SolarWinds Backup Archiving and Versioning

Store your data long-term and set variable retention policies

Archiving and Versioning


For businesses that fall under regulations like HIPAA in the United States or similar regulations in other countries, data archiving may be a compliance requirement. But even if your company isn’t regulated, strong data archiving is still a good practice.

The cloud storage in SolarWinds® Backup is set up with a mechanism to clean data after a default retention period. You can set a minimum number of file versions to maintain, so you won’t get stuck depending on a single version of an important file.



  • Granular data selection: Whether it’s a file, folder, application, client operating system, or a complete server, SolarWinds Backup lets you select exactly what data needs to be archived and for how long.
  • Comprehensive platform support: With support for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware, and Hyper-V, SolarWinds Backup is built to handle almost any network. We also archive application data from Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Exchange, and SharePoint.
  • Encryption: Backup data is encrypted, in transit and at rest, using AES 256-bit encryption.
  • Security and privacy: Encryption keys can be automatically generated, or you can choose private-key encryption, accessible only by the authorized user.
  • Custom archiving: Additionally, you can keep backup data beyond the default retention period by creating a custom archive schedule.