AOMEI Centralized Backupper is a centralized backup management solution that enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all desktop PCs, laptops, servers and virtual machines within LAN from a single central management computer.
How to control the client computer?
After completing the installation of client software manually, AOMEI Centralized Backupper console on the server-side needs to obtain control permissions from client computers in order to create backups for these client computers. If you install AOMEI Backupper on client computers via Remote Installation way, AOMEI Centralized Backupper has already obtained control permissions from clients.
Go to the Computers tab, click Uncontrolled Computers, it shows a list of computers that can be controlled.
Step 1: Select computers you need to obtain control permissions, then click Request Control to obtain permissions, there are two ways to do that:
Method 1: By entering accounts of client computers.
In the Uncontrolled Computers list, select the clients you want to control, and click Request Control, By entering accounts, enter the administrator account of clients.
Also, you could try the Batch Input if there are too many clients you need to control.
Method 2: By sending a message to the client.
You will see a pop-up message on the client, click Agree to authorize access, or Reject to refuse the request:
Step 2: Now you can check controlled client computers under Controlled Computers.
Step 3: After that, you can create backup tasks for controlled computers under Tasks.
How to manage client computers?
You can see all controlled clients in the Controlled Computers panel.
1. If the client computers haven’t been registered, you can select the computers you would like to register and then click the "Clients Register" button.
And then, there will be a window pop up and you can just enter your license code of Agent to register from the server directly.
2. If you right-click a client computer on the controlled computer, you can View Details, View Logs and Cancel Control of client. You can check the client computer’s Disk Info and Task Info (both from local and created by AOMEI Centralized Backupper) in View Details. Also, you can check the client computer's logs of backup tasks created by AOMEI Centralized Backupper in View Logs.
3. It is recommended to create some groups to better manage clients.
There are two ways to add groups.
Method 1: Click the button "Add Group" and select clients from the Controlled Computers list to create groups.
Now Group 1 has been added. You can rename the group name after creating the group.
Method 2: By entering the IP segment of client computers to add groups.
Now Group 2 has been added, as shown in the picture below. IP segment of clients from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.100 will be added to this group.
Note: If one of the client computers in this segment hasn't been controlled by the server, it will not be shown in the group. However, it will be shown automatically after being controlled.
If one of the client computers in this segment has been controlled by server but currently it's offline, it will be shown in the group as Offline. The status will become normal once the client computer is online.
You will backup clients more effectively if you manage them in groups. For example, if you want to backup systems of Group 1, just choose the group name, don’t need to select clients one by one.