How to run the Continuous Client as a service (for PC) in HostPapa Device Backup

You can make sure your data is backed up by running the continuous client as a service on your PC. Just follow these steps: 

  1. Launch command prompt as an administrator.

  2. Navigate to the following directory:
    cd C:\users\<username>\appdata\local\pcclient

  3. Run the following command:
    svcmgr.exe -i -n”Online Backup Service” -e”startup”

  4. Open Services.

  5. Navigate to the service Online Backup Service.

  6. Change the service startup user to the selected user.
    Note: Do not leave it as a System User, and do not start the backup yet.
  7. Go to Properties for the service. Use the username of the account you are logged in to for installation.

  8. Remove the Data Deposit Box shortcut from the startup folder.
    (C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup) -remove our backup shortcut from here
  9. Open Task Manager and kill startup.exe then backup.exe – stop in that order.

  10. Start the service.

If you need help with your HostPapa Device Backup, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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