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Pair the Disaster Recovery backup agent for Windows with the Cloud Failover Appliance

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Initial pairing

After the backup agent is installed, it gets into the Waiting for pairing state, and waits 24 hours to receive the settings (password and port) from the Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA) to establish connection.

Backup agent is waiting for pairing

To establish connection between the backup agent and the CFA, in the CFA Management Console:

  1. Create a configuration for the client you want to back up.

  2. In the newly created client configuration, click Push Client Settings in the General group.

    Push client settings

The backup agent on the client will receive the settings from the CFA and get into the Paired state.

Backup agent is paired

Change pairing

To pair the client with another CFA:

  1. On the client you want to pair, run the backup agent.

  2. Expand settings, and then click Disconnect from Appliance.

    Connection settings

  3. In the open dialog box, click Disconnect.

    Confirm disconnection

    The backup agent will get into the Waiting for pairing state.

    Backup agent is waiting for pairing

  4. In the Management Console of the CFA you want to pair with, add a new client, and then push client settings.