. ............................................................................................... 10 1.6. Ethernet Cable. ............................................................................................................................... 10 2. Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server.................................................................. 11 2.1. Turning On the 5big Backup Server. ................................................................................................. 12 2.2. Connecting the Ethernet Cable........................................................................................................ 13 2.3. Install the 5big Backup Server Connector CD.................................................................................... 14 2.4. Complete the 5big Backup Server Setup........................................................................................... 15 3. 5big Backup Server Configuration............................................................................... 17 3.1. User Accounts................................................................................................................................ 18 3.2. Shared Folders............................................................................................................................... 19 3.2.1. Folder and File Duplication.................................................................................................... 19 3.3. Computer Backups......................................................................................................................... 20 3.4. Server Storage................................................................................................................................ 21 3.5. Windows Home Server Settings........................................................................................................ 23 3.5.1. Network Healthy/Network Critical and Important Updates........................................................ 24 4. LaCie Dashboard. ........................................................................................................ 26 4.1. Printer Management. ....................................................................................................................... 26 4.2. Multimedia Server........................................................................................................................... 27 4.3. Hardware Management. .................................................................................................................. 28 4.4. Internet Settings.............................................................................................................................. 29 4.5. Disk Information............................................................................................................................. 30 5. Mac Support................................................................................................................ 31 5.1. Mac Clients on the 5big Backup Server. ............................................................................................ 31 5.1.1. Accessing Shared Folders (Volumes)....................................................................................... 31 5.1.2. Time Machine....................................................................................................................... 33 5.1.3. Managing and Monitoring Mac Clients................................................................................... 34 6. Removing and Installing New Disks............................................................................ 36 6.1. Disk Installation.............................................................................................................................. 36 6.2. Adding a new disk to the 5big Backup Server storage........................................................................ 38 7. Recovery. ..................................................................................................................... 39 7.1. Recovery: 5big Backup Server.......................................................................................................... 39 7.1.1. Server Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive. ...................................................................................... 39 7.1.2. 5big Backup Server Recovery................................................................................................. 42 7.2. Recovery: Workstations on the 5big Backup Server Network............................................................... 44 7.2.1. Workstation Drivers and File Recovery. .................................................................................... 44 7.2.2. PC Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Optional)........................................................................... 46 7.2.3. PC Recovery (Windows Workstations Only). ............................................................................. 48
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Table of Contents Configuration Guide page 2 8. LED Indicators............................................................................................................. 55 9. Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................... 56 10. Contacting Customer Support. .................................................................................... 59 10.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts.................................................................................................... 60 11. Warranty Information. ................................................................................................ 61
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Foreword Configuration Guide page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2010 LaCie. All rights re- served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, re- cording or otherwise, without the prior writ- ten consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Micro- soft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Win- dows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their re- spective owners. Changes The material in this document is for infor- mation only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the in- formation contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment Regulations. ROHS Compliance This product is ROHS compliant (European Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances). FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing conditions: ✦ ✦ The devices may not cause harmful interference ✦ ✦ The devices must accept any interfer- ence received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential instal- lation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interfer- ence to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ✦ ✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving an- tenna. ✦ ✦ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ✦ ✦ Connect the equipment into an out- let on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ✦ ✦ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your au- thority to operate the product. Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this prod- uct conforms to the following European standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and en- sure that it is recycled in a manner that pro- tects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recy- cling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product. CAUTION: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use LaCie 5big Backup Server 100521v.1.1
