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Synology Active Backup

PowerShell script to silently install the latest Synology Active Backup for Business agent.

Overview

Dev Insight: This script can also be used to update or reconfigure the Synology Active Backup for business agent.
The software applications available for Synology devices can be pretty powerful. One of my favorites, especially for internal IT, is Active Backup for Business (ABB).
ABB centralizes data protection across a variety of IT environments, including virtual machines, physical servers, file servers, and personal computers. Administrators can deploy their preferred protection plan single-handedly through ABB's centralized admin console.
ABB also offers a wide range of backup options and restoration tools, as well as a number of optional technical and safety features.
This script eases the deployment of the backup agent for Windows devices by silently downloading, installing, and configuring the agent on a device.
Prerequisites:
  1. 1.
    Setup Active Backup for Business on your Synology NAS.
  2. 2.
    Create a user account to authenticate the agent.
  3. 3.
    Configure your default backup tasks.

Script

Examples

.\InstallSynologyActiveBackup.ps1 -Address "localhost" -Username "Backups" -Pass "Da ba dee da ba di"
This example downloads, installs, and configures the latest version of Synology Active Backup for Business agent.

Parameters

-Address
Aliases: -Host, -Hostname, -IP
Required string paramter that allows passing the hostname or IP address of the Synology device.
-Username
Aliases: -User
Required string parameter that allows you to pass the username required to authenticate with the Synology device.
-Pass
Aliases: -Password
Required string parameter that allows you to pass the password required to authenticate with the Synology device.