Backup My Org Installation Guide (Local Install)

This guide is for installing Backup My Org on a local machine. For a guide on installing Backup My Org on a web server, please see Backup My Org Installation Guide (Web Server).

Instructions

Installation Requirements

  • Windows 64 bit machine

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or higher 

  1. Unzip the BackupMyOrg-x.x.zip archive into the desired directory

  2. In the unzipped /installs folder, install MongoDB

    • Be sure to keep the checkbox to allow MongoDB to be run as a service

    • You can uncheck the install option for installing Compass if desired

  3. Once MongoDB has been installed, you can go to the config/nodeconfig.json file to change any server settings before running. Here you can change settings for:

    • The port that will be used

    • Using HTTP or HTTPS

    • MongoDB Settings

    • Whether or not login credentials will be used

    • Default admin email

    • Level of server logs

    • Log size max

    • Whether resolution options will be allowed from the app

  4. BackupMyOrg is ready to run. In the main unzipped folder, click on Backupmyorg.exe. This will launch the BackupMyOrg server application. Closing the app or shutting down your computer during a scan will cause the scan to fail. In order to use the ‘Scheduled Backup’ functionality, Backup My Org must always run in the background. 

  5. Once the app is running in the background, open a web browser and type http://localhost:8500 into your url bar.

    This will start the BackupMyOrg client interface. From here, you can set up Mail Settings by clicking the cog in the top right. You can also set up your Identities on the Manage Identities page.

    (NOTE: For convenience, there is also a bmolocal.bat file that can be run in the same directory. This will start the BackupMyOrg.exe server, then open a Chrome browser to http://localhost:8500. This file can be copied as a shortcut and placed on your desktop.)

 

NOTE: If you have installed BackupMyOrg in your program files directory, and get this permissions issue, that means the program files needs elevated permissions, this error should not occur if installed in another directory outside program files.