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Prepare for an Arcserve backup

Deploying Arcserve backup management across a group of devices requires a number of configuration steps. Follow the steps listed in the checklist below:

Check each step as you work through the process
Step 1 – Configure backup location
Step 2 – Create a backup profile

Step 3 – Create a backup deployment rule

Alternatively, you can deploy Arcserve backup manually.

After completing these steps, scheduled backups can take place.


  • You will need to turn off Microsoft Security Essentials if it is installed and temporarily disable any antivirus software running on the device until after you complete the installation.
  • Arcserve Backup requires access to port 8014.
  • Arcserve Backup must use the HTTP protocol vs. HTTPS.