Installing Alike v4 is easy! Before you install, please make sure you have your license key, adequate space to install Alike, and your service account credentials.
Your License Key
An email containing your license key(s) is sent to the registration email address provided during registration. The assigned key is available in your Quadric Software account as well. You will be asked to enter your license key during the software installation.
Where to Install Alike
Unlike virtual appliance based solutions, the Alike Server in Alike v4 can live inside your virtual environment, or outside, on a dedicated physical machine—the choice is yours. The only hard requirement is that Alike must be installed on a machine running Windows.
You will need a minimum of 2 GBs of disk space to install Alike, depending on how much backup activity you perform (large systems will need more). This is disk space is for the application only. For best performance, we recommend high speed disks for the volume where the Alike software is installed.
Please Note: Your backup storage location (ADS) is set later during the initial configuration.
Service Account Credentials
A privileged user account is required for the Alike service to run, typically the local Administrative account. Please have your username and password ready to enter during the installation process.
Alike v4 Getting Started Guide
The Alike Getting Started Guide is a quick walk through of the installation process to get you up and running as quickly as possible. If you are not familiar with the Alike installation process, this is a great place to start.
Once you download and run the Alike installer, a brief Initial Setup Wizard will guide you through the first critical configuration steps, asking for your installation path, ADS location, license keys, and host systems. Once complete, it will launch the Alike Admin Console in your browser. This web-based user interface is where you will manage Alike.