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Foreword Configuration Guide page 4 Health and Safety Precautions ✦ ✦ Only qualified persons are autho- rized to carry out maintenance on this device. ✦ ✦ Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. ✦ ✦ Do not open your LaCie 5big Backup Server or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuit- ing, or dangerous emissions. Your LaCie 5big Backup Server contains no user-serviceable parts. If it ap- pears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Tech- nical Support representative. ✦ ✦ Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the LaCie 5big Backup Server, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuit- ing, fire or personal injury. ✦ ✦ Power requirements 100-240 V~, 1.44 A, 50-60 Hz, (supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal and transient over- voltages according to over-voltage category II). General Use Precautions ✦ ✦ Do not expose your device to tem- peratures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F); or to opera- tional humidity beyond 5-80%, non- condensing, or non-operating humid- ity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage it or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your device near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). In- versely, placing your device in an envi- ronment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. ✦ ✦ Always unplug the device from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ✦ ✦ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ✦ ✦ Do not use the device near other electrical appliances such as televi- sions or radios. Doing so may cause interference which will adversely af- fect the operation of the other prod- ucts. ✦ ✦ Do not place the device near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your device. ✦ ✦ Never use excessive force on your device. If you detect a problem, see the Troubleshooting section in this manual. IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage me- dia. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more informa- tion on backup, please refer to our website. IMPORTANT INFO: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once format- ted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environ- ment (typically 10-15% less). TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The 5big Backup Server must receive its IP address from a DHCP server.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Introduction Configuration Guide page 5 1. Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of a LaCie 5big Backup Server. Offering expansive file sharing and backup features, the 5big Back- up Server is designed to satisfy the daily needs of small offices that are looking for an easy solution to network storage. Powered by Mi- crosoft® Windows Home Server®, the 5big Backup Server provides a familiar interface while managing your data, software, backups, and more. There are many additional benefits, such as remote ac- cess to your files from anywhere in the world and the fun of sharing digital media among all users and digital media adapters. Superior Design The 5big Backup Server’s advanced metal casing and thermoreg- ulator fan ensure long-lasting reliability and quiet operation. The glowing blue button adds more than character—one push will turn your 5big Backup Server on. Sturdy disk trays are easy to remove for maintenance and lock securely in place for safety. Folder Duplication The 5big Backup Server allows for instant control of your files via folder duplication. Rather than taking up valuable disk space with unnecessary duplication, you get to choose which files should be mirrored at the folder level. Since your critical files are copied to separate disks, you can rest assured that your data is secure in the unlikely event of disk failure. Easy Setup & Access Installing the Windows Home Server Connector is a snap, leaving you ready to share folders and begin backups of all the computers on your network in a very short time. Networking has never been so easy! Click a topic: ✦ ✦ Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server ✦ ✦ 5big Backup Server Configuration ✦ ✦ Troubleshooting Quick Links
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Introduction Configuration Guide page 6 1.1. Box Content Your LaCie 5big Backup Server package contains the system tower and an accessories box that includes items 2-8, listed below: 1. LaCie 5big Backup Server 2. Cat 5E Ethernet cable 3. Power supply 4. Connector Agent and Utilities Disk (applications and docu- mentation) 5. PC Recovery CD 6. Server Recovery DVD 7. Quick Start Guide 8. Drive lock tool IMPORTANT INFO: Please save your packaging. In the event that the 5big Backup Server should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. V e r s i o n 1 . 0 © 2 0 1 0 L a C i e , © M i c r o s o ft Corporation, all rights reserved. Confidential commercial computer software. Valid license requir e d . w w w . l a c i e . c o m 7 1 4 2 1 6 1 0 0 1 2 8 Use to install utilities, documentation, and the Microsoft Windows Home Server Connector software on the 5big Backup Server LaCie 5big Backup Server Powered by Microsoft ® Windows ® Home Server CONNECTOR AGENT AND UTILITIES DISC V e r s i o n 1 . 0 © 2 0 1 0 L a C i e , © M i c r o s o ft Corporation, all rights reserved. Confidential commercial computer software. Valid license requir e d . w w w . l a c i e . c o m 7 1 4 2 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 8 Use to restore a PC from a backup that is stored on the 5big Backup Server LaCie 5big Backup Server Powered by Microsoft® Windows® Home Server PC RECOVERY DISC V e r s i o n 1 . 0 © 2 0 1 0 L a C i e , © M i c r o s o ft Corporation, all rights reserved. Confidential commercial computer software. Valid license requir e d . w w w . l a c i e . c o m 7 1 4 1 9 9 1 0 0 1 2 8 Use to recover a pre-installed Windows server image on the 5big Backup Server LaCie 5big Backup Server Powered by Microsoft ® Windows ® Home Server SERVER RECOVERY DVD user manual 5big Backup Server 5-disk Home and Small Office Server Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Introduction Configuration Guide page 7 1.2. Minimum Network Requirements 1.2.1. Ethernet Connection To successfully use the 5big Backup Server, your home network must meet the following requirements: Requirement Minimum Server connection 100 Mbps wired connection. LaCie highly recommends a 1 Gb/s wired connection for bet- ter performance. Workstations One or more computers that are running a supported oper- ating system, with either a wired or a wireless network connec- tion. Internet connection Broadband connection Router/firewall device An external Internet broadband router/firewall device with 100 Mbps wired Ethernet connec- tion. The 5big Backup Server as- sumes that your network devic- es receive their IP address from a DHCP server. IMPORTANT INFO: Find a suitable place to put your 5big Back- up Server before you run Windows Home Server Setup. The location you choose must have an available, wired network connection either to your broadband router or to a switch that is connected to your broadband router. 1.2.2. Wireless Support ✦ ✦ The 5big Backup Server joins your network via a wired, Ethernet cable. Please note that the 5big Backup Server does not support a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection to your network ✦ ✦ Wireless devices and workstations that have joined the net- work may access the 5big Backup Server. IMPORTANT INFO: The 5big Backup Server’s performance can be affected by such external forces as network activity, hardware, distance and setup. IMPORTANT INFO: For optimal performance, use a Gigabit Eth- ernet router and Gigabit Ethernet on your host computer. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The 5big Backup Server must re- ceive its IP address from a DHCP server.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Introduction Configuration Guide page 8 1.3. Minimum Workstation Operating System Requirements The most recent versions of: ✦ ✦ Windows XP ✦ ✦ Windows Vista ✦ ✦ Windows 7 The 5big Backup Server may be accessed by workstations running Mac OS X: ✦ ✦ 10.4 ✦ ✦ 10.5 ✦ ✦ 10.6. The 5big Backup Server may be used for Time Machine® backups. See 5. Mac Support. TECHNICAL NOTE: Please update your 5big Backup Server soft- ware whenever a new version is available. Regular updates will en- able support for the most recent workstation operating systems.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Introduction Configuration Guide page 9 1.4. Views of the 5big Backup Server 1.4.1. Front View On/Off Button with Status LED (Fig. 01) 1. On/Off power switch - The blue button on the front of the 5big Backup Server turns the unit on or off. The LED remains lit to show that the server is on. IMPORTANT INFO: Pushing the front LED button while the 5big Backup Server is running will shut the system off. This is true even if the 5big Backup Server is currently in use. Please keep the unit in a location that will prevent accidentally pushing the front LED button while the 5big Backup Server is being accessed by users. LaCie rec- ommends shutting down the 5big Backup Server in a normal fashion via the Console. 1.4.2. Rear View (Fig. 02) 2. Ethernet port 3. Stereo audio out 4. USB 2.0 expansion ports (4) 5. eSATA expansion port 6. System recovery button 7. Power input connection 8. Drive tray lock 9. Drive tray handle 10. Drive LED Fig. 01 DESIGNED BY NEIL POULTON POWER AUDIO OUT LAN 1 USB USB USB eSATA Fig. 02 9
