Designed specifically for the needs of SMEs, the BackupAssist Cloud Offsite Add-on delivers fully automated, offsite Windows Server cloud backup, with guaranteed yearly, monthly, weekly and daily restore points, and a host of data security features. Supports Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and private cloud options.
What's in it for you
Enhanced cyber-resilience with multiple eggs in multiple baskets
The ever growing problem of hacking and sabotage means that attackers can delete backups and install ransomware.
Don’t be a victim. Keep multiple backups – multiple eggs in multiple baskets – to be cyber-resilient.
Helps you comply with data handling laws, such as HIPAA, GDPR, PIPEDA
The Cloud Offsite Add-on secures your backup data with client-side AES-256 encryption. Even if the cloud container is breached, the leaked data is gibberish without the decryption key.
Put your existing internet connection to good use
Now you can put that connection to good use by running cloud offsite backups.
With advanced features like throttling, resilient transfers and bandwidth saving, it runs silently in the background.
How is it different
There are a myriad of cloud offsite backup options available. They vary greatly in price and features.
So what makes our server cloud backup software ideal?
Businesses have much higher requirements than consumers, so here are two compelling reasons to choose us.
Reason 1: We take data handling and security seriously
You chose where your data gets stored - public or private cloud.
With our “bring your own storage” approach, you have 100% control over where you put your backup data.
Deduplication and compression.
We save your storage costs and bandwidth by performing client-side deduplication and compression. On typical installations, it can reduce the storage space required by 71%!
Not only will your backups run faster, but you’ll pay less in hosting costs.
Fully insulated client-side encryption.
In contrast, many cloud backup hosts will use AES in “convergent” mode, which reduces security and pools encrypted data across tenants to save space.
Reason 2: The recovery is reliable and simple
Full VSS application support.
In order to properly back up applications like Exchange, Hyper-V and SQL, your backup software needs to properly integrate with VSS so that data snapshots are consistent.
The Cloud Offsite Add-on does this for both backup and restore, so the integrity of your data is assured.
Business-grade data retention.
Many businesses need to keep a “system of record”, or guaranteed restore points to satisfy regulatory compliance such as SOX.
Simply use the Cloud Offsite Add-on’s Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) scheme to achieve a variety of yearly, monthly, weekly and daily restore points.
Integrated with the BackupAssist Classic Restore Console
You get all the benefits of automated offsite backups with the ease-of-use of the BackupAssist Classic Restore Console.
How it works
When a backup starts, all files and applications are snapshotted using the Windows VSS infrastructure, which provides file and application consistency.
The same happens at restore time – applications are consistently restored through the VSS infrastructure.
Our cloud offsite technology:
Version history is maintained according to your data retention scheme.
When data is no longer needed, the appropriate chunks are automatically deleted from your cloud destination.
This frees up space and reducing hosting costs.
Where there is too much data to send over the Internet in the first full backup, cloud seeding comes to the rescue.
Do your first backup to a removable hard drive using our Cloud Seeding Tool, and then send it to your cloud provider.
Using the Cloud Offsite Add-on is a piece of cake.
Click Cloud Backup
Choose the Cloud storage
Seed the backup
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes it is.
If you only want to run cloud offsite backups, then you can purchase our Cloud Offsite Backup Standalone edition. This is a lower-priced alternative to purchasing BackupAssist Classic + Cloud Offiste Add-on.
Running the standalone edition comes with the following pros and cons:
– You don’t get full bare-metal recovery or the other cyber-resilience protections in BackupAssist Classic
– The standalone edition cannot run with other add-ons, such as Hyper-V Advanced Backup, Exchange Granular Restore, SQL Continuous Backup.
You can check out the pricing of the standalone and add-on editions of Cloud Offiste Backup on our pricing page.
Unfortunately we do not.
- Our Windows Server cloud backup technology is a file-based backup, meaning it can back up files and VSS applications (Exchange, SQL, Hyper-V). It does not support full machine recovery.
- Based on most company’s disaster recovery procedures and requirements, it would take too long to download a complete server image anyway.
Therefore we recommend performing drive imaging backups as the primary backup for BMDR, and using the Cloud Offsite Add-on as a secondary layer of protection.
We recommend using this add-on as a secondary backup. The strengths of this add-on are:
- It works silently in the background, delivering protection
- When combined with a private-cloud destination, it can be implemented with very little cost, as you are simply using existing infrastructure.
- The guaranteed historical restore points offered by the Grandfather-Father-Son scheme complement the “most-recent” restore points offered by drive imaging.
Therefore, you can get the best of both worlds, and enhanced cyber-resilience, with both a primary (drive imaging) and secondary (cloud offsite) backup.
The cloud offsite add-on supports the WebDAV protocol. This enables you to set up your own cloud end-point, which can be any of these options:
Public cloud – Amazon S3
Public cloud – Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
Public cloud – any provider that supports the WebDAV protocol
Private cloud – a Windows or Linux (Ubuntu & CentOS) machine, configured for WebDAV
Private cloud – any NAS that supports WebDAV, such as QNAP and Synology
Instructions on how to set up private cloud destinations are here: https://www.backupassist.com/support/en/references/cloud-resources/private-cloud.htm
Please refer to our Help Portal documentation, at https://www.backupassist.com/support/en/Search.htm?q=seeding