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Barracuda Backup

Step 2 - How to Configure Barracuda Backup

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The articles in this section refer to Barracuda Backup Legacy Release firmware or newer.

Before configuring the IP address and network settings, complete Step 1 - How to Install a Barracuda Backup Server.

Firewall Ports

For maximum security, place your device behind a corporate firewall.

If the appliance is located behind a corporate firewall, you may need to open the following ports to allow communication between the appliance and Barracuda Networks; note that there cannot be any restrictions on these ports:

Port Direction Protocol Usage
22/8788 Outbound / Internet TCP Technical Support Services
80 Outbound / Internet TCP Communication
443 Outbound / Internet TCP Communication
1194 Outbound / Internet TCP Communication
5120 Outbound / Internet TCP Barracuda Backup Agent
5121-5129* Outbound / Internet TCP Replicate data to Barracuda Cloud Storage

*Barracuda Backup uses these ports to securely transfer data over the Internet to the offsite storage location. Contact Barracuda Technical Support to restrict outbound network traffic on these ports to only reach Barracuda Networks.


Depending on your environment, you may need to remove restrictions on additional ports. Contact Barracuda Technical Support if you need additional direction.

Configure IP Address and Network Settings

By default, the Barracuda Backup appliance is configured to obtain an IP address on your network using DHCP. If you want to assign it a static IP address instead, you can configure it using the console administration interface.

To configure the Barracuda Backup appliance to use a static IP address:

  1. Connect a monitor and keyboard to the Barracuda Backup appliance.
  2. Use your Arrow keys to highlight the TCP/IP Configuration field.
  3. Press Enter to access the right pane.

    Do not select Use DHCP in the right pane before saving. Doing so fetches and immediately applies the network settings via DHCP.

  4. Use the arrow keys to select and enter the IP Address, and then press Enter to move to the next option.
  5. Enter the remaining settings as appropriate for your network.

  6. Use the arrow keys to navigate to Save, and press Enter.

In the Network Status section, Local and Internet should display as Up while Cloud displays as DOWN until the appliance is linked to an account later in the installation process.

For additional information, refer to the article Barracuda Console.

Enter Encryption Key

This section only applies to the Barracuda Encrypted Backup appliance models 6090, 8090, 9090, and 10090. If you are not configuring the encrypted appliance, continue to the section Verify connection to Barracuda Networks below.

  1. Use the Barracuda Console to access the configuration menu using the credentials admin / admin.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Disk Encryption in the left pane.
  3. Press Enter to switch from read mode to edit mode.
  4. Use the arrow keys to highlight the Change Encryption Key section in the right pane.

     Use the arrow keys to navigate between the fields in the right pane.

  5. Type a new encryption key that meets the password requirements listed on-screen in the Enter New Key and Confirm New Key fields.

    Important: The Barracuda Encrypted Backup appliance ships with a default security key. Once you enter a new encryption key, the key is known only to you; Barracuda cannot retrieve your key.

  6. Optionally, type a new power-on password in the Enter Password and Confirm Password fields.

    The power-on password is optional. If you select to use the power-on password, you are prompted to enter the password each time the appliance boots up.

  7. Navigate to Save, and press Enter. The confirmation screen displays.

  8. Press Enter to continue and return to the Barracuda Console.

  9. In the System Configuration screen, use the down arrow to navigate to and select Exit, and press Enter.

Verify Connection to Barracuda Networks

Once you log in to the web interface, the Barracuda Backup appliance you have just installed, powered on, and linked, should be listed in the left pane with a green indicator (status_icon.png) to the left of its name. The Dashboard page displays a green light next to the appliance name indicating it is successfully linked to your account. If the indicator light is not green, verify network settings and appliance connectivity, or contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support for additional direction.

Enter Server Name and Location

In the System > Barracuda Backup Appliance Settings page, enter a name for your Barracuda Backup appliance, the associated time zone, and server location.

Define Display Groups

If you have multiple Barracuda Backup appliances, you can manage them through display groups:

  1. Log in to Barracuda Backup, and go to the Admin > Display Groups page.
  2. All display groups active on your account display in the Current Display Groups section.
  3. To add a new display group, enter a name for the group of devices, and then click Add. For example, if you want to group all Barracuda Backup Servers by location, you might create groups by geographic location: Engineering - Asia, Engineering - US, Engineering - Europe.
  4. The display group name appears in the Current Display Groups section.
  5. To remove a display group, click Remove to the right of the group name you want to remove; click OK to remove the group.

    If you delete a display group that contains devices, those devices are moved to the default group.

Add a Barracuda Backup Appliance to a Group

Once you create display groups, you can add a Barracuda Backup appliance to the group using the following steps:

  1. In the left pane, select the desired Barracuda Backup, and go to the System > Barracuda Backup Appliance Settings page.
  2. In the Backup Appliance Display Group section, select the desired display group name from the Current Display Group drop-down menu.
  3. To add or remove display groups, click Manage your display groups; the Admin > Display Groups  page displays.
  4. Click Save.


Continue with Step 3 - How to Configure Backups.

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