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SmartBackup requires a Windows EXE to run. Install SmartBackup on Windows Backup Machine of your choice.
Before installing SmartBackup, please check that you meet the minimum system requirements.
Microsoft Windows 10 or Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later. Any leading Browser.
Typical configuration for 25 Smartsheet Licensed Users with approximately 2,500 Sheets in total (consider this to be a "minimum" configuration):
- 1.Processor: Intel Core i5-9400T, 1.80GHz or higher
- 2.RAM: 32 GB
- 3.O/S: Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 or later
- 4.Internet Connection: Fiber Optic, 100Mbs/100Mbs
Download and Run the Installer.
Follow the Wizard steps.
- 1.File location of Installation
- 2.Full or Upgrade Installation
File location of Installation:
You can choose file location of your choice but usually we recommend the default, which is
Ensure you have write-access to the space. Under certain circumstances when hosting in a cloud platform such as AWS or Microsoft Azure, the Windows Image for c:/ is marked as read-only.
Full or Upgrade Installation:
First time installers or when you want a complete reset are advised to always perform a FULL installation, Users/Administrators upgrading to next release or re-installing are advised to always perform a UPGRADE installation to preserve existing settings and the Backup Catalog.
The single biggest consideration probably is whether you want to host SmartBackup on-premise or in-cloud. On-premise installation usually pretty straight-forward and for Business Users could be satisfied with an old Laptop/Desktop lying about. For larger users this could be achieved with a dedicated VM on a sharable server.
The on-cloud deployment usually are VM's within Azure or AWS.