Manually deploying backup agents to hundreds of servers or workstations can be time consuming. Auto deployment makes the process fast and easy—saving you time. From the main Backup dashboard, click the Add button. Choose the data source you want to protect—servers or workstations—and select the customer whose devices you’re deploying. Simply select the automatic deployment option and the applicable Backup profile, and you’ll be provided with a download installation package unique to that device.
While SolarWinds Backup is a cloud-first solution, that doesn’t have to mean cloud-only. Our LocalSpeedVault feature creates an automatically synchronized local copy of your backups using an existing network share or the hardware of your choice. This allows for data recovery over the LAN instead of the WAN.
It’s important to note that the SolarWinds Backup process is not dependent upon LocalSpeedVault, which eliminates a single point of failure you may find with other vendors’ backup appliances, which aggregate all backups before sending them to the cloud. Because our encrypted, deduplicated backups go directly to the cloud from each device, LocalSpeedVault is optional, but highly recommended for the fastest possible recovery.
You can set up LocalSpeedVault as part of the Backup profile, or add it at any time.
A growing number of industries are subject to data retention requirements, and even where this is not the case, data archiving is good business practice. By using this feature, you’ll be better prepared to respond to any data discovery or legal hold requests that may arise.
You can set up archiving from the local Backup Manager. Just click on the Preferences tab, select Archiving, and define what you want to archive, and how often.
Since SolarWinds Backup typically bills based on the amount of data selected for protection, not based on the amount of cloud storage consumed, your bill won’t change as archives and restore points grow, making SolarWinds Backup a better and better value as time passes.
Carrie Reber is senior product marketing manager for SolarWinds MSP.