Installation of NovaBACKUP with pre-configured settings using command-line switches

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 04:36PM PDT

With the release of version 12.1 and above up to version 15 (version 16 and above use separate instructions shown here) of the NovaBACKUP software it is possible to deploy the NovaBACKUP Client with pre-configured settings using command-line switches. The following settings are able to be configured using these switches:

Instructions for NovaBACKUP 12.1 and above up to version 15:

  • Starting the client in Advanced Mode by default
  • Automatically Starting the Backup Client Agent (CMC Connection Service)
  • Central Management Console Server IP / Fully Qualified Domain Name
  • Central Management Console Port
  • Default Central Management Console group


The syntax for the switches is as follows:
/prop START_UI_MODE_ADVANCED=[0|1] (Degraded as of version 14.1)






For the setting START_MANAGEMENT_SERVER_AGENT_SERVICE a "1" entry will start the service immediately following install where "0" will require you to start the service. An example syntax for execution:


"Setup-NB-BE.exe" /q /ComponentArgs "Backup Client":"/C:\"_Setup.exe /prop /prop MANAGEMENT_SERVER_AGENT_SERVICE_STARTMODE=Automatic /prop START_MANAGEMENT_SERVER_AGENT_SERVICE=1 /q\""


This example will silently install the client that is set to the following:


  • Set CMC Domain to
  • Set CMC Port to 4502 (Default)
  • Set CMC Agent Service to Automatic (Will start the service)

NOTE: If you are a Remote Workforce or xSP customer you can push CMC server settings and changes via the Settings section of your NovaBACKUP Storage Server. Click here to learn about setting CMC configurations via the NovaBACKUP Storage Server.

Instructions for NovaBACKUP 16 and above:

With the release of version 16 and above of the NovaBACKUP software it is possible to deploy the NovaBACKUP Client with pre-configured settings using command-line switches.

The updated commands are for silent installation:

WITH reboot:
Setup-NB.exe /q /ComponentArgs "Backup Client":"/q

WITH reboot, logging:
Setup-NB.exe /Log /q /ComponentArgs "Backup Client":"/q  /log c:\Setup_Log.txt"

WITHOUT reboot:
Setup-NB.exe /q /noreboot /ComponentArgs "Backup Client":"/q /prop REBOOT=ReallySuppress

WITHOUT reboot, logging:
Setup-NB.exe /Log /q /noreboot /ComponentArgs "Backup Client":"/q /prop REBOOT=ReallySuppress /log c:\Quiet_Install_Setuplog.txt"

To Uninstall from command line:
msiexec /x {GUID_Of_NovaBACKUP}

No reboot:
msiexec /x {GUID_Of_NovaBACKUP} REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Important note: If a customer chooses not to reboot the server, mounting of VMware images will not function from the new AvD.


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