Storegrid™ Help Introduction

What is Storegrid™ ?

Very simply, Storegrid™ is an extremely versatile Backup Software system that works with your existing hardware!

Storegrid™ literally creates a storage grid from free space on your network. For example, if you have a few PCs connected through a LAN but no backup server, Storegrid™ can create a trusted intranet peer-to-peer backup solution to backup desktop and laptop data -it simply taps into surplus hard disk capacity on PCs in a network and uses this to back up user data.

But say, you did have a backup server (or servers) – Storegrid™ could then be deployed in a conventional client-server mode. Storegrid™ also handles remote online backups easily – ideal if you prefer backing up to a server outside your network.
Like we said, Storegrid™ works with your existing hardware !

But there’s more – Storegrid™ is more than plain vanilla backup. Features include robust data encryption, compression & “versioning” – and all of these are user configurable. Backup schedules can be continuous, at fixed intervals, or at a particular time and day. When you do need to restore your data, you could drill down as deep as you’d like.

Restore everything, just a few folders, or just a few files – its your call! With all this and a detailed reporting engine, you can control your backups the way you want. And yes, all of this at a great price!

How is Storegrid™ different from other backup software?

The difference lies in its flexibility!

Storegrid™ allows the flexibility of multiple deployment modes – use it in Intranet P2P Backup Mode, Client-Server backup mode, or for Remote/Online Backups (or any other configuration we don’t know of).

Since it can be deployed in multiple ways, Storegrid™ can be used by a variety of users.
It works across various operating systems: Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server, Linux RedHat 8.0 & above, Debian 4.0, Mandrake 10.0 & above, SuSE 9.x & above, Mac OS X 10.x and FreeBSD 6.1 & above.
Storegrid™ allows users the flexibility to configure their backups the way they want.

Every network is different. You are different. Your data is different. You need different backups for different data/users/networks – Storegrid™ recognizes this and except for the source code, allows you to configure almost everything else – the way you want!

Storegrid™ is different because it offers all this flexibility without compromising on the basics – your data is well encrypted and password protected, compressed, and best of all – Storegrid™ quietly works without eating into your CPU, thanks to the incremental backup feature.

Storegrid™ Features

1. Data BackupDesktop-Backup Data Backup

  1. Automatically detects changes in files and/or directories and backs up accordingly
  2. Mobile (laptop) users’ data can be backed up immediately as they connect to the LAN
Hot links provided for windows registry backup and windows system files backup, among others
  4. “Versioning” support for backing up multiple versions of the same file
  5. Incremental backups supported: backs up only changes in files and not the entire file every time. This saves bandwidth and time
  6. Supports multiple periodical full backups and incremental backups in between two full backups
  7. Supports MySQL Backup in Linux
Quick restore capability: end users can easily restore their data up to the file level
Optional compression of backed up data possible: saves disk space and network bandwidth
  10. Support for auditing User Operations
  11. Support for non-English PCs


2. Data Security

  1. Desktop-Backup Data SecurityEncryption support provided to protect users’ personal data
Robust encryption based on the “Blowfish” algorithm
  2. Authentication support between Storegrid™ client and server


3. Deployment Flexibility

Desktop-Backup Data SecurityTrusted intranet P2P backup deployment
Typical client-server backup deployment
Remote backup with Storegrid™ server residing outside the intranet
Permutations & combinations of 1,2 and 3


4. Supported Platforms

Desktop-Backup Supported PlatformsStoregrid™ is platform independent and supports the following operating systems :

  1. Windows® Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 / 2003 SBS / 2003 / 2008 Server
  2. Debian Linux 4.0
Mandrake Linux 10.0 and above
  3. RedHat Linux 8.x and above
SuSE Linux 9.x and above
  4. Mac OS X 10.x
FreeBSD 6.1 and above


5. Supported Browsers

Desktop-Backup Supported BrowsersStoregrid™ requires one of the following browsers to be installed in the system :

  1. Internet Explorer 5.5 and above
  2. Firefox 1.0 and above
  3. Netscape 7.0 and above
  4. Opera 7.01 and above
  5. Mozilla 1.5 and above
  6. Safari 1.2.4 and above