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Introduction Configuration Guide page 10 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives The 5big Backup Server has five slots to insert hard disk drives (see 6.1. Disk Installation for instructions on how to insert new or replace- ment disks). Fig. 03 shows the order of the drives, from left to right: Disk 1 contains the Windows Home Server operating system. While other drives may be removed during use, the 5big Backup Server re- quires this disk for proper operation and management of the system. Disks 2 - 5 may be added to the Windows Home Server pool of Storage Hard Drives or used to backup data on the system. See 3.4. Server Storage to learn how to add or remove drives from the pool of Storage Hard Drives. Four USB ports (Fig. 03, A) and one eSATA port (Fig. 03, B), are also available to expand storage on the 5big Backup Server. You may add external disks to the Windows Home Server pool of Storage Hard Drives or use them as backup for data on the system. IMPORTANT INFO: If you add an external USB hard drive, use a USB 2.0 hard drive. Both your computer hardware and your hard drive must support USB 2.0 for optimal performance. Using USB 1.1 devices can cause poor performance and unpredictable results. 1.6. Ethernet Cable Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors Your LaCie 5big Backup Server is shipped with an Ethernet cable (Fig. 04 - Ethernet Cable Ends) that is compatible with transfer rates up to 1000 Mb/s, or 1 Gb/s. Often referred to as “Gigabit Ether- net” or “Gig-E”, this level of Ethernet connection is superior to older, 100 Mb/s connections. TECHNICAL NOTE: LaCie recommends Cat 5E or Cat 6 cables, which support Gigabit Ethernet. DESIGNED BY NEIL POULTON POWER AUDIO OUT LAN 1 USB USB USB eSATA Fig. 03 Fig. 04 - Ethernet Cable Ends
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Guide page 11 Follow these steps to power on and prepare the LaCie 5big Backup Server for use on the network. Desktop PC 1 (via Ethernet) Desktop PC 2 (via Ethernet) Router 5big Backup Server (via Ethernet) Laptop (via Wi-Fi) Step 1 – 2.1. Turning On the 5big Backup Server Step 2 – 2.3. Install the 5big Backup Server Connector CD Step 3 – 2.4. Complete the 5big Backup Server Setup 2. Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server IMPORTANT INFO: LaCie recommends using the 5big Backup Server in a small network environment with a maximum of ten Win- dows workstations. Additional Mac stations may also access data on the 5big Backup Server.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Guide page 12 2.1. Turning On the 5big Backup Server The power supply kit is composed of two cables: one cable (A) con- nects to the LaCie 5big Backup Server; and the other cable (B) con- nects to a power outlet, such as a wall outlet or a surge protector (Fig. 05). 1. Connect Cable A to the 5big Backup Server. 2. Connect Cable B to the power supply brick (C). 3. Connect Cable B to a surge protector or wall outlet. 4. Turn on the server by pushing the button on the face of the 5big Backup Server. (See 1.4.1. Front View) 5. The 5big Backup Server is powered and ready for use when the front LED stops blinking. IMPORTANT INFO: The 5big Backup Server may take a few min- utes to boot the first time it is turned on. CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific La- Cie device. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie device or another manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Always remove the AC adapter before transporting your LaCie 5big Backup Server. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your server and will void your warranty. TECHNICAL NOTE: You may use your LaCie 5big Backup Server when in a foreign country thanks to its 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appropriate adapter or cord. LaCie accepts no responsibility for any damage to the server resulting from the use of an inappropriate adapter. Using an adapter other than one authorized by LaCie will void your war- ranty. DESIGNED BY NEIL POULTON POWER AUDIO OUT LAN 1 USB USB USB eSATA Fig. 05
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Guide page 13 2.2. Connecting the Ethernet Cable The 5big Backup Server is accessible when attached to your network (Fig. 06). The USB 2.0 and eSATA ports are for expansion only and should not be used to connect the 5big Backup Server to a com- puter. 1. Turn the server on. See 2.1. Turning On the 5big Backup Server. 2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the LaCie 5big Backup Server (1.4.2. Rear View). 3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an available Ethernet port on your router. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The 5big Backup Server must re- ceive its IP address from a DHCP server. DESIGNED BY NEIL POULTON POWER AUDIO OUT LAN 1 USB USB USB eSATA Fig. 06
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Guide page 14 2.3. Install the 5big Backup Server Connector CD The Connector software does the following: ✦ ✦ Connects your workstations to the 5big Backup Server. ✦ ✦ Automatically backs up your Windows workstations nightly. ✦ ✦ Monitors the health of connected workstations. ✦ ✦ Enables you to configure and remotely administer the 5big Backup Server from any connected workstation. 1. Insert the 5big Backup Server Connector CD into a computer that is connected to your network. From the list of items (Fig. 07), choose Applications. IMPORTANT INFO: The Connector must be run from a Windows workstation. For details on connecting a computer running the Mac OS, see 5. Mac Support. 2. Click Home Server Connector (Fig. 08). 3. Click Next> on the Welcome screen to begin the installation. 4. Complete the wizard to connect your computer to the 5big Backup Server. 5. The Setup will launch directly after the Wizard is finished only when the Connector is run for the first time. See 2.4. Complete the 5big Backup Server Setup. Once the Setup is complete, run the Connector CD on all of the network computers to connect them to the 5big Backup Server. Run the wizard on one computer at a time. IMPORTANT INFO: If you do not have your Connector CD, you can install the Connector software from the shared folder Software on the 5big Backup Server. The Software folder should be avail- able on your network after the Setup has been completed for the first time. Fig. 07 Fig. 08 Fig. 09
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Guide page 15 2.4. Complete the 5big Backup Server Setup Windows Home Server Setup runs only once, from the first computer you install the Connector CD. You must complete the Setup successfully to ensure that the 5big Backup Server functions properly. To complete the Setup: 1. On the Welcome screen, click the Next arrow. 2. A window will ask if you want to wake up the workstation for daily backups. Select Yes or No then the Next arrow (Fig. 10). 3. On the Name your home server page, you may type a name for your 5big Backup Server or keep the default, 5BIGBACKUP. Click the Next arrow (Fig. 11). The name you choose can contain the following: ✦ ✦ 15 characters maximum, with no spaces ✦ ✦ Letters (at least one), numbers, and hyphens 4. On the Type a password for Windows Home Server page, type a password, the password confirmation, and a password hint, and then click the Next arrow. (Fig. 12) This is the password that you use to manage your 5big Backup Server from the Windows Home Server Console. The password is case-sensitive, and it must be strong. A strong password must be at least seven characters long, and it must contain at least three of the following four character categories: ✦ ✦ Uppercase characters ✦ ✦ Lowercase characters ✦ ✦ Numbers ✦ ✦ Symbols (such as !, @, #, etc.) IMPORTANT INFO: You cannot change settings in the Console without the Administrator password. LaCie highly recommends that you note your password in a safe place. As well, the password hint offered by the Setup (Fig. 12) can help if you forget while using the 5big Backup Server. Please keep in mind that the password hint can be seen by anybody who clicks on the link to display it. If the Admin- istrator password is forgotten and the password hint does not help to recover it, you will have to reset your server. continued on the next page>> Fig. 10 Fig. 11 Fig. 12
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Setting Up Your LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Guide page 16 5. Choose how to receive important updates for the 5big Backup Server. Use recommended settings is an ideal choice since your 5big Backup Server will automatically check for updates and install them for you (Fig. 13). Click the Next arrow. 6. On the final Setup page, click Start to begin configuring your 5big Backup Server (Fig. 15). Fig. 13 Fig. 14 Fig. 15
