Rebit Installation Guide

RebitPro, RebitPlus, and Rebit6 installations require the same basic steps before backups begin.

Install Step 2

Installing Rebit Backup Software

How you start the install will depend upon how you purchased the Rebit software:

A - Downloaded the installation software:
Locate the downloaded installation program
(rebitpro-setup-5.1.3001.exe). Double-click the file to start the installation.

B - Purchased an installation CD-ROM:
Insert the CD-ROM containing the software into your PC's CD-ROM drive. An Autoplay dialog box may appear. If the Autoplay dialog appears, select "Install Rebit Backup". If no Autoplay window appears, follow these steps:

  1. Insert CD-ROM
  2. Open "Computer" or "My Computer"
  3. Click to open CD-ROM or DVD
  4. Click to open "Rebit" folder
  5. Click to run "rebitpro-setup-5.1.3001.exe"
  6. Click "Yes" or "Allow" as prompted to permit the installation
  7. Follow on-screen instructions

Install Step 3

Register and Activate
  1. You will be asked to provide an email address and password for your online cloud backup account. The email and password will be needed to access your account and backed up data - use a secure password.

    If you purchased Rebit from the Rebit website, then enter the email address used when you purchased Rebit.

    If you are installing Rebit software that was provided by your IT professional or an MSP Partner of Rebit, they will tell you what email address must be used for the install.

    If you have been provided a Rebit license key, use any email address that is not already associated with a Rebit backup account. Then, click the Settings button, then click on Activate. Enter your license key.

    If you are installing additional PCs with an existing backup account, simply reenter the email address and password for that account.

  2. If this is the first installation for your Rebit backup account, an email will be sent to the email address you provided. Find that email and click the link to verify your email address. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check the spam folder.

Install Step 4

Specify Full System Backup Destination

To receive the benefit of local, full-system backup and recovery, you will need to have either a locally connected hard disk drive or a network location such as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or shared folder on your network. Utilize one or both of the instructions below to add a destination for backup.

A - USB Hard Drive or Other Local Destination

  1. Click the ‘+’ icon in the Local section of the dashboard.
  2. Click to select the drive.

B - Network Device (NAS) or Shared Network Drive

  1. Click the ‘+’ icon in the Network section of the dashboard.
  2. Wait while the network is scanned for valid locations OR click "Cancel" and then enter the network share address (e.g. \\mycomputer\myshare) in the Network Share field.
  3. Click to select the destination.
  4. Enter the Username and Password if necessary. If you have not password-protected the share, you may skip the username and password.

Install Step 5

Rebit Is Now Backing Up Your PC

The Rebit software is now backing up every file on your PC to the local or network storage destination. This is called creating a recovery point. It will take hours and sometimes overnight to create the first recovery point.

Rebit Online Backup Settings

  1. To remove, add, or change the folders which will be backed up, click the 'Change' button on the right side of the Online section of the dashboard.
  2. The Rebit backup software does not pre-select folders to backup online, but there are several pre-configured backup sets for common folders such as Documents, Desktop, and Pictures. Simply click the On/Off button to turn that backup set on.
  3. To turn off backup of a set of files, click the green 'On' button beside any of the pre-configured sets displayed.
  4. To turn on the backup of a set of files, click the black 'Off' button beside any of the pre-configured sets displayed.
  5. To create custom sets of files to be backed up to the Rebit Online Backup service, click the 'Add' button and then click the 'Add more folders' button. This will permit the addition of multiple folders to the set of files to be backed up. To change the name of the custom set from "Custom" to your own title, click the "Custom" text near the top of the window and enter your preferred title. Click 'Done' when finished adding folders.

Install Step 6

Helpful Tips
  1. You will see a Rebit icon on your desktop. After the first recovery point is created, you can double-click the desktop Rebit icon to open a window and browse your backed up files. You may be asked for the password created during installation in order to view the backed up files. If you do not recall this password, or if you need to change the password, visit the password managment page.
  2. To learn more about how Rebit works, right-click the Rebit icon in the System Tray and select Help.
  3. To view the files backed to the Rebit Online Backup Service in a web browser, open your web browser to http://myrebit.com. Enter the same email address and password combination used during installation to access your online backup account.

Optional - Prepare the Network Storage Device (NAS)

Note: If you will be backing up to a network storage location, we recommend setting up your network storage device prior to installing the Rebit software.

The first step is to determine where your backup data will be stored. Rebit may be used to back up your computer to a network share, which is either a dedicated device on the network, such as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device or a shared drive on a file server.

The network share must have more available space than the size of data on the computer you are backing up. We recommend at least 2 to 3 times the amount of data that will be backed up.

You generally have two options for the network share. You can:

  1. Use the default "public" share that is available on your network storage device.
  2. Create a new share with a name that contains the word "rebit". For more information, refer to the user manual for your network storage device. If more than one computer will be backed up to the network storage, we recommend creating a unique share for each computer to be backed up.

Write down your device name and share name. If the share is password protected, write down the user name and password. You will need this information later if you need to perform a full system recovery.