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PC Backup Utilities 7.0 Quick Tutorial

Install

Once downloaded the current version. Unzip it, and choose the right platform according to whether your Windows system is 64bit or 32bit. It wouldn't make any difference unless you are going to create the rescue boot disk using PC Win Boot. Installation is simple, by default, click continue until it's fully completed. Now you are ready to run the program from your Windows start menu.

Registration

Start PC Backup Utilities, click the "register" button located at the buttom right corner, a registration form will pop up. Now go to your email and copy the order id, email address and license type into the form, click register. The registration process is taken place through internet, therefore, you need to make sure your internet is connected. The registration process usually takes 2~3 seconds, after that, you are ready to start doing your backup jobs.

Click the button below to start registration. You will need the order id, license type and email prepared. To order a license, please go here.

Firewall configuration

Network functions of PC Backup Utilities as well as PC Client requires specific firewall configurations.

In order to use Network functions, you need to configure the firewall on both server and all client computers. You need to add Inbound and OutBound rules for these UDP ports: 30998, 30999, 31000. Without adding these rules may prevent PC Backup Utlities detecting the client computers.

Configure your firewall as follows:

Start PC Client program

PC Backup Utilities network functions needs PC Client program to be run on each client side computers in order to set up the connections. You can download the latest PC Client version from here. when PC Client starts, give a name for each client computer through PC Client and click "Start". Now everything is prepared on client side. You can go and configure the server.

When the backup/deployment finished(All indcators on the server program shows 100%), you can safely close PC Client.

Network functions Overview

The backup functions on the top are all network based with four sections. which includes deploy entire hard drive, deploy a partition, deploy a hard drive image, deploy a partition image, backup/recover images of hundreds of client computers' hard drive, backup/recover images of hundreds of client computers' partitions.

If your task is massive system installation through a preinstalled PC, or large scale system deployment through an prepared image, then you need to click "Partition Deployment and PCPT Deployment" or "Disk Deployment and PCHD Deployment". These two functions can help system administrators reduce the time on installing hundreds of computer systems.

If your task is to back up hundreds of computers' hard drive into images individually on a server, then you can click "PC Disks Backup and Recovery" or "PC Partitions Backup and Recovery". These two functions help system administrators manage a large number of system images for each computer in a centralized server in the corporation.

Detailed instructions for Network functions

Deploy a partition or partition image

The following pictures shows you how to deploy a hard drive partition or partition image to many client computers at the same time. You could either deploy a partition that is on a preinstalled computer or deploy a partition image located at the server.

First of all, start all PC Client programs on the client sides, then click start search as show in number (1) below. Choose either deploy a partition or image in number (2) and (3). Once all clients are detected, they will be shown in the list above the "start search" button. Click on each client, the right handside will show all the partitions contained in that client's hard drive, select the target hard drive for that particular client and do the same for all clients. Once all target partitions are selected, Green tick marks will shown for all items in the list above the "start search" button. Now, let click Next button and rock it.

 

Deploy a hard disk or disk image

The following pictures shows you how to deploy an entire hard drive or disk image to lots of client computers simultaneously. You could either deploy a hard disk that has everything installed on a preinstalled computer or deploy a hard drive image located at the server.

First of all, start all PC Client programs on the client sides, then click start search as show in number (1) below. Choose either deploy an entire disk or disk image in number (2) or (3). Once all clients are detected, they will be shown in the list above the "start search" button. Click on each client, the right handside will show all the disks contained in that client's computer box, select the target hard drive for that particular client and do the same for all clients. Once all target disks are selected, Green tick marks will shown for all items in the list above the "start search" button. Now, let click Next button and rock it.

 

Backup / Recover a group of computer hard disks remotely

The following pictures shows you how to backup and recover a group of computer hard drives over network (LAN). This functionality is designed to backup and recover each computer individually but simultaneously. Notice that, this function is different than deployment functionalities, deployment functionalities are designed for deploying a preinstalled computer to a group of computers for the purpose of large scale system installation over network.

First of all, start all PC Client programs on the client sides, then click start search as show in number (1) below. Wait until all clients are listed in the area of number (2). Add any number of Backup or recovery tasks by clicking buttons in number (3). All created tasks will be listed in number (4). You can delete any task by double click in (4). In the end, click start button and rock it.

 

Backup / Recover a group of computer partitions remotely

The following pictures shows you how to backup and recover a group of computer partitions through LAN. This functionality is designed to backup and recover each computer individually but simultaneously. Notice that, this function is different than deployment functionalities, deployment functionalities are designed for deploying a preinstalled computer to a group of computers for the purpose of large scale system installation over network.

First of all, start all PC Client programs on the client sides, then click start search as show in number (1) below. Wait until all clients are listed in the area of number (2). Add any number of Backup or recovery tasks by clicking buttons in number (3). All created tasks will be listed in number (4). You can delete any task by double click in (4). In the end, click start button and rock it.

Local functions Overview

PC Backup Utilies can also do local hard drive backup recovery jobs with the easiest steps with a large numbers of hard drive support as well as super fast speed.

Most functions are very straight forward, please look at the following picture instructions. If you still have problems, please either find help from here, https://www.pcdiskclone.com or email us at support (a) pcdisktools.com

PC Win Boot and PC Data Recovery

For help related to PC Win Boot please go to here.

For help related to PC Data Recovery please go to here.

 

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