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 17 3. 5big Backup Server Configuration Starting the Console The Windows Home Server Console will start after the Connector has completed the software installation. To launch the Console in the future, you may click Start>Programs>Windows Home Server Console. You will also find the Console icon in the tray on the lower right of your screen (Fig. 16). Double-click on the icon to launch the program or right-click on it for additional options. The Connector installation will also add the shortcut Shared Fold- ers on Server for easy access to files stored on the 5big Backup Server. IMPORTANT INFO: The Console may be run on one computer at a time and is only compatible with Windows workstations. Mac computers may access data on the 5big Backup Server (see 5. Mac Support). Console Tasks The following are tasks that you can configure as soon as the 5big Backup Server is set up and your workstations are connected: ✦ ✦ User accounts ✦ ✦ Shared folders ✦ ✦ Computer backups ✦ ✦ Server storage ✦ ✦ 5big Backup Server Settings To learn more about configuring the 5big Backup Server, click Help on the Console. IMPORTANT INFO: While one hopes never to experience a prob- lem, it is critical to prepare for all eventualities. Therefore, soon after setting up your network server, LaCie highly recommends that you create a system recovery USB 2.0 flash drive (see 7. Recovery). MANUAL NOTE: For more information on the LaCie Dashboard, please see 4. LaCie Dashboard. Fig. 16
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 18 3.1. User Accounts After the Setup is complete and the software has been installed on all of the workstations, you are ready to add user accounts for the computers that will access the 5big Backup Server. User accounts are required in order to access the shared folders on the 5big Back- up Server and to configure regular backups. To add a user account 1. From a workstation, right-click the Console tray icon, and then click Windows Home Server Console. 2. Type the password, and then click the Next arrow. 3. Click the User Accounts tab (Fig. 17). 4. Click Add, and then complete the Add User Account Wizard. 5. Repeat for each user account that you want to add. IMPORTANT NOTE: When creating user accounts on the 5big Backup Server, try to match the logon names and passwords of the existing user accounts on the workstations. This makes it easier to access shared folders on the 5big Backup Server. If the user ac- counts and passwords do not match, users will be prompted for a logon and a password when attempting to access shared folders. Fig. 17 Fig. 18
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 19 3.2. Shared Folders Shared folders are places for you to organize and store files on the 5big Backup Server so that you can share them with other work- stations on the network. The following shared folders are created automatically: ✦ ✦ Photos ✦ ✦ Music ✦ ✦ Videos ✦ ✦ Software ✦ ✦ Public ✦ ✦ A personal folder for each user account IMPORTANT NOTE: Each time a new user is added, a folder with that user’s name is automatically created by the Add User Account Wizard. By default, a user is the only person with access to the folder with his name. You can easily add more shared folders to meet your needs. To add a shared folder 1. Click the Shared Folders tab in the Console. 2. Click Add in the upper left of the window. You will be prompted to type a name for the new folder. 3. Complete the Add a Shared Folder Wizard (Fig. 19). 3.2.1. Folder and File Duplication To secure data, you have the option to duplicate folders. All files inside a duplicated folder are copied to other disks so that they will not be lost due to a single disk failure. Duplication at the folder level offers users precise control over which files should be protected. When new folders are created, the box Enable Folder Duplication is checked by default (Fig. 19). You may deselect folder duplication if you wish to conserve disk space. Similarly, folders can be dupli- cated or deduplicated at any time. 1. Right-click on a folder (Fig. 20) and choose Properties. 2. Check or, if the folder is currently duplicated, deselect the box Enable Folder Duplication (Fig. 21). When folder duplication is enabled, the 5big Backup Server will copy files in the folder to other disks. If you have chosen to turn off folder duplication, the duplicate files from the folder will be deleted, providing more space on the Storage Hard Drives. LaCie recom- mends duplicating all folders since it guards files from being lost due to a disk failure. Fig. 19 Fig. 20 Fig. 21
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 20 3.3. Computer Backups By default, all of the hard-drive volumes on each computer are backed up every night after you install the Connector software. You may change the backup schedules to meet the needs of your busi- ness. To customize a computer backup 1. Click the Computers & Backup tab in the Console. (Fig. 22). 2. Right-click the computer that you want to customize, and then click Configure Backup. 3. Complete the Backup Configuration Wizard to choose hard- drive volumes to back up and, if applicable, to exclude folders that do not require backup. To make changes without using the Backup Configuration Wiz- ard: 1. Click Settings in upper right corner of the Console. 2. Choose Backup from the list on the left of the Settings window (Fig. 24). 3. Adjust backup settings such as time of day, how long to store backups, etc. (Fig. 24) IMPORTANT INFO: LaCie recommends using the 5big Backup Server in a small network environment with a maximum of ten Win- dows workstations. Additional Mac stations may also access data on the 5big Backup Server. Fig. 22 Fig. 23 Fig. 24
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 21 Fig. 25 Fig. 26 3.4. Server Storage If you want to add more storage to the 5big Backup Server, you can insert internal hard drives into empty slots (see 6.1. Disk Installation), or attach external USB 2.0 and/or eSATA hard drives (1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives). It is not necessary to turn the 5big Backup Server off when adding new storage. Use the Server Stor- age tab to manage the disks. The 5big Backup Server ships with Disks 2, 3, 4, and 5 as Non Storage Hard Drives (Fig. 25). Since it contains the server operat- ing system, Disk 1 is listed in Storage Hard Drives by default. Fol- low the directions below to add Non Storage Hard Drives to the pool of Storage Hard Drives (see 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives for physical disk assignments). IMPORTANT INFO: If you add an external USB hard drive, use a USB 2.0 hard drive. Both your computer hardware and your hard drive must support USB 2.0 for optimal performance. Using USB 1.1 devices can cause poor performance and unpredictable results. IMPORTANT INFO: Disk 1 (see 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives for physical disk assignments) contains the Windows Home Server operating system. While other drives may be removed from the Storage Hard Drives, the 5big Backup Server requires Disk 1 for proper operation and management of the system. Removing Disk 1 while the 5big Backup Server is in use may cause a loss of data and will make the system unavailable. CAUTION: A Non Storage Hard Drive will be formatted when it is added to the pool of Storage Hard Drives. Make sure to copy all files that you want to save from a Non Storage Hard Drive before adding it to the Storage Hard Drives. To add a disk to Storage Hard Drives 1. Connect or install the hard drive. Turn on the hard drive if ap- plicable (i.e. an external USB 2.0 hard drive). 2. Click the Server Storage tab. 3. Under Non Storage Hard Drives, right-click the new hard drive, and then click Add (Fig. 26). continued on the next page>>
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 22 4. Complete the Add a Hard Drive Wizard to format the hard drive and to add it to your server storage (Fig. 27). You may also choose to assign new disks as backup storage for data stored on the 5big Backup Server (Fig. 28). See section 6. Removing and Installing New Disks for more informa- tion. To remove a disk from Storage Hard Drives 1. Click the Server Storage tab. 2. Under Storage Hard Drives, right-click the disk for removal, and then choose Remove (Fig. 29). 3. All of the files will be safely removed from the hard drive before you disconnect it. You risk losing data if you improperly remove a drive while the 5big Backup Server is in operation. Fig. 27 Fig. 28 Fig. 29
