Asigra Plug-in for
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Thank you for installing the Asigra Plug-in for TrueNAS CORE and starting the registration process.

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Experience True Backup Freedom

Asigra teamed up with iXsystems to offer Asigra’s software to the multitude of TrueNAS and TrueNAS CORE (formerly known as FreeNAS) users. The Asigra Plug-In is easy to install and manage. The Asigra DS-System repository software runs natively on TrueNAS controller – which frees up resources by not requiring an external host to run the actual backup software on. If you’re already using TrueNAS or TrueNAS CORE, it is a no-brainer to install and test it out.


As a TrueNAS CORE user, you can back up and restore the following at no charge:


physical machines
Physical machines


virtual machines
Virtual machines


cloud user accounts
Cloud user accounts


VM replication

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Unlimited storage license*
TB of storage
This offer is limited to one deployment per customer or reselling partner. *Backup storage is limited to the size of your TrueNAS appliance.
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For more information on the Asigra Plug-in for TrueNAS CORE, visit the iXsytems blog.

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Step 1

Getting Started

Before following the below steps, please ensure to download and install the TrueNAS CORE application ISO from the website. Once you’ve successfully installed and configured the TrueNAS CORE application you can add the Asigra Plug-in from the TrueNAS CORE dropdown menu. Once the plug-in has been installed, you will be prompted to “Register” the Asigra Plug-in, after which you can commence by following these 5 easy steps.

Step 2

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Completing the registration process

You will receive an email from Asigra asking you to confirm your email address. Click the link in the email to complete the registration process.

Step 3

Configuring the Asigra plug-in

  1. Please download the “Asigra Plug-In for TrueNAS CORE Quick Start Guide to Enable Asigra DS-System” for instructions on enabling your backup vault.
  2. Log on to the TrueNAS CORE web UI and open a command shell for the Asiga plug-in.
  3. Set the root user password for the Asigra plug-in.
  4. Add a DS-System admin user.

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Video: Step 3 – Configuring the Asigra plug-in
Step 4

Configuring the DS-System

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Video 1: Step 4 – Logon to TrueNAS CORE Web UI
  1. Log on to the TrueNAS CORE web UI as the root user
  2. Connect to the DS-System using DS-Operator.
  3. Assign access roles to the DS-System Admin user.

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Video 2: Step 4 – Configure DS-License Server
  1. Configure the DS-License Server.
  2. Configure the service provider information.

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Video 3: Step 4 – Create a customer account
  1. Create a customer account and DS-Client.
  2. Export the customer registration information (CRI) file.
Step 5

Installing the DS-Client software

Follow the instructions in the email you received from Asigra to download and install the DS-Client software.

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Video: Step 5 – Installing the DS-Client software
Step 6

Performing a backup

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured the Asigra Plug-in for TrueNAS CORE. Now it’s time to start backing up your data.

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Video: Step 6 – Performing a backup

User Documentation

For detailed information on how to use the Asigra software, refer to the following documentation:


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Client Software Installation Guide

Describes how to install the DS-Client software.

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DS-System User Guide

Describes how to use the DS-System.

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DS-Client User Guide

Describes how to use the DS-Client.

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