Steps to install Vimalin

First download the install media from our website. Double click on the .dmg image and the following screen will open in Finder.

Contents .dmg package

Displays the contents of the .dmg package

In order to install you have to run the installer. You do this by double clicking the Vimalin-2.5.425.pkg file. After that you will get the following screen.

Vimalin Installer - Welcome page

Welcome page of the Vimalin Installer program

Select Continue to start the installation.

Vimalin Installation license agreement

License agreement for Vimalin software

The screen presents the license agreement to you. In order to continue to the next steps, you will have to agree with the license. The screen “Destination Select” will only show up in certain conditions. It doesn’t matter much, just continue. Do not change the default location.

Vimalin install destination select

Select destination for software install

The “installation type” screen shows you what is going to be installed. Click “Install” to continue and start with the actual installtion

VImalin install now

Start installation of Vimalin files on disk

The installer then asks for your password. It needs your password, so that it can install the worker process which runs in the background.

The worker process eventually is what schedules your backups and takes care of the actual backup even when you do not have the Vimalin application running.


You get this screen when the installation was a success:


Installation of Vimalin succeeded

After that you will find the Vimalin app under Applications. When you start it you should get the following welcome screen.

As you can see the backup functionality is enabled and no backups have yet been scheduled.

Next up is: Configuring Vimalin – Set a backup Target