Installing the Site Manager Service
The Site Manager service can be installed on any computer or Virtual Machine running Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 or greater. As the service must be running to perform scheduled backups, it should be installed on a computer which is not turned off during these times.
SHA256 Driver Hashing
The Site Manager server uses driver components that require SHA-2 driver hashing. The Site Manager installer will fail on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 unless an appropriate hotfix is installed See This Microsoft article for more detail. Later versions of Windows support SHA-2 hashing natively and do not require any hotfixes.
The installer provides a standard install interface:
During install, The following options are available:
|Install Macrium Image Guardian|
If selected, the Macrium Image Guardian driver and configuration application will be installed with Site Manager. This can be used to provide additional anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection of Site Manager backup image files.
See Macrium Image Guardian for more information
|Install viBoot||If selected, Macrium viBoot will be installed on the server, to allow virtual machines to be created from backup images directly. This requires either Microsoft Hyper-V or VirtualBox to be installed. See Macrium viBoot for more information.|
|Launch Site Manager now||If selected, a web browser will be launched with the Site Manager interface after Finish is pressed.|
Once installed use a local web browser to connect to the running server on the default port 2904. ( http://localhost:2904 ). For security reasons, after an initial install, the web interface is restricted to access from localhost only.
If you are upgrading from a previous installation of Site Manager, the protocol (http or https) and port will be set to the previously configured values
The first time you access the web interface, you will be prompted to select a security level to complete the security configuration:
The recommended security level is Simple Setup for internal and test installations and Secure Setup for production environments. Import Setup File may also be chosen to import a saved configuration from another Site Manager server.
After selecting your security configuration Site Manager will immediately restart. If Secure setup is chosen, Site Manager will initially use an internal self-signed HTTPS certificate. This, along with other protocol and security settings, may be changed in the Settings page of Site Manager.
Command Line Alternative
If the Site Manager is in the initial security configuration state, there are command line options that may be used instead of the web interface to complete the configuration. This may be useful if Site Manager is installed on a platform without a compatible web browser. See Command Line Actions for more information
The Site Manager service will periodically check for updates with Macrium servers. If there is an update available, the following message will be shown on login:
If you click Update Now on this message or visit the About page, and click Update Now, a download of the Site Manager will start.
When the download completes, Site Manager will apply it and automatically restart. When the Site Manager service restarts, it will update the individual agents which are connected. Any offline agents will be updated as soon as they connect to the Site Manager.
Any backups in progress during the update will continue and the agent performing the backup will not be upgraded until the backup has completed.
Due to the time and network traffic that upgrading causes, we recommend that upgrading the Site Manager is only done when there are no scheduled backups running.