How to perform a backup seed (Standard Edition)

Steps for Standard Edition Seeding

$CYBERSECURE_INSTALL_DIR is under C:\Program Files\CyberSecure Standard on Windows and /Applications/CyberSecure Standard on Mac platforms

  1. Configure your backup set(s) first.
  2. Ensure the backup is not scheduled to automatically run, as this will upload over your internet link.
  3. Open notepad/text editor as an administrator user.
  4. Edit the file $CYBERSECURE_INSTALL_DIR\bin\Seedload.bat (SeedLoad.sh for Mac/Unix platforms)
  5. Create a folder on the seeding drive called “seedload”, Mac users will need to format the seeding drive in the native Mac filesystem format in order to write to the drive.
  6. Change the line, OUTPUT_DIR=”C:\Seedload” to make it point to the “seedload” folder on the seeding drive that you created in a previous step.
    1. For Mac OS, this is /Volumes/<label_of_drive>/seedload
  7. Open a cmd.exe shell as an administrator user (Mac users will need to open “Terminal”, then type “sudo -s” and enter in the current users password. This will enable a root shell.
  8. cd to the $CYBERSECURE_INSTALL_DIR
  9. Run the “SeedLoad.bat (or SeedLoad.sh)” script – the seeding will commence.
  10. The seeding process will start in the cmd window
  11. When the process has completed, “Backup successful” should be displayed at the end, you can close the command line window.
  12. If the backup completes with warnings or errors then contact CyberSecure support on 1300 854 292