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System Requirements

Your system must meet the following requirements:

  • Windows Version
    • Windows XP (Home or Pro) with SP2 or higher.
    • Windows Vista.
    • Windows 7.
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2.
    • Windows Server 2003 R2.
    • Windows Small Business Server 2008.
    • Windows Server 2008.
    • Windows Server 2008 R2.
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011.
    • Windows 8 and 8.1.
    • Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.
  • Hardware
    • Dual-core CPU.
    • 2GB of memory.
    • 10GB of free space on the disk where ZCB is installed.

      • Additionally, every disk to be backed up must have space for VSS snapshots. At least 10% free space is required, and 20% free space is recommended.

  • Other Requirements
    • Java 7 is required.
    • The Windows locale must match that language chosen for ZCB, or a Windows language pack must be installed that matches the language chosen for ZCB.
    • The Remote Registry Service must be enabled before installation.
    • The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) must be enabled. Although the Volume Shadow Service is enabled by default, it may have been turned off after Windows installation.
      • To ensure that VSS is running:
        • Right-click the My Computer icon and choose Manage from the pop up menu.
        • Expand the Services and Applications tree and locate the Volume Shadow Copy Service. If it is not started, change the General Properties to make the Startup Type Automatic.
    • ZCB must be installed and all ZCB operations must be performed as a user that has Administrator privileges.
    • ZCB requires access to TCP Ports 10080 & 10081, which are default ports used by ZCB for backup and restore.
      • Alternate ports can be specified. Please refer to the Advanced Options section in this document.
    • ZCB depends up on the Visual C++ Redistributable. VC++ must be installed and in working order on the system.
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