Primary server

 Download the Clone tool from our support webpage:


Copy and extract the zip file to a folder to a local drive on the machine. In my example I have just created a folder on the root of C:\ called DSClone and extracted the zip file into here:

Open cmd prompt in admin mode and change directory to the clone pack directory on the local drive. In my example it will be in .

Then type the command 'dsclone backup':

The DSClone tool will now start compressing all the configuration from your existing DAS setup, and if you are using the MySQL database that is shipped with the product, it will also compress and take a snapshot copy of that.

The process will create a bucket file, within the clonepack folder. This will house all the compressed snapshot of the existing setup.

This will take several minutes to complete.

Once complete, copy the created folder, where you extracted the DSclone tool to the exact path on the secondary server.

So in my example I am going to copy the DSClone folder I had created in the C: drive on the Primary machine, over to the C:\ drive of the secondary machine:

Please Note: You do not have to copy the whole folder (in the case you may have extracted to a temp folder which has other files residing in it), but it is important that the location of the 'clonepack' folder is the exact same path as where it is on the primary machine. Therefore it will still need to be C:\DSClone\dsclone\clonepack.

Secondary Server

Launch Cmd prompt in admin mode and change directory to C:\DSClone\dsclone\clonepack.

Type in the command 'dsclone mutate':

You will be asked to make sure there is no Dualshield server already installed on this machine:

Type Y.

The clone tool will now begin extracting the contents of the Bucket that resides in the clonepack directory that was copied over from the primary machine.

This will take a few minutes.

After completion you will finally be asked if it can overwrite the Windows host file:

Type Yes. It will type an entry into the host file that will add the entry so that the same FQDN of the primary DAS server will point locally.

Give the DualShield server service time to start before launching the DMC.

You now have 2 DualShield servers install on 2 different machines. Both dualshield servers have the same FQDN.
Note: You may need to re-import any relevant security certificates if HTTPS.