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 23 3.5. Windows Home Server Settings Click Settings (Fig. 30) to configure the following items: General ✦ ✦ Date and time ✦ ✦ Regional settings ✦ ✦ Windows Update ✦ ✦ Customer Experience Improvement Program ✦ ✦ Configure Windows error reporting IMPORTANT INFO: LaCie highly recommends checking the op- tions for Customer Experience Improvement Program and Win- dows Error Reporting (Fig. 32) in Settings>General. Backup ✦ ✦ The Backup Time(s) ✦ ✦ Automatic Backup Management ✦ ✦ Run Backup Cleanup Passwords ✦ ✦ Change the 5big Backup Server password. ✦ ✦ Change the User Accounts Password Policy. Media Sharing Media Library Sharing for the Music, Photos, and Videos shared folders. Once configured, you can stream digital media from the 5big Backup Server to a device that supports Windows Media Con- nect. Remote Access ✦ ✦ Web site connectivity ✦ ✦ Domain name ✦ ✦ Broadband router ✦ ✦ The settings for your 5big Backup Server web site. Add-ins Install and uninstall Add-ins. continued on next page>> Fig. 30 Fig. 31 Fig. 32
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 24 Resources ✦ ✦ View hardware information about your 5big Backup server. ✦ ✦ View the version of software information. ✦ ✦ Learn more about your 5big Backup Server. ✦ ✦ Connect to the 5big Backup Server. ✦ ✦ Community ✦ ✦ Contact Product Support. In addition, you can shut down or restart the 5big Backup Server from the Settings dialog box by clicking Shut Down (Fig. 33). A prompt will appear to shut down or restart the 5big Backup Server. For more information about the Settings, click Help on the Set- tings dialog box. IMPORTANT INFO: While one hopes never to experience a prob- lem, it is critical to prepare for all eventualities. Therefore, soon after setting up your network server, LaCie highly recommends that you create a system recovery USB 2.0 flash drive. See 7. Recovery for further details. 3.5.1. Network Healthy/Network Critical and Important Updates The normally green Network Healthy icon (Fig. 34) on the right of the Console may turn red at times, noting Network Critical (Fig. 35). Click once on the Network Critical icon to view the problem(s) encountered by the system. You may find notices for virus and/or spyware protection on some of the workstations connected to the 5big Backup Server. You can choose to address the issue on the workstation(s), or select Ignore this issue (Fig. 36). The Network Critical icon becomes Network Healthy when all items on the list have been fixed or ignored. The Network Critical icon can appear when a major software update is required. When set to Install updates automatically in Console>Settings>General, the 5big Backup Server will periodi- cally search for and install updates to Windows Home Server on its own. However, for major updates, the system will prompt you to initiate the process. For automatic updates to work properly, the 5big Backup Server must have a connection to the Internet. Fig. 33 Fig. 34 Fig. 36 Fig. 37 Fig. 35
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Configuration Configuration Guide page 25 More Information Look for more information about Windows Home Server from the following locations: ✦ ✦ Click Help on the Windows Home Server Console to open Windows Home Server Console Help. ✦ ✦ On a home computer, right-click the Windows Home Server task tray icon, and then click Help to open Windows Home Server Help. ✦ ✦ For more information about Windows Home Serv- er documentation, see the Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=85098 ✦ ✦ To share ideas and information with other Win- dows Home Server enthusiasts, see the Win- dows Home Server Community Forums Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83211 ✦ ✦ To research troubleshooting tips, see the Microsoft Web site: http: //go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkld=88097
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LaCie 5big Backup Server LaCie Dashboard Configuration Guide page 26 The LaCie Dashboard provides additional features for managing your 5big Backup Server including Printer Management, Multimedia Server, Hardware Management, Internet Settings, and Disk Informa- tion. Accessing the LaCie Dashboard Click LaCie in the Console. 4.1. Printer Management You can use your LaCie 5big Backup Server as a printer server for USB printers. Simply connect a USB printer to one of the 5big Back- up Server’s external USB 2.0 ports and follow the steps below. 1. Select the LaCie in the Console. 2. From the list of features on the left, select Printer Management (Fig. 38). 3. Select Manage Printers (Fig. 38) next to the printer image. 4. Options include Properties of current printers and Add Printer to the network (Fig. 39). Choosing Add Printer launches the Welcome to the Add Printer Wizard (Fig. 40). IMPORTANT INFO: Please note that you cannot run a printer installation program from the Console. To install a printer on your 5big Backup Server, you must have the driver file(s) that are shipped with the printer. LaCie highly recommends that you copy the printer driver file(s) to a shared folder on your 5big Backup Server (i.e. Shared Folders\Software\Printer Drivers). When running the Win- dows Printer Setup Wizard, browse to the directory that contains the printer driver file(s) (i.e. Shared Folders\Software\Printer Drivers) to complete the installation. Fig. 38 Fig. 39 Fig. 40 4. LaCie Dashboard
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LaCie 5big Backup Server LaCie Dashboard Configuration Guide page 27 Fig. 41 Fig. 42 4.2. Multimedia Server Stream movies, music, and photos directly from your 5big Backup Server to devices on the network such as: ✦ ✦ Computers ✦ ✦ DLNA/UPnP compatible digital media adapters (i.e. game systems) Using Windows Media Center (3.5. Windows Home Server Settings) or TwonkyMedia Server, you can choose who has the right to share the media files stored on the 5big Backup Server. For TwonkyMedia:. 1. Select LaCie in the Console. 2. From the list of features on the left, select Multimedia Server (Fig. 41). 3. Select Access to the right of the television image (Fig. 41). 4. Select TwonkyMedia on the left of the screen to manage all your media files using TwonkyMedia. Tabbed menus enable you to choose the media files you want to share and how to maintain your libraries (Fig. 42).
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LaCie 5big Backup Server LaCie Dashboard Configuration Guide page 28 4.3. Hardware Management LaCie recommends taking advantage of the Hardware Manage- ment feature to manage and conserve energy usage by your 5big Backup Server. Adjust the settings for fan rotation, LED intensity, and Energy Management. 1. Select LaCie in the Console. 2. From the list of features on the left, select Hardware Manage- ment (Fig. 43, a). 3. Select Access (Fig. 43, b). 4. Select the hardware setting you want to change (Fig. 44). FAN rotation ✦ ✦ Optimal - the 5big Backup Server will determine a fan speed based upon the system temperature. To conserve energy, La- Cie recommends this setting. ✦ ✦ Maximum - the fan will always run at its highest speed. LED Intensity ✦ ✦ The default is “7”, which is the brightest setting for the front LED. By moving the slider, you may turn the brightness down to conserve energy. Energy management ✦ ✦ In the event of a power failure, you can decide how the 5big Backup Server will react once power is restored. Choose be- tween: powering on; staying off; or, rebooting in the system’s last state before the power was lost. You must reboot the 5big Backup Server after making changes to this setting. ✦ ✦ Power to the USB ports can remain on or off when the 5big Backup Server is in standby. To conserve energy, choose “No”. ✦ ✦ Energy Saving mode provides a choice between “Standby” and “Hibernate”. Standby places the system in a standard sleep mode, with the 5big Backup Server ready to awaken when used. With Hibernate, the 5big Backup Server conserves more energy but will take longer to awaken when being ac- cessed. ✦ ✦ MAC Address is an easy copy and paste feature (Fig. 45). Click on the icon to copy the MAC address to the Clipboard then paste it in the program of your choice. One example is a program that offers a Wake on LAN feature to access the 5big Backup Server from a remote location. Fig. 43 Fig. 44 Fig. 45 a b
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LaCie 5big Backup Server LaCie Dashboard Configuration Guide page 29 4.4. Internet Settings If your network does not have a direct connection to the Internet or you manage Internet traffic via another server, choose Internet Set- tings to assign a proxy server to your 5big Backup Server. 1. Select LaCie in the Console. 2. From the list of features on the left, select Internet Settings (Fig. 46). 3. Select the Internet Settings button to the right of the globe image (Fig. 46). 4. Add the proxy server information (Fig. 47). IMPORTANT INFO: In order to facilitate critical updates, your 5big Backup Server must have a connection to the Internet. Fig. 46 Fig. 47
