Applies to: Core installations for Windows, Linux, and Microsoft SQL Server
To back up a server, you must install Metallic software on the server, and you can do that by pushing the software from the backup gateway. To perform a push installation, you need the name of the server and the user credentials for the server. You must also perform some pre-installation tasks.
Firewall and Network Port Requirements
Before performing the push installation, turn off the firewall services on the server, and temporarily open the following inbound network ports:
For UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh computers, enable SSH (Secure Shell), and then open port 22.
For Windows computers, do the following:
Open Port 135 for DCOM (Distributed Component Model).
Open Port 139 for NetBIOS Session Service (if you are using legacy Windows computers, such as Windows NT or earlier versions).
Open Port 445 for SMB (Server Message Block) file sharing.
Open the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) port. For instructions on setting up a fixed port for WMI, see Setting Up a Fixed Port for WMI on the Microsoft website.
Important: If Windows Firewall is enabled on the computer, temporarily open the following ports in Windows Firewall:
- Port 135 for DCOM-In (COM + Network Access)
- Port 445 for SMB
- WMI port
Before the Installation
To successfully perform a push installation, do the following:
Verify that the backup gateway has network access to the server.
Obtain system administrator (sysadmin) user credentials for the server.
On Windows computers, verify the following: The Remote Registry service must be enabled and configured to automatically start during the computer startup.