Using Simple Backup Anywhere

Updated by Anthony Hakim on May 17, 2018
Article Code: kb/1085


In this KB article, we will demonstrate how to use Simple Backup Anywhere to provide file and folder level backups and restores for VMs in CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation™.


You will need the following in order to use Simple Backup Anywhere with CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation:

  • A Windows or Linux server (VM)
  • Connectivity to your Windows or Linux server
  • An active CenturyLink Cloud (CLC) account

High Level Steps

  • Login to your CLC account and navigate to Simple Backup (Control Portal | Services | Backup)
  • Create a backup policy - if you haven't already done so
  • Click on Backup Anywhere and Register an Anywhere Server - this is the server you will install the Simple Backup agent
  • Download the installer
  • Install the agent on the server
  • Add the server to a backup policy

For more details, please take a look at this Simple Backup Anywhere KB article