There are some important changes in the world of data backup, specifically regarding the exceptional product that many of you have come to rely on – iDrive. As your dedicated IT professional consultant, it is my responsibility to keep you informed about...
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The best data backup software 2022. We began testing IDrive early on way back in 2002. Backup tools were really beginning to blossom, faster than we could keep up on reviewing, analyzing, testing, documenting, and publishing. Well today is no different, there are now literally hundreds of backup / restoration application programs available.
In this article, we’re going to review IDrive. We like IDrive for the price point and the array of advanced features it offers. It is relatively easy to Install, configure and mange. IDrive offers “In Cloud”, “Local On Premise/Your External Drive” and complete “System Image” configurations. One can back up several types of Data from PC / Mac systems to SQL databases, WordPress websites and any cloud storage provider data. E.g. Google Drive, Office365 and other cloud apps.
All of your backup data is under one web console. Very handy regardless of the number of devices, users, or data size.
Drive® e2 is a new add-on with fast, reliable, and affordable object storage solution with S3 API compatibility. It is an ideal solution for a second copy in the cloud, off-site disaster recovery, an active and accessible data archive, or long-term storage. While it is supports what most Amazon S3 API’s it does not support the following:
- Bucket/Object ACL (Alternatively, use bucket policies while creating an access key)
- Bucket specific CORS (By default, CORS is enabled in all the buckets)
- BucketAnalytics, BucketMetrics, BucketLogging
As an Authorized Reseller we have been recommending, configuring, and managing IDrive online backup data protection for over 8 years now. We know firsthand how IDrive is rock solid backup and ransom-ware protection. A trustworthy online backup and sync solution for home users, nomad workers small businesses and enterprise workloads.
A recent Forrester report suggested that businesses are not protecting their computers and remote offices sufficiently. The lack of no backup or external drive scenario is prone to a lot of catastrophes such as loss due to theft or just plain data loss. Always use the 3to1 rule at a minimum for your data backup scenarios.
IDrive’s commitment to enhance user experience improves on a regular basis. Every feature of IDrive has been considered keeping in mind the view that IDrive backups should be simple and a ‘no-brainer’.
Backups, once scheduled, commence automatically and you can monitor the status of backups via an online dashboard, notifications on your devices or e-mail notifications. The backup and sync display full and accurate progress reporting. You are notified upon successful completion of operations.
Data Backup and Restore:
- Mobile Android and iOS
- Multiple Devices
- WordPress via Updraft Plus Plugin.
- Most cloud applications data.
IDrive is ‘software as a service’ cloud data backup and offers complete system image backups.
IDrive is available as a downloadable desktop client utility. Backup PC’s, Mac, Servers, MS SQL, MS Exchange, VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Oracle, and Linux.
I can tell you firsthand IDrive backup and most importantly restores files with excellent results. Many other backup offerings appear to backup, however restoring intact files can be a much different scenario. Always test restoring your data on a regular basis.
If you suffer a system crashes or ransomware attack, just go to your account on IDrive where your files are there for reading, downloading or restoring and IDrive is FAST! Plus you can get IDrive Express™ service to securely ship large amounts of data to the IDrive backup center or to you in the event of a disaster and needing a large data restore.
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Enterprise grade data backup for Servers, PC’s & VM’s at a fraction of the cost.
Multiple Device Backup
Backup multiple PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices into a single account.
In addition, data from external hard drives can also be backed up.
Files and folders will be synced in real time across all the devices that you link using Cloud Drive. The Cloud Drive storage does not impact your backup storage and matches your backup storage limit.
Quick backup and retrieval of data in less than a week via physical storage shipment, ensuring no bandwidth usage.
Snapshots and Versioning*
Snapshots provide historical view of data for point-in-time recovery and help protect against ransomware; IDrive retains up to 30 previous versions of all files backed up to your account
Web-based console helps manage data backups, restores, application settings and more, on remote computers.
iPhone, iPad and Android Backup
Access files backed up from PCs and Macs or synced from connected devices; protect mobile data with apps for iOS and Android.
Perform sector-level backup or file-level backup to secure your entire computer and restore the data to its initial state in the event of a disaster.
Powered by IDrive® e2Google Workspace Backup
Secure your entire Google Workspace data from accidental deletion or ransomware attacks with 3 automated backups per day and direct cloud recoveries.
Powered by IDrive® e2Microsoft Office 365 Backup
Enable automated backup for your Microsoft Office 365 users and quickly restore the backed up data in case of accidental deletions, cyber-attacks, and ransomware threats.
Security and Privacy
Transfer and store files with 256-bit AES encryption using a user-defined key that is not stored anywhere on the servers.
Continuous Data Protection
IDrive automatically recognizes the modified parts of files and backs them up.
Incremental and compressed backups will ease network bandwidth by transferring the modified portions of a file.
Search and restore files from the desktop application or via any browser; provision to recover deleted files from Trash within a period of 30 days.
Bare Metal Recovery
Perform image-based backup of your computers and local servers to new hardware with bare metal restore functionality. IDrive BMR enables you to backup the entire data stored in the hard disk; including the operating system (OS), application configurations and network drives.
IDrive BMR PRO – backup of your computers, local servers and virtual machines to a BMR
No data is deleted from the IDrive online account until you manually delete or run ‘Archive Cleanup’ to match your computer data to your account.
Download, install and run IDrive Online Backup
Schedule backups of your data periodically or enable immediate backup.
Get the work done for you and make sure it is set up right with a South Bay Computer Solutions training overview session.
We offer 1 yr 5TB backup and remote installation, configuration and training starting at $189
Why Choose IDrive Online Data Backup?
- 5 GB for Free For Life – Larger accounts start at 2 TB cloud storage, plus 2TB sync space. You can back up an unlimited number of devices into one account.
- Military Grade Security – We use 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key.
- Sub-accounts – Create unlimited sub-accounts within your storage space and monitor via a centralized administrator console.
- Server And Database Backup – Backup SQL, Exchange, Hyper-V, SharePoint, Oracle, Office 365 Mailbox, VMware, and Linux servers.
- IDrive® Thin Client – Deploy the IDrive® Thin Client application on your computers with minimal configuration and enable data backup via the web.
- Manage Computers – Manage data backups, restores, application settings, etc., on your distant computers via a web-based console.
- IDrive ExpressTM – Quickly backup and restore data via physical shipment of the Express device. The service is free 3X a year for business users.
- Single Sign-On – Configure your IDrive® Enterprise account for SSO with any IdP of your choice and enable hassle-free sign-ins.
- Business Compliance – Assistance to comply with regulations like HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, GDPR, and SEC/FINRA
Need help? We can assist via a remote support session and telephone call.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (424) 532-1633 for assistance.