Storware Quick Install (All-In-One)

Storware Backup & Recovery can be easily installed on a single box quickly. This approach installs a server and node on the same box and generates an SSL certificate based on the hostname where it is installed. This corresponds to Ansible deployment, with the node and server roles installed on the same host. The end result should be the same as an RPM-based installation without a staging setup. Configuration (such as backup destination definition or hypervisor connectivity) still needs to be done after installation. You can also add more nodes in the future if necessary.

Here are just a few steps that need to be completed:

  • Install CentOS 8 Stream or RHEL 8 (optionally you can use version 7 or 9) minimal with 8 GB of RAM and 4 vCPUs and some storage for staging space and optionally a backup destination:
    • use the first disk for the operating system
    • add a secondary disk, i.e. 200GB – 1 TB (depending on the size of your VMs that you want to backup) – leave it empty, you’ll initialize this space later
  • Log in as root over SSH to the machine where you want to install it
  • RHEL 8 requires an active subscription
  • copy-and-paste this command and press ENTER:
  • bash < <(curl -s

Before installing Storware Backup & Recovery we highly recommend doing a system update and reboot.

Now you should be able to log in to the Storware Backup & Recovery server using https://IP_OF_YOUR_MACHINE with the local node registered and running. By default, Storware Backup & Recovery has one admin account – admin with the password vPr0tect (with a zero).

Remember to prepare your staging space as described in the Staging space configuration.

Now proceed with the Initial configuration instructions, to configure access to the hypervisors and backup destinations.

1 ping
2 sudo yum install epel-release -y
3 sudo rpm –import ‘’
4 sudo yum install -y
5 yum install rbd-nbd ceph-common -y
6 sudo nano /etc/hosts
7 mkfs.xfs -K /dev/sdb
8 ount /dev/sdb /vprotect_data
9 bash < <(curl -s
10 mount /dev/sdb /vprotect_data
11 chown vprotect:vprotect -R /vprotect_data
12 cd /vprotect_data/
13 mkdir backupdestination
14 chown vprotect:vprotect -R /vprotect_data/backupdestination
15 nano /etc/fstab
16 mount -a
17 systemctl restart vprotect-node
18 ssh openstack@s1r01svr1
19 ssh openstack@s1r01svr2
20 ssh openstack@s1r01svr3

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