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LaCie 5big Backup Server LaCie Dashboard Configuration Guide page 30 4.5. Disk Information Disk Information offers a quick reference for the health of the hard drives in your 5big Backup Server. Disk information includes: ✦ ✦ Capacity ✦ ✦ Manufacturer ✦ ✦ Model ✦ ✦ Health status The color of the drive LEDs in Disk Information: ✦ ✦ Blue indicates a healthy disk (Fig. 48) ✦ ✦ Black means the disk slot is empty (Fig. 49) ✦ ✦ Red indicates disk failure (Fig. 50) If the Disk Information health status LED is not blue, please search the front and rear LEDs of the 5big Backup Server to determine the exact nature of the problem. Section 8. LED Indicators offers defini- tions for LED behavior. Fig. 48 Fig. 49 Fig. 50
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Mac Support Configuration Guide page 31 5. Mac Support Mac clients may access the 5big Backup Server to share data with other workstations on the network and to enable backups using Time Machine®. IMPORTANT INFO: The Server Connector CD is only compat- ible with Windows-based systems. Please do not attempt to install the Connector on a workstation running the Macintosh operating system. 5.1. Mac Clients on the 5big Backup Server Mac clients may access volumes on the 5big Backup Server without the aid of the Connector. From a Finder Window or Connect to Server, a Mac client can search the network for the 5big Backup Server and mount shared folders (volumes) to access files. 5.1.1. Accessing Shared Folders (Volumes) The administrator for the 5big Backup Server should create a user account for each Mac client (Fig. 51) similar to Windows users and assign the necessary permissions to access shared folders. See 3.1. User Accounts for further information on creating user accounts. Once an account is created, a Mac client may open shared folders by using a Finder Window or Connect to Server. Finder Window 1. From the Finder, go to File>New Finder Window. 2. Search SHARED on the left of the Finder Window to see the list of available network servers (Fig. 52). The 5big Backup Server should appear on the list under the name created during the Setup. In this example, we are using the default, “5bigbackup”. 3. Click on the icon for your 5big Backup Server in SHARED (Fig. 52). 4. Click Connect As... (Fig. 53) to log on. 5. A pop-up window will appear to log on. Select Registered User and enter the Name and Password created in the Windows Home Server Console. continued on the next page>> Fig. 51 Fig. 52 Fig. 53
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Mac Support Configuration Guide page 32 Fig. 54 Fig. 55 Fig. 56 6. The shared volumes are now available (Fig. 54). Connect to the Server 1. From the Finder, go to Go>Connect to Server... 2. Enter the 5big Backup Server name or its IP address (Fig. 55). 3. A pop-up window will appear to log on. Select Registered User and enter the Name and Password created in the Windows Home Server Console (Fig. 56). continued on the next page>>
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Mac Support Configuration Guide page 33 Fig. 57 Fig. 58 Fig. 59 4. The shared volumes are now available (Fig. 57). 5.1.2. Time Machine Once it has been connected to the network, the 5big Backup Server will appear on the list of target volumes for Time Machine backups. 1. On the Mac client, go to the Apple Pulldown Menu>System Preferences>System>Time Machine. 2. Select Change Disk... (Fig. 58). 3. Select the name of your 5big Backup Server from the list of available target disks. Click Use for Backup. (Fig. 59) The next scheduled backup will occur on your 5big Backup Server.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Mac Support Configuration Guide page 34 5.1.3. Managing and Monitoring Mac Clients While Mac clients do not appear in the Console, you may manage and monitor them on a Windows-based workstation using Extre- meZ-IP Administrator. The program is located in the 5big Backup Server shared folder Software. 1. From a Windows Vista or Windows 7-based workstation, go to Network>5bigbackup [or, the name of your 5big Backup Server]>Software (Fig. 60) 2. Right-click on ExtremeZ-IP Administrator and choose Run as administrator (Fig. 61). Selecting Open may not launch the program. 3. If you are not logged onto the workstation as an administrator, Windows will ask for a login and password. continued on the next page>> Fig. 60 Fig. 61
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Mac Support Configuration Guide page 35 Fig. 62 Fig. 63 4. A window will open to confirm the name of the server (Fig. 62). Click OK. 5. ExtremeZ-IP Administrator is now available. See the manual for ExtremZ-IP for further information on how to manage and moni- tor Mac clients connected to the 5big Backup Server. The manual may be found on the Connector CD>Documents>ExtremeZ- IP Manual.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Disk Installation Configuration Guide page 36 off off off Fig. 64 Fig. 65 Fig. 66 6. Removing and Installing New Disks 6.1. Disk Installation If the 5big Backup Server experiences disk failure or you have pur- chased a new disk to add to the pool of storage, please follow the directions below for removing and installing disks. To comprehend the meaning of LED activity, please see 8. LED Indicators. CAUTION: After continuous use of the LaCie 5big Backup Server, drives may be hot. Use caution when removing. CAUTION: If you want to remove an external or internal hard drive from your 5big Backup Server, use Remove on the Console Server Storage tab. Right-click the hard drive that you want to remove, and then click Remove so Windows Home Server can safely move all of the files off of the hard drive before you disconnect it. You risk losing data if you improperly remove a drive while the 5big Backup Server is in operation. See 3.4. Server Storage for more information. IMPORTANT INFO: Please use caution when inserting or remov- ing more than one disk while the 5big Backup Server is powered on. If disks are rapidly inserted or removed while the 5big Backup Server is turned on, the system may not function properly or the drives will lose recognition. You must wait at least ten seconds between each insertion or removal of additional disk drives. To physically remove a disk: 1. The drive tray may be locked. To unlock it, use the drive lock tool to turn the lock until the slot is vertical. (Fig. 64) 2. Draw out the drive tray by inserting your finger into the space behind the drive tray handle and pulling to disengage the drive. (Fig. 65) 3. Grasp the drive tray handle and carefully extract the drive (Fig. 66). IMPORTANT INFO: In the event that an individual hard disk fails in the LaCie 5big Backup Server, please contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Customer Support. Please replace a defective hard drive only with a new drive provided by LaCie. continued on the next page>>
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Disk Installation Configuration Guide page 37 To insert a disk: 1. Carefully insert the drive tray into an empty drive bay. When the drive tray is most of the way in and you feel resistance, press the drive tray handle firmly until you feel the drive snap into place. The drive is inserted properly when the tray handle is flush with the back of the 5big Backup Server. 2. Use the drive lock tool to lock the drive in place. 3. The blue LED will continue to blink until the drive is added to the pool of Storage Hard Drives (see 6.2. Adding a new disk to the 5big Backup Server storage for instructions on how to add drives to Storage Hard Drives). If disk LED does not blink, try the steps for inserting a disk once more.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Disk Installation Configuration Guide page 38 Fig. 67 Fig. 68 Fig. 69 6.2. Adding a new disk to the 5big Backup Server storage 1. Once the new drive is installed, select Server Storage in the Console. 2. The new drive will be listed under Non Storage Hard Drives. Click once on your new drive so that the +Add selection be- comes active (Fig. 67). 3. Click once on +Add to launch the Add a Hard Drive Wizard (Fig. 68). 4. Follow the Wizard to include the new drive in the pool of Stor- age Hard Drives. 5. Once finished, the new hard drive should be listed under the section Storage Hard Drives (Fig. 69).
