Bucky Backup - Getting Started

This document explains how to get started with DoIT's Bucky Backup service, Lite or Enterprise, which provides a managed backup for users.

Getting Started with DoIT's Bucky Backup Service

In order to use and administer your Bucky Backup service you may find the following information helpful:

  1. Register for Bucky Backup
  2. Download, Install and Configure the Bucky Backup Client
  3. Bucky Backup Account Administration
  4. Questions/Support for Bucky Backup

For more information about the Bucky Backup service, please see: https://www.doit.wisc.edu/services/backup-bucky-backup/

Register for Bucky Backup

Note: You will need billing information (DoIT Number and/or UDDS code) in order to register.

  1. Use the Bucky Backup Registration Form to activate your Bucky Backup service.
  2. The following information will be required:
    • Customer
      • Name
      • Email (can be an email list for a team/dept)
      • Phone Number
    • System Administrator/Technical Contact (can be the same person as the customer)
      • Name
      • Email (can be an email list for a team/dept)
      • Phone Number
    • Billing Information
      • Use one of the following
        • D-number
        • UDDS
      • D-number is preferred for customers outside DoIT
    • Billing Contact (can be the same person as the customer and/or admin)
      • Name
      • Email
      • Phone Number
    • Node Name
      • Note: This must be a unique name (i.e. doit-bucky)
      • Names cannot be reused
    • Type of Node
    • Node Password
  3. The following options are available:
    • Notification of a failed or missed backup
    • Number of versions to retain
    • Backup frequency
    • Option for a free install and configuration of Bucky Backup provided by DoIT
  4. After you click submit:
    • Your Bucky Backup node will be created.
    • You will receive an email within 24 hours that contains your node information.
    • You will receive a second email from a Bucky Backup Administrator that will inform you that your node has been placed in a schedule.
    • Now you will be ready to configure Bucky Backup and run a backup.

Download, Install and Configure the Bucky Backup Client (Lite or Enterprise)

  1. Follow the OS-specific instructions to download, install and configure the Bucky Backup client (Lite or Enterprise):

Bucky Backup Administration

  1. To do basic client administration, please see: Bucky Backup - Basic Administration
    • Basic account administration includes: how to save your password, how to run a manual backup, how to restore a file and how to change basic settings
  2. To do account administration, please see: Bucky Backup - Account Administration
    • Account administration includes: reviewing node information and costs, changing your node password, making account information changes, and cancelling your service

Questions/Support for Bucky Backup

KeywordsBucky Backup Lite Enterprise Archive product overview information locked node password change ADSM tivoli handling Service Description sign up configure TSM windows mac linux new user setup config change questions support client install signup   Doc ID24583
OwnerKevin K.GroupBucky Backup
Created2012-06-06 08:48:08Updated2024-04-02 17:56:45
SitesBucky Backup, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff
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