Bandwidth Efficient Internet Backup using Rsync
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.
Easily achieve fully automated, set-and-forget and secure offsite backups using the proven and popular Rsync protocol. Internet backups are perfect as an extra layer of data protection in addition to backing up locally for Disaster Recovery.
Combined with BackupAssist's easy to configure UI, powerful email reporting and VSS support, BackupAssist for Rsync allows you to take advantage of the world's most widely deployed in-file delta remote backup protocol in an easy-to-use Windows based application.
BackupAssist for Rsync also offers the added advantages of AES-256 encryption for military-grade security, automatic data compression and it's fully 'cloud' ready. You can backup to any Rsync cloud provider you choose, including Amazon S3 Rsync, or RSync.net. (Or easily set up your own Rsync Server for self-hosted backups.)
Industry standard Rsync protocol
Using an industry standard backup method gives you:
- Proven backup technology, developed for over 10 years and deployed on millions of computers
- Maximum interoperability and compatibility
- Over the wire encryption when using Rsync over SSH
- Backup to any local, remote or cloud hosted Rsync server
Easy setup and monitoring
BackupAssist makes it easy to set up your Rsync jobs:
- Fully managed in our intuitive User Interface
- Easily define which files & directories to backup
- Backup local files or network files
- Specify file exclusions (e.g. *.mp3) to save space
- Saves time: no messing with complex command line parameters, manual scripting, cygwin versions
- Overcomes the Windows limitation on 253 character filenames
Monitoring the ongoing success of your backups is even easier thanks to the email reporting feature that emails you at the conclusion of each backup.
Easy scheduling and backup history
You can set up BackupAssist to run in one of two modes:
- Simple mirror — where your backup device contains an up-to-date mirror of your original file system
- Backup with history — where a range of backups and version history are available (such as Monday–Friday, Week 1–Week 4 etc). The transparent single-instance-store means that unchanged files are only stored once, saving space and making the backups faster.
Of course, this is all managed behind the scenes by BackupAssist!
Advanced features for reliability
BackupAssist also provides more advanced features, such as
- NTFS metadata: NTFS streams, such as alternate data streams and security data, will be saved to a separate file on the backup destination and then added back to the file as part of the restore process when using the BackupAssist Restore Console.
- Bandwidth throttling
- Automatic retries on network drop out
- VSS support — open files and VSS applications (Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint)
- Backup reports that can be emailed to the system administrator
- Run scripts before and after the backup
- Exact file backups including NTFS security and attributes
You can choose where to host your data
Unlike virtually all other remote backup solutions, BackupAssist's solution allows you unparalleled flexibility in choosing where to host your data. Basically, any Rsync Server can be used to host data:
- Internally hosted — at a different branch office, to the boss' home
- Externally hosted — at a 3rd party data center, Amazon, or one of our recommended hosting partners
- Windows or Linux machines
- Selected NAS devices can be used for a turnkey solution (read more)