Storegrid™ Features: Applications

Application Aware Disaster Recovery

Storegrid™ supports backing up data from several applications like Exchange, MS SQL, SharePoint Servers, MySQL databases and cPanel Server. On top of this, Storegrid™ also support user plugins where scripts could be written to first extract the data from the applications to be backed up and then automatically backing up that data.

cPanel and Plesk Server Backup with granular domain level restore

Storegrid™ installed in a cPanel and Plesk Servers can backup the websites (domains) on a shared web hosting. Storegrid™ backs up the entire home directory, MySQL databases and offers a fine granular restore of the cPanel and Plesk accounts. You can also recover all the accounts in a single click in case of server crash or recover specific accounts.

Exchange Server Backup

Storegrid™ supports backing up all versions of Exchange server – Exchange 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000. Storegrid™ efficiently backs up Exchange server using Exchange Server APIs without impacting the live server. Storegrid™ supports backup of storage groups in entirety, as well as individual databases within the storage groups. Backing up databases individually provides greater storage management flexibility. For example, critical databases might be backed up more frequently.

Storegrid™ can run differential and incremental log backup of Exchange Server. Storegrid™ also supports Synthetic Full Backup where complete full [backup] dump of the selected databases and all necessary log files is done but only the changed data with respect to the previous full backup /synthetic full backup is uploaded to the backup server. This is useful to keep the number incremental log files under limit and yet not having to run full backups frequently.

Exchange Mailbox Backup and Mail Level Restore

Storegrid™ can back up users’ mailboxes from an Exchange Sever. It can backup at a folder level. You can backup all the data of a particular user (mailbox) or you can backup just a folder (like for example the inbox of an user) or you could backup a sub-folder (like for example, a sub-folder in the inbox).

Storegrid™ can also restore individual emails into the Exchange server.

SQL Server Backup

Storegrid™ supports backup of Microsoft SQL servers. Storegrid™ uses VDI API to backup database(s). Storegrid™ supports Full, Differential and Transaction Log backups. Full backup backs up the entire database. Differential backup backs up only modified extents since the previous full backup. And Transaction log backup backs up the active portion and truncates the inactive portion of the transaction log.

SharePoint Server Backup

Storegrid™ supports site-collection level backup of SharePoint versions SPS2003/WSS2.0, MOSS2007/WSS3.0 and MS SharePoint 2010. Storegrid™ uses SharePoint server APIs to backup SharePoint site-collections. Storegrid™ uploads just the changed data during the incremental backups.

MySQL backup

Storegrid™ supports backup of MySQL databases. Storegrid™ supports Full and Incremental MySQL database backups while data is online and accessible and yet the data backed up is always consistent. Full backup type backs up the entire MySQL database. Incremental backup type backs up only modified extents since the previous Full backup.