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Shadowsafe installation (V2.0)

Shadowsafe Installation
(updated 24 June 2017)

Warning: Before beginning this installation you should have signed up for your account with Shadowsafe.


Installation Steps Download Notes
1) Install vitalTools (V2.0.0.41)
[Old V2.0.0.20]
Tools/diagnostics used to communicate with and manage files in ShadowSafe cloud storage (AWS S3), find modified files, scan volumes for bad blocks.
2) DeleteDefragTask
Remove automatic Defrag task from Scheduled Tasks
3) Install ShadowProtect (V5.2.7)
Used to make full/incremental backup images (and to restore) Note: don't reboot your system when asked to by this installer
4) Install ShadowProtect SPX (V6.5.2) 64-bit
[SPX 32-bit]
ShadowProtect Cross Platform (SPX) 64-bit and 32-bit installers
5) Install ShadowControl ImageManager (V7.5.0)
[Old V7.1.0 (32-bit)]
Used to validate, consolidate and track backup images and to create Head Start Restore (HSR) images
6) Install/Configure shadowSafe installer (V4.0.0.16)
Configure shadowSafe installation parameters Note: if you updated ShadowProtect or ImageManager a system reboot is required after this installation step
7) Download DTX diagnostics (V2.0.97) 64-bit .EXE
[DTX 32-bit .EXE]
StorageCraft diagnostics utility (DTX). Used to gather system diagnostics that can be sent to StorageCraft technical support
8) Download VirtualBox (V5.0.26-108824) for SPX V6.x
[VirtualBox V4.3.12-93733] for SP V5.x
Oracle's VirtualBox for virtual booting a ShadowProtect backup. Note: You must choose correct version for your ShadowProtect version.
9) Download MyDefrag (4.3.1)

This is the best defrag utility
10) Download Rufus (2.11)

Used to create/update bootable flash drive from StorageCraft Recovery Environment .iso
11) Download FreeFileSync (9.10)

Used to synchronize files between two devices (i.e. NAS to NAS or hard drive to NAS)
12) Install TeamViewer (host only version)

TeamViewer unattended server software install allows ShadowSafe support to access your server when required.
13) Install Advanced Port Scanner

Advanced Port Scanner IP scanner for searching and enumerating IP devices on the network.
14) Download SPserviceControl (V1.0.0.4)
Note: This program is normally only used on laptops or systems that are often disconnected from the wired Ethernet network. It provides a method for taking backups of these systems ONLY when they are 1) connected to the network via their wired Ethernet and 2) on the same subnet as the backup destination device.
15) Download ShadowControl CMD Agent (V1.2.1)
Note: This agent is only required if you are using a ShadowControl CMD server to monitor your backups.
16) Download ShadowProtect Recovery Environment (V5.2.4) 64-bit
[SRE 32-bit .ISO]
Note: You should save one of these ISO images to the root of your external backup drive/NAS. This bootable CDROM image is required to perform volume or bare-metal recovery operations. This is a very large file (~400MB) that will take some time to download so you may wish to do this at the very end of this process. This ISO can be used to burn a CDROM or to create a bootable flash drive (by using Rufus program).
17) Download ShadowProtect Cross Platform Recovery Environment (V2.2.4-21) 64-bit
Note: This is the cross platform (Windows/Linux) version of the StorageCraft Recovery Environment. This bootable CDROM image is required to perform volume or bare-metal recovery operations. This is a very large file (~700MB) that will take some time to download so you may wish to do this at the very end of this process. This ISO can be used to burn a CDROM or to create a bootable flash drive (by using Rufus program).