Image Backup Instructions

Startup Guide

You may need to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse to the BMR device during initial setup. However, you can disconnect the same later. Contact support for guidance on pre-installation / installation or any other queries.

Installation and Setup

  1. Plug the BMR appliance into a power outlet.
  2. Connect the device to your network. If the device has 2 ethernet ports you can connect one or both ports to your network.

    1. It is recommended to enable DHCP service on your network. However, if your network has statically assigned IP addresses, you can configure the BMR device to get a static address.
      Refer network settings.
    2. If you have enforced firewall restriction, ensure that the necessary ports used by the IDrive BMR device is open.
      Refer firewall details.
  3. Power ON the BMR device, the device sign-in screen will be displayed on the connected monitor at startup. Note down the IP address so you can manage the device from any computer in the same network.
  4. Connect to the device interface from another computer:
    1. Sign in to and in the 'All BMR Devices' tab, navigate to the device in the list and click 'Connect'.
      (Alternatively, connect from any computer on the same LAN using the IP address and a web browser. Or visit to see the list of BMR devices on the network and click 'Connect' against the required device.)
  5. Configure your BMR device with encryption for data security

    IDrive BMR uses industry standard 256-bit AES CCM encryption on storage.

    WARNING: IDrive does not store your private encryption key on its servers. It is recommended that you archive it safely to restore your data.

  6. Download the client and setup backup of your client computers and VMware machines.
  7. Configure Cloud Replication

    Transfer your backups to the cloud, to be maintained as a secondary repository, and ensure adequate safety and ease of access when needed.

  8. Cloud Seeding

    Transfer data to the cloud via physical shipment of an external storage device. Once the data is transferred to your cloud account, you can continue with incremental cloud replication.

Note: If your device is rack mountable, follow the racking guide to mount it.