WholesaleBackup is happy to announce the launch of our brand new backup agent, with a completely new UI design concept.
Backup has never looked this good.
Check out this 1min video trailer featuring the all-new rebrandable WholesaleBackup software backup and recovery platform.
The WholesaleBackup team is super excited about this next generation of the backup client software, many enhancements have been made and there’s much more to come, but here’s a quick glance about what’s new.
- Runs in the browser
- Responsively designed
- Enhanced wizard
- Improved user experience
- Using .NET4.+ framework
- Frontend powered with Vue.js Framework
- Asynchronous non-blocking API
There are two upgrade paths available to start taking advantage of the enhanced backup agent now.
- Download the installer.exe from Backup Ops and run the installer directly over-top of an existing installation.
- Use the Upgrade tab in Backup Ops and start performing managed upgrades for computers, that will pull down the staged INI with the upgrade command and automatically upgrade after the subsequent web console connection.
Upgrade option steps for performing managed upgrades from the web console
Login to your Backup Ops (web console) go to the new “Upgrade” tab.
From the list you will see all of the computers “Ready” to upgrade, you can select a single instance, a batch, or all of them at once.
Use the checkboxes to mark the computers you want to stage the upgrade for and click “Submit”. This will process the upgrade to initialize on the backup agents next connection, changing its status to “Staged”.
After hitting the submit button you can review the output result of the operation.
Now you can monitor the progress of the upgrades, the backup agents that have fully migrated will now have the “Upgraded” status.
Upgrade option steps for installing directly over-top of an existing installation
Login to your Backup Ops (web console) go to the “Brands” tab.
From the brand list, you will see a new brand_installer.exe file available to download. Go ahead and download it now.
Put the brand_installer.exe file on the target computer and launch the install wizard by double-clicking the file.
- If the existing client is open close it first.
- Ensure the installation wizard is looking at the same path as the existing installation e.g.) c:\Program Files\YourBrand
After the wizard completes the new GUI will be launched by the operating systems default web browser — Boom! A beautiful new looking backup agent that retained all of the existing history, settings and data selections.
Once you stage the upgrade the next time the computer connects it will pick up the changes and automatically upgrade.
This operation is one-way once a computer upgrades, however, the classic GUI will still exist in the installation folder and can be launched by using a special “-legacy” flag on the brandname_gui.exe –legacy
Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know if you have any questions.