The Backup tab is used to create, manage and monitor backups and backup jobs. The options available are accessed from the Backup tab's Home page.
Create a New Backup Job
This selection is used to create backup jobs. Below is an overview of the backup types available and what they can be used for.
BackupAssist provides a suite of backup types that support VSS, encryption, and incremental backups. The type of backup job that is best for you will depend on what you’re backing up, your backup destination, and your restore and recovery requirements. This section provides an easy to use backup selection guide.
System Protection backup
|Required for||Only System Protection can create a backup that can be used for a bare-metal recovery.|
|Bare-metal backups and system recovery|
|Recommended for||System Protection creates an image backup of the files and settings required to restore a server application, as well as selected files. It uses block level imaging and is better at handling large files.|
|Exchange Server backups|
|SQL Server Backups|
|Hyper-V Server backups|
|Large file backups|
Cloud Backup (requires the Cloud Backup add-on)
|Required for||Cloud Backup allows you to use a cloud service provider, which is ideal for businesses looking to save on storage costs. Cloud storage is affordable, scalable and secure, and has a high level of availability. The cloud storage services supported are Microsoft Azure and Amazon S3.|
|Using third party cloud storage|
|Backing up files and folders|
|Required for||File Protection is a simple backup option for backing up data to a local drive, removable drive or network destination, including NAS and iSCSI. It also allows you to back up to your own private / local cloud using rsync.|
|Rsync host destinations (Cloud Backup add-on)|
|Easy to use file replication backups|
|Required for||File Archiving zips up your data into a single, backup file. This saves disk space for data that gains from compression. It is also the only backup type that can back up to a standalone tape drive.|
|Using a tape device (Tape Archiving add-on)|
|Backing up files & folders to a single compressed file|
SQL Server Protection (requires the SQL Continuous add-on)
|Required for||SQL Protection can back up database changes throughout the day (at 5 minute or greater intervals). These backups can be used to restore individual databases to a specific point-in-time, or an entire SQL server (including the Master Database).|
|Transactional SQL backups|
|Point in time SQL database restores|
Manage Backup Jobs
This option allows you to manually run backup jobs and edit a backup job's configurations. To learn more, see Manage : Overview
Monitor Running Backups
This options allows you to watch the progress of a backup job as it runs. To learn more, see Notifications
View Backup Reports
This options allows you to view past backup reports for all backup jobs. To learn more, see BackupAssist's reports
The option provides a link to the CryptoSafeGuard Settings
Run CryptoSafeGuard Scan
This option allows you to manually scan a system for potential ransomware, and to whitelist any files that give a false positive response, without running a backup job.
When you select this button, it will open the Manual Scan dialog and allow you to select the files and folders to scan. Selecting the Scan button will start the scan.
When a backup job runs for the first time with CryptoSafeGuard enabled, you may get false-positive detections. During the grace period you will only get warnings for flagged files. After 3 clean scans in a row the grace period will end, and any false positives or live detections will result in all backup jobs being blocked. If the backup selections are changed, the grace period will restart.
If you have a lot of data or multiple jobs, it may be easier to run a single manual scan to check the entire system and whitelist any false positives before your back jobs run.