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 39 7. Recovery 7.1. Recovery: 5big Backup Server In case Windows Home Server or Disk 1 (the disk that hosts the op- erating system) encounter problems, the tools to restore or recover the server are included in the contents of your 5big Backup Server packaging (1.1. Box Content). The process requires booting the server from a system recovery USB 2.0 flash drive and running the 5big Backup Server Recovery DVD on a Windows workstation within the same network. When running the 5big Backup Server Recovery DVD, you will have the option to preserve data on the Storage Hard Drives, reformat Disk 1 alone, or erase all files by reverting the system back to factory settings. While one hopes never to experience a problem, it is critical to prepare for all eventualities. Therefore, soon after setting up your network server, LaCie highly recommends that you create a server recovery USB 2.0 flash drive. 7.1.1. Server Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive Server Recovery Key is a program that guides you through the server recovery disk creation in a few easy steps. Server Recovery Key may be found within the contents of Server Recovery DVD> Applica- tions. Before starting, please note the following: ✦ ✦ Use a small capacity USB 2.0 flash drive (512 MB, for ex- ample) as a recovery disk. A USB 2.0 flash drive larger than 8GB may be problematic due to format conflicts. Do not use older USB 1.1 or USB hard drives as system recovery disks. ✦ ✦ Creating a system recovery USB 2.0 flash drive requires Win- dows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008. continued on the next page>>
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 40 1. Insert the Server Recovery DVD into a workstation’s optical disk drive. 2. Insert a USB 2.0 flash drive into an available USB 2.0 port on the same workstation. IMPORTANT INFO: Creating a server recovery USB 2.0 flash drive will erase any data that is stored on the USB 2.0 flash drive. Please backup data that you want to preserve before moving to the next step. 3. Launch Server Recovery Key (Server Recovery DVD>Applications> Server Recovery Key). 4. Please note the information on the welcome window (Fig. 70). Click Next> to continue. 5. Select the USB flash drive from the pulldown menu (Fig. 71). If there are more than one USB flash drives connected to your workstation, make certain to choose the target flash drive. Choosing the incorrect flash drive may delete data that you want to keep. Consider closing Server Recovery Key and remov- ing all USB flash drives. Reinsert only the USB flash drive that you want to use as a server recovery disk. 6. Once the flash drive has been chosen, Server Recovery Key of- fers a green check mark indicating that the device is compat- ible (Fig. 72). If the flash drive is not compatible, a red “X” will appear. IMPORTANT INFO: There are a great number of USB 2.0 flash drives manufactured by a wide range of companies. While many USB 2.0 flash drives from 512 MB to 4 GB should work as a recov- ery flash drive, LaCie cannot test every model. If Server Recovery Key experiences problems in creating the system recovery USB 2.0 flash drive, please try a different flash drive. 7. Click Create Key> to continue (Fig. 72). continued on the next page>> Fig. 70 Fig. 71 Fig. 72
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 41 Fig. 73 Fig. 74 Fig. 75 8. A prompt will warn you that creating a USB recovery key will delete all data on the flash drive. Click OK to continue (Fig. 73). 9. Once finished, click OK (Fig. 75) and safely eject the USB flash drive. Keep the recovery key in a safe place so that it will be ready to boot the 5big Backup Server. IMPORTANT INFO: Please note that the server recovery USB 2.0 flash drive is meant for the 5big Backup Server only and should not be used to boot a Windows workstation.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 42 a b Fig. 76 Fig. 77 Fig. 78 7.1.2. 5big Backup Server Recovery IMPORTANT INFO: As with most recovery operations, LaCie can- not guarantee that all files and settings will be restored. There is a very good chance that certain system settings, such as user and computer profiles, will have to be recreated. Add-in programs must be reinstalled after a recovery. 1. Make certain that all users and computers have logged off from the 5big Backup Server on the local network and, if applicable, from remote locations. 2. Turn off the 5big Backup Server by selecting Settings in the Con- sole (Fig. 76, a), followed by Shut Down (Fig. 76, b). 3. Once the 5big Backup Server has shut down, plug the USB 2.0 flash key into one of its four USB 2.0 ports (1.4.2. Rear View). 4. To boot the 5big Backup Server in recovery mode: ✦ ✦ Insert the pointed end of the drive lock tool into the system recovery button (1.4.2. Rear View). ✦ ✦ While pushing the system recovery button, turn on the 5big Backup Server by pushing the front LED button. ✦ ✦ Continue to push the system recovery button for two or three seconds. 5. The front LED blinks at a slower pace, indicating that it is boot- ing from the recovery USB 2.0 flash drive. 6. Insert the 5big Backup Server Recovery DVD into a Windows workstation’s optical disk drive. The workstation must be con- nected to the same network as the 5big Backup Server. 7. Go to Server Recovery DVD>Applications>Server Recovery. Launch Server Recovery. 8. Read the welcome page then click Next> (Fig. 77). 9. The Server Recovery will search for the 5big Backup Server on the network. Once it is found, click Next> (Fig. 78). If the 5big Backup Server is not found, please make certain that: ✦ ✦ the workstation and the 5big Backup Server are on the same network. ✦ ✦ the 5big Backup Server has booted from the USB recovery key. continued on the next page>>
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 43 Fig. 79 Fig. 80 Fig. 81 10. The next window lists three recovery options (Fig. 79). While each choice enables you to run the Connector as if it were the first installation, there are different levels of drive formatting. Please read each description carefully in order to understand which option is best for you. Briefly: ✦ ✦ System Partition Format: The Windows Home Server operating system uses a portion of Disk 1 (see 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives). This option attempts to format only the op- erating system information before reinstalling a new version. This is the least destructive option. ✦ ✦ Disk 1 Format: All of Disk 1 (see 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives) will be formatted before the operating system is reinstalled. Data stored on Disk 1 will be deleted. ✦ ✦ Factory Reset: All connected drives (including USB and eSATA drives attached to the 5big Backup Server) will be formatted before the operating system is reinstalled on Disk 1 (see 1.5. 5big Backup Server Hard Disk Drives). This option will delete all data on all the disks. IMPORTANT INFO: No matter the level of formatting you choose, all User information will be deleted. You may add new users and run the Connector from each workstation on the network once the re- covery has finished. 11. Select the best recovery mode and click Next> (Fig. 79). 12. Confirm the recovery mode and click Next> (Fig. 80). Please note that the example here is for a Factory Reset, which will delete all data. The notification window is different for the other two options. 13. The reinstallation will take some time. When the format has suc- cessfully completed, you will be prompted to launch the Con- nector (Fig. 81). Choose Next> to continue. 14. For information on the Connector steps, please see 2.4. Com- plete the 5big Backup Server Setup.
