SolarWinds Backup Help

Silent installation of Backup Manager

Silent installation is a way to install backup devices through the Terminal on Mac devices.

For Mac devices, the silent installation option only installs the software, there is no way to pass the extra installation parameters to the installation package via the Terminal, so must be done manually.

Instructions

Here is how to perform the silent installation of the Backup Manager:

  1. Run your terminal emulator as an administrator.
  2. Download the Backup Manager for Mac.
  3. Run the installer and submit appropriate parameters for the installation. Here is an example command:

sudo installer -pkg mxb-17.7.0.17249=macosx-x86_64.pkg -target

It would be possible to create a script that references a configuration file (config.ini) with the device name, password and encryption key/security code to update the config.ini file after a successful installation and then have it restart the Backup Service Controller. This would reload the system with the new configuration updates, however a pre-existing script is not available so you would have to write this manually.

The config.ini file can be found in this location:
/Library/Application Support/MXB/Backup Manager/config.ini

Variables

You can update the following variables with the correct information:

  • User=X
  • EncryptionKey=X
  • Password=X

Once you have updated the config.ini file, you will need to restart the internal backup process for all changes to take effect.