Getting Started with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

To get started, you must review the Amazon FSx for Windows File Server features.

Step 1: Obtain Your User Credentials to Access the Command Center

Obtain the following information from your administrator:

  • The Command Center URL

  • Your Command Center user credentials

If the Command Center is not set up in your CommCell environment, contact your administrator to deploy the Command Center. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

Step 2: Log On to the Command Center

Accessing the Command Center by using the URL and user account credentials that you obtained from the administrator.

Step 3: Complete the File Server Application Setup Wizard

Configure the File Server application by completing the Setup Wizard for the Servers Application.

Step 4: Add the MediaAgent

To install the MediaAgent in the command center, see Adding a MediaAgent.

Step 5: Install the Windows File System Agent

Install the Windows File System Agent on EC2 instance or on the on-premise computer from where you can access the SMB shares.

Step 6: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

A default backup set, which contains a default subclient, is automatically created when you set up the File Server application. The default backup set is designed to protect all of the data on the client computer.

Step 7: Perform Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Perform a backup.

  2. Perform a restore.