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 44 7.2. Recovery: Workstations on the 5big Backup Server Network The 5big Backup Server performs regular backups of all the Win- dows workstations that have been added to the Console. The ben- efits are apparent when preparing for worst-case scenarios. A user can retrieve files and folders that were mistakenly deleted and an administrator can restore the operating system and data on a com- puter that is experiencing errors. Please consider the following before starting a recovery: ✦ ✦ PC recovery is compatible with Windows-based workstations only. ✦ ✦ The workstation must be on the same network as the 5big Backup Server. ✦ ✦ The workstation must have at least one backup on the 5big Backup Server. ✦ ✦ The drivers for the computer being recovered are backed up onto an external disk (7.2.1. Workstation Drivers and File Re- covery). ✦ ✦ The PC Recovery CD is available to boot the Windows-based workstation. ✦ ✦ If the workstation does not have an optical disk drive, a bootable USB 2.0 recovery key must be available (see 7.2.2. PC Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Optional)). 7.2.1. Workstation Drivers and File Recovery Drivers While the 5big Backup Server provides a complete backup of all the systems on the network, the recovery may not be able to install all the drivers. For this reason, Windows Home Server places certain drivers in a special folder called Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore. To find the folder: 1. Select Console>Computer & Backup. 2. Make certain that the 5big Backup Server is not backing up other computers on the network. 3. Right-click on the computer that you will be recovering and choose View Backups (Fig. 83). (Even if the computer is not active and its image is grey, you may still access the backups). 4. On the bottom pane, Restore or View Files from: xx/xx/xxxx, click Open... (Fig. 83) 5. Select Yes at the next prompt regarding changes (Fig. 84). continued on the next page>> Fig. 82 Fig. 83 Fig. 84
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 45 6. The Backup for the workstation will start to open (Fig. 85). 7. From the list of folders, copy Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore to an external disk or USB 2.0 flash drive in prepa- ration for the computer recovery (Fig. 86). IMPORTANT INFO: Drivers that come from a 64-bit system will not work with the included 32-bit PC Recovery CD. Clients must have 32-bit versions of the drivers for the recovery. IMPORTANT INFO: When performing a PC recovery, Windows Home Server may experience minor problems with certain drivers used in Windows XP (32- or 64-bit). Please substitute drivers from Windows Vista (32-bit) to compensate. Files Once a Backup has opened (see the steps listed for Drivers), you may search for previous versions of files from the list of folders. Copy and paste the file(s) you wish to restore. Fig. 85 Fig. 86
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 46 7.2.2. PC Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Optional) The included PC Recovery CD is a bootable disk that should be used when recovering a Windows workstation. However, some worksta- tions may not have optical disk drives (i.e. netbooks). In such cases, you may create a PC recovery USB 2.0 flash drive. 1. Insert the PC Recovery CD into a workstation with an optical disk drive. 2. Insert a USB 2.0 flash drive into an available USB 2.0 port on the same workstation. IMPORTANT INFO: Creating a PC recovery USB 2.0 flash drive will erase any data that is stored on the USB 2.0 flash drive. Please backup data that you want to preserve before moving to the next step. 3. Launch PC Recovery Key (PC Recovery CD>Applications> PC Recovery Key). 4. Please note the information on the welcome window (Fig. 87). Click Next> to continue. 5. Select the USB flash drive from the pulldown menu (Fig. 88). If there are more than one USB flash drives connected to your workstation, make certain to choose the target flash drive. Choosing the incorrect flash drive may delete data that you want to keep. Consider closing PC Recovery Key and removing all USB flash drives. Reinsert only the USB flash drive that you want to use as a server recovery disk. 6. Once the flash drive has been chosen, PC Recovery Key offers a green check mark indicating that the device is compatible (Fig. 89). If the flash drive is not compatible, a red “X” will appear. IMPORTANT INFO: There are a great number of USB 2.0 flash drives manufactured by a wide range of companies. While many USB 2.0 flash drives from 512 MB to 4 GB should work as a recov- ery flash drive, LaCie cannot test every model. If PC Recovery Key experiences problems in creating the system recovery USB 2.0 flash drive, please try a different flash drive. 7. Click Create Key> to continue. continued on the next page>> Fig. 87 Fig. 88 Fig. 89
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 47 8. A prompt will warn you that creating a USB recovery key will delete all data on the flash drive. Click OK to continue (Fig. 90). 9. It will take a few minutes to create the recovery key. Once fin- ished, click OK and safely eject the USB flash drive (Fig. 91). IMPORTANT INFO: Please note that the PC recovery USB 2.0 flash drive is meant for Windows workstations only and should not be used to boot the 5big Backup Server in recovery mode. Fig. 90 Fig. 91
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 48 7.2.3. PC Recovery (Windows Workstations Only) IMPORTANT INFO: The 5big Backup Server must have at least one backup of the workstation being recovered. The recovery op- eration cannot succeed if the workstation has not been backed up by the 5big Backup Server. In the event of workstation error or failure, the 5big Backup Server can help you restore the system to a previous, working state. Before starting a Windows recovery, it is highly recommended that you have all the tools at your disposal: ✦ ✦ The PC Recovery CD (included) or a PC Recovery USB 2.0 flash drive (7.2.2. PC Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Option- al)) ✦ ✦ The workstation drivers stored on the 5big Backup Server. The drivers should be copied to a USB 2.0 flash drive. See 7.2.1. Workstation Drivers and File Recovery 1. Make certain that the computer being recovered is connected to the same network as the 5big Backup Server. 2. Insert the PC Recovery CD into your workstation’s optical disk drive. The workstation must boot from the CD. If the workstation being recovered does not include an optical disk drive, use a PC recovery USB 2.0 flash drive. See 7.2.2. PC Recovery USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Optional). 3. Once the computer starts from the CD or USB 2.0 flash drive, the recovery program will lead you through each step (Fig. 92). 4. Choose your country and keyboard (Fig. 93). Click Continue. 5. If the Detect Hardware window includes one or more network devices, click Continue and skip to step 13. (Fig. 94) continued on the next page>> Fig. 92 Fig. 93 Fig. 94
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 49 Fig. 95 Fig. 96 6. If the Detect Hardware window does not include a Network device (Fig. 95), click Show Details... 7. A new window opens to begin the installation of drivers. The drivers should be backed up on a USB 2.0 flash drive. See 7.2.1. Workstation Drivers and File Recovery for information on how to store the drivers for a workstation that has been backed up by the 5big Backup Server. Please note that the drivers for the workstation being restored can be saved onto a USB 2.0 flash drive from another Windows workstation connected to the 5big Backup Server. 8. Click Install Drivers... (Fig. 96) continued on the next page>>
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LaCie 5big Backup Server Recovery Configuration Guide page 50 9. Insert the USB 2.0 flash drive into a free USB 2.0 port (Fig. 97). Click Scan. 10. The recovery will load the drivers (Fig. 98). Click OK. continued on the next page>> Fig. 98 Fig. 97

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