SolarWinds Backup Help

Starting the Backup Manager

After the installation, the Backup Manager opens as a web application (see instructions below). A command-line interface is also available.

Windows instructions

On Windows, open the Start menu with the list of installed applications and click Backup Manager.

macOS instructions

To start the Backup Manager on macOS, do the following:

  1. Open the Finder.
  2. From the Sidebar, choose Applications.
  3. Click the Backup Manager icon.

Ensure you enable Full Disk Access for the Backup Manager before running backups on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later.

Linux instructions

Option A: from the host machine

Open a web browser and enter http://IP:5000 to the address bar.

  • IP needs to be replaced with the IP address of your Linux machine.
  • 5000 is the default port number allocated to the Backup Manager. If this port number is taken, the Backup Manager will use the next available one starting from 5001.

If you want to set another port number, do the following:

  1. Change the HttpServerPort parameter in the Backup Manager configuration file (Updating configuration file). For example:

[HttpServer] HttpServerPort=5002

  1. Enter your IP address with the new port number to your browser, for example

Option B: directly from a local network (legacy)

In versions before to 18.6, it is possible to connect to the Backup Manager directly from a local network. Here are steps to follow:

  1. Log in to a Linux computer in your local network.
  2. Open a web browser and enter http://IP:port to the address bar.
    • IP needs to be replaced with the IP address of the Linux computer on which the device is installed.
    • port needs to be replaced with the exact port number allocated to the Backup Manager on that computer.
  3. Enter your access credentials (device name and password).

Option C: through a remote connection

You can establish remote connections to backup devices installed locally and remotely.

  1. Start the Console.
  2. In the Device management module, open the action menu for the device you want to launch.
  3. Select the Launch backup client option.