Storegrid™ Features: Backup

High Performance Backup

Storegrid™ offers a cross-platform and high performance backup solution that protects your system, data, files and applications in both physical and virtual environments – all managed through a single pane of glass.

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, makes MySQL database backups 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.

Single solution for all types of backups

Storegrid™ can be your single solution for all your backup needs – may it be backing your Virtual Machines, Databases, Applications or files. There are no additional plugins or add-ons to install. It all just works out of the box.

Bare Metal Backup and Restore (BMR) with P2V

Storegrid™’s BMR capabilities provide you the complete solution to efficiently do point in time restore of the entire machine. Storegrid™ supports image backup of specific volumes or entire disk. The backup image (VHD) can also be instantaneously booted up as a Hyper-V virtual machine. StoreGrid also supports conversion of the backup image into a VMware Virtual image (VMDK).

Backs up changed blocks alone

Storegrid™’s Intelli-Delta technology makes sure that only changed blocks of the modified files are backed up during incremental backups.

Continue where it left off

Within a file backup, Storegrid™’s keeps track at the block level of data that has been already uploaded. In case of an interruption in the connectivity to the backup server, StoreGrid automatically resumes its backup exactly from where it left off once the connectivity to the backup server is established.

Efficient file tracking

Storegrid™ uses Windows Directory Monitoring Service to keep track of the files that have been newly added or modified since the last backup. During the next incremental backup, it just reads these files and not the entire disk to identify what has to be backed up.

Backup open files

Storegrid™ uses Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to create a snapshot of files before backing up. Storegrid™ can therefore even backup files that are open by other applications. Also using the VSS service, Storegrid™ ensures that the files are in consistent state during backup.

On-the-fly compression and encryption

Storegrid™’s file backup solution doesn’t copy the files to another location before backing up. Storegrid™ reads the files, identifies the changes blocks, compresses and encrypts the data on the fly making it very efficient.

No limit on the size of the file it can backup

Since Storegrid™ reads the file and backs up directly to the backup server without first dumping it to another location, there is absolutely no restriction on the size of the file that it can backup,even when compression and encryption are enabled.

Automated multiple backup scheduling

Storegrid™ supports weekly, daily, hourly and continuous automatic scheduling of data backups. The backup jobs can be configured to run one after the other or multiple jobs can be scheduled to run at the same time.

Synthetic Full Backups

Over a period of time, the amount of content that has changed in a file since its initial full backup could grow, making the incremental backups larger and larger. Storegrid™ can automatically limit the size of incremental by running a synthetic full backup of the file based on a user set limit. Thereafter, the incremental of the file will be only the changed data with respect to the last synthetic full and not with respect to the initial full backup of the file.

Flexible backup retention policies

Storegrid™ retention policies for the backup data can be configured based on the number of versions. Separate retention policies can be set for delete files and folders.

Backup network and NAS drives

Storegrid™ can backup files from any external drives – mapped network drives, NAS drives etc. As long as the user is able to access the files from any of these sources,Storegrid™ will also be able to back them up.

Backup Virtual Machines

Storegrid™ can be installed in virtual machines running any of the supported OSes (Windows, Linux) to back up the data from the virtual machines. StoreGrid can also backup the entire virtual machine in VMware.

Inbuilt Integrity Check

Storegrid™’s data integrity check makes sure that the data is stored exactly as it left the source machine that is backed up. If the integrity check fails due to data corruption during the transfer of data, StoreGrid makes sure the data is retransmitted.

Propriety format for efficient backup storage

Storegrid™ stores backup data in its propriety consolidated file format. This makes StoreGrid highly efficient and scalable under heavy concurrent backup load even while backing up huge number of small files. The storage format also makes sure the search and retrieval of backups are very efficient for restores.