Rsync Internet Backup
Backup files across the internet to an offsite location like a data center or a cloud provider.
Unlocking the flexibility of remote backups
Rsync saves money, adds flexibility and provides an extra protection layer to your back up solution.
Rsync is perfect for situations like:
- An employee working from home who needs to back up important company data
- A roaming employee who needs to back up information gathered on the road
- When your remote site backs up to head office
- When you want to back up critical data directly to a data center
- You've just bought cloud storage instead of purchasing hardware
Use in-house or third-party Rsync destinations
Rsync is simple to use - all you need is a destination that supports the Rsync protocol and you can restore your data any time using BackupAssist.
Create your own Rsync host
Creating an Rsync host is easy. Simply set up Rsync on a Windows or Linux machine or a supported NAS device.
Use a cloud storage or remote storage provider
If your cloud storage provider supports Rsync then you can use this as a destination for your backups. Due to the popularity of Amazon's S3 storage, BackupAssist even has an S3 Rsync destination option that contains configuration fields specifically for Amazon S3.
Efficient, fast and secure
The safety of your data and the use of your bandwidth are critical considerations when backing up across the internet. For this reason, BackupAssist's Rsync Add-on includes both data efficiency and security features.
- Encrypt data at your backup destination
- Over-the-wire encryption with Rsync over SSH
- Compression of all data packets sent across the internet
- Bandwidth throttling
- Automatic retries on a network drop out
- Exclude file types (e.g. *.mp3) to save space
Easy to use backups and restores
Backups made easy
When you use File Protection to create an Rsync backup, the wizard steps you through the process of selecting the data to back up, the destination and the backup schedule that you want to use. You can even set up email notifications using a managed recipients list.
Restores made easy
The BackupAssist Restore Console makes the restore process easy. Multiple backups can be searched and single backups can be browsed, all in the same intuitive interface. Select the data you want to restore and the restore destination, and let BackupAssist do the rest.
For information on getting the most out of Rsync visit our Video Presentations page.
BackupAssist for Rsync
- Supported Microsoft OS
Windows Server (2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003);
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
File Protection based backups (in-file delta) to any Rsync server. VSS support.
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