Monitoring Syncrify Client
Monitoring is a feature in Syncrify client that allow users to check the status of a running job either from the machine where backup is running or from a remote machine.
This is particularly useful when a job runs in the background and you don't have access to the GUI.
How to enable Monitoring
Monitoring is disabled by default. The steps to enable monitoring are different between versions. Select the appropriate version below.
Instructions for version 3.3 and above
- Start Syncrify client
- Click Options under the Tools menu
- Check Enable Monitoring
Instructions for versions between 3.0 and 3.2
as command line argument to Syncrify client to enable this feature. See examples below:
Running a backup for a profile called MyProfile
on Microsoft Windows
SyncrifyClient.exe -allowMonitoring MyProfile.syncrify
Open Syncrify client in default mode, allowing to you manually run a backup. This example is only applicable on MS Windows.
Running backup for MyProfile.syncrify in console mode on Linux/UNIX.
java -jar SyncrifyClient.jar -console -allowMonitoring MyProfile.syncrify
Instructions for version older than 3.0
Monitoring is not supported on versions older than 3.0. Upgrade to the latest version to use this feature.
When monitoring is enabled, Syncrify client runs an embedded Telnet server on port 53110. If you have multiple instances of Syncrify client running, this number goes up by 1. The second instance of Syncrify client will use 53111 as the port.
Use any Telnet client to check the status of running job. In this example, we are connecting to a backup running on a Windows machine from a Terminal window on Linux.
telnet hostName 53110
Replace hostName with the actual host name or IP address. See image below.
Once connected you should see the current status of the job. See image below.
Aside from viewing the status, you can also abort or terminate the client from a remote machine. To abort a running backup, type abort
, or terminate
to forcefully kill the client.
Since anyone can abort or terminate a running backup job without any authentication, do not enable this feature if you think some malicious user will abort the task without authorization.