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DEVACAPS StoreGrid 2.1 Installation Guide

The StoreGrid Mac OS X version is available for download in the following URL:

Download the Mac OS X installer,

Note: In Mac OS X, you will not be able to open a new terminal window when StoreGrid installation process is in progress.

Vembu StoreGrid Mac OS X installation will need Developer Tools installed on your computer - this typically comes free with your Mac OS X installation CD. Click here to view the packages required for StoreGrid installation.

To install StoreGrid on Mac OS X machines, follow the steps given below:

1. Unzip the file The contents of the zip file will be extracted under the directory VembuStoreGrid_2_1_SP_Mac.

2. Go to the VembuStoreGrid_2_1_SP_Mac directory. Double click "InstallStoreGrid"and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

3. Click Next to begin the installation process. Go through the license agreement, select "I accept the agreement" and proceed to the Next step.

4. By default, StoreGrid will be installed under "Vembu\StoreGrid" in the current directory. Click Next to continue installation in the default directory. Click Browse to choose a different directory. Note that this will create the "Vembu\StoreGrid" directory under the directory you choose. Click Next to continue.

5. Upgrading from StoreGrid 2.0/2.0.1 to 2.1

If Vembu/StoreGrid directory is found in the installation path. You will be provided with three update options.

  • UPDATE Vembu StoreGrid by retaining the previous backup data. Note that all backup data in StoreGrid 2.0/2.0.1 will be automatically migrated to 2.1 when StoreGrid 2.1 starts for the first time.[ Recommended ]

  • RENAME previous backup data folders and continue with updating Vembu StoreGrid.

  • DELETE previous backup data and continue with updating Vembu StoreGrid. You will lose all your previous configuration and other backup metadata and also any backup data from other users backing up to this computer. [ Not Recommended ]

6. Configure StoreGrid as :

Select how you’d like StoreGrid to run on this machine. You have four options:

  • Client & Server – This computer can back up on to other computers and vice versa. This setting is especially relevant if you are running StoreGrid as a peer to peer backup solution.

  • Client only – This computer can back up on to other computers. However, other computers cannot back up on to this computer.

  • Server only–Other computers can back up on to this computer. However, this computer cannot back up on to other computers.

  • Replication Server – Other StoreGrid backup servers can replicate their data to this server for redundancy.

    Select one of the three options and click ‘Next’.

7. Enter a StoreGrid Identity. This will be used to identify this installation of StoreGrid on your network / your online backup service provider’s network. By default, StoreGrid takes the machine name. Ideally, enter the email ID of the client using this particular machine. Using an email ID ensures that your StoreGrid ID is truly unique.

8. (StoreGrid will skip this step and retain existing settings if it detects an earlier version installed) By default, StoreGrid Server will store the backup data from the clients to the "<INSTALLATION_DIR>/Vembu/StoreGrid" directory. If you want to change the server's default backup location, please choose a different directory. Click Next to continue.

9. (StoreGrid will skip this step and retain existing settings if it detects an earlier version installed) There are two parts to this step.

  • Configure Web Server Port : StoreGrid's user interface is browser based. You have the option to configure the port used by StoreGrid web server here. Once configured you need to use this port to start the StoreGrid Web Console from your browser. By default StoreGrid Web server is configured to run on port 6060. Unless you are an advanced user, please leave this as is.

  • Username & Password : Since StoreGrid's user interface is browser based you need to configure a username and password to login to StoreGrid Web Console. Note that you can add additional users, delete users, change password etc. from the Web Console UI after the installation. By default the username and password used by StoreGrid is "admin" and "admin". You have the option to change these default settings here.

10. Click Next to review your settings. Thereafter, click Install, and proceed to install StoreGrid.

If you are updating from an earlier version, StoreGrid will be stopped and you have to restart manually after the installation.

11. This installs the product and complete the installation process. After successful installation, you are provided with two options to start StoreGrid. Either you can start StoreGrid as a daemon process or as an application.

  • To start StoreGrid as daemon process, select "Daemon Process" and click "OK" and enter the password of the current user. Make sure that the current user has admin rights. To stop StoreGrid, open a terminal and execute the command "/sbin/SystemStarter stop StoreGrid". To start StoreGrid, execute "/sbin/SystemStarter start StoreGrid". To remove StoreGrid running as daemon process, stop StoreGrid and remove the directory "/System/Library/StartupItems/StoreGrid". To add StoreGrid as a daemon process, login as root user and copy the directory <INSTALLATION_HOME>/daemon/StoreGrid to /System/Library/StartupItems.

  • To start StoreGrid as application, select "Application Process" and click "OK". To stop StoreGrid, execute the script "" from the directory "<INSTALLATION_HOME>/Vembu/StoreGrid/". To start StoreGrid, execute the script "" from the directory "<INSTALLATION_HOME>/Vembu/StoreGrid/".



  • StoreGrid will automatically migrate your old data to 2.1 after you start StoreGrid for the first time.

  • After successful installation, you can open the StoreGrid WebConsole from your browser by typing http://<Your Machine Name>:6060. You will have to login to the WebConsole using the username and password you provided during installation

Vembu StoreGrid Mac OS X installation compiles and installs its own version of Apache, GD and PHP. So before installing StoreGrid in Mac OS X machines, please check that the following packages were installed.

The following 3rd-party libraries will be used by gd if found by configure. While gd will compile and install even without these, we suggest that at least zlib and libpng are installed, and recommend that freetype and jpeg are installed as well:

To install PHP following 3rd-party libraries are required :

  • Flex, available from -- Flex is a tool for generating programs that perform pattern-matching on text.

  • Bison, available from -- Bison is a general-purpose parser generator that converts a grammar description for an LALR context-free grammar into a C program to parse that grammar.


  • libxml2, available from -- XML DOM library used by php's xml parser.

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