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Barracuda Backup

How to Activate a Barracuda Backup Device

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This article refers to the Barracuda Backup Legacy Release firmware or newer.

If you are a linking a device as a Reseller, see How to Activate a Barracuda Backup Device as a Reseller.

If you are replacing a device, see Barracuda Backup Replacement and Data Migration.

If you are a Barracuda MSP customer, contact Barracuda MSP before proceeding.

If you are linking a Barracuda Backup Virtual Appliance (Vx), it is crucial that the Barracuda Backup Vx that will be performing backups be linked to your Barracuda Cloud Control account before you link the receiving unit. Attempting to link the receiving unit first can cause linking issues for your entire virtual deployment.

The Barracuda Backup appliance must be linked online before backups can be initiated.

Use the following steps to activate a new Barracuda Backup device:

  1. Go to http://login.barracuda.com, and log in. If you do not have an account, click Create a User, follow the account creation instructions, and log in.
  2. Click Backup in the left pane, and go to Admin > Activate Barracuda Backup.
  3. Enter the Serial Number and Linking Code from the sticker on the back of your Quick Start Guide included with the appliance, and click Next.
  4. The wizard launches. In the Your Info page, enter your contact information, and click Continue.

  5. In the Device Info page, enter a Device Name to represent the device in the UI. If you previously defined display groups, select the Display Group to which to add the device to from the drop-down menu.

  6. From the Time Zone drop-down menu, select the time zone where the device will be physically located:

  7. In the Enter device location section, enter the geographical location of the Barracuda Backup device.

  8. Select whether to Automatically update device firmware after activation, and click Continue.

    If you select to automatically upgrade the firmware after activation, the device downloads the firmware package, installs it, and automatically reboots. Be advised that this process can take up to 20 minutes to complete and the Barracuda Backup device may be unresponsive. Allow the upgrade to complete before continuing with the configuration. When the unit comes back online, you must log out and then log back in to the user interface to clear any cached pages.

  9. The Terms of Service page displays. Read the Terms and Conditions, and click I have read and agree to complete the linking process. Click Done.
  10. Once your device is linked, click Go to Dashboard:

  11. You can now set up data sources on the Barracuda Backup device.

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