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Barracuda Yosemite Server Backup
formerly Yosemite

What steps should I take for a new install of Yosemite Server Backup?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 3 years ago

Solution #00004013



Applies to Yosemite Server Backup, version 8.7.01 and newer.



When you install Yosemite Server Backup you will define a management domain. Each Yosemite Server Backup management domain includes one storage management server, a computer that contains the Yosemite Server Backup Catalog, and it may also include other servers and workstations.


Installing Yosemite Server Backup

  1. Download the Yosemite Server Backup software on the machine that will contain the backup catalog. You must have Administrator or root access on the machine in order to install the software. Yosemite Server Backup product updates are available online at
    • For Windows installs, double-click the setup.exe file to begin the installation.
    • For Linux installs, extract the download (using, for example, tar -xvzpf) and then type ./install as the root user and press Enter to begin the installation.
      • If this gives a "Permission denied" error, be sure the install script is set to be executable: for example, chmod +x ./install
  2. When the files have finished extracting, the Yosemite Server Backup Installation Manager screen is displayed. Click Install
  3. The License Agreement screen appears. Accept the Yosemite Server Backup license agreement, and then click Next.
  4. The Select Install Option screen appears. Select the Recommended installation option, and then click Next.
  5. The Destination Location screen appears. Click Next to use the default installation directory, or you can select another directory location for your installation, by using the browse button.
  6. The Create or Join Yosemite Server Backup Management Domain screen appears, select the option that applies to your situation.
    • Select Join an existing Yosemite Server Backup Management Domain to join a client machine to an existing management domain, and then click Next. Enter the Hostname or IP address of the Yosemite.
    • Select Backup domain server and click Next. 
    • Select Create a new domain to create a new domain on this computer, and then click Next. Enter a name for the Yosemite Server Backup management domain and click Next. 
  7. The License screen appears if you opted to Create a new domain in the previous step (not applicable for all editions). Select the option that applies to your situation. 
    • Select No, I want to use the evaluation key if you are evaluating the software.
    • Select Yes, I have a valid license key if you have purchased a license, and then enter the license key .
  8. Click Finish to complete the installation, then click Exit to quit the installation process.
  9. When the installation is complete you can start Yosemite Server Backup. The default user name is Admin with no password required. The Admin account has access to all data available in the backup management domain.


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