Alike Admin Guide (v4)


System Requirements

Operating Systems
  • Windows XP SP2 – 10*
  • Windows 2003 – 2016
  • 1GB Ram
  • 100MB disk space
System Recommendations
  • Operating System: Server OS, 2008 or above
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5GB+ Disk Space
Backup Storage Requirements
  • Any CIFS compliant storage (or local storage on the Alike server)
  • Sufficient storage capability for your backup requirements
Memory Requirements

Alike requires 1GB of memory to operate normally. Running many simultaneous jobs (6+) may require additional system memory.

Network Requirements

Alike requires a standard TCP/IP (IPV4) compliant network device to operate. Due to the large data volumes that Alike will most likely be processing, a Gigabit ethernet NIC is highly recommended.

Storage Recommendations

Alike stores the vast majority of its data in the ADS (Alike Data Store). The location of the ADS can be configured at installation, and changed in the Alike Manager. The ADS location must be available via CIFS to the Alike ABDs and Q-Hybrid targets.

A high-performance CIFS share, such as through a NAS, may provide superior scalability to the share created by Alike.

In addition to the data store, Alike stores meta information in the installation path, which can grow in size with the volume of data you are storing. A typical installation will see its databases grow to between 500MB to 2GB, and even larger with higher use.

Note: If you are using local storage for your Data Store, Alike will attempt to create a CIFs share for you.

*Desktop installations of Alike are not recommended for production backups.