Synology and the Single Access Tool – Active Backup for Server
Active Backup for Server simplifies setup and reduces management cost for organizations, allowing all backup jobs in the network to be monitored from a single entry point, without having to switch between multiple backup software and interface. Simple deployment and transparent management with the agentless backup solution centralizes Windows and Linux server protection and minimizes deployment as well as management cost.
What is Agentless backup on your Servers?
Agentless backup means that no extra software is required to be installed on the servers, windows and Linux devices you want to backup to your synology NAS. Back up files on a daily basis, without having to install complicated and costly agents on source servers or worry about affecting client performance and agent compatibility. The Centralized management nature also lets you monitor all backup tasks – whether Windows or Linux backup – from a time and task perspective using an advanced histogram tool on the overview page and identify abnormalities at a glance. The backups themselves can be very bespoke indeed. Flexible backup mode with each individual server you backup provide Multi-versioned, mirroring, and incremental modes are provided to meet most frequently required backup needs.
What is a Multi-versioned Backup?
Offers multiple recovery points by creating a new version for each backup run, allowing you to easily recover files from any previous point-in-time.
What is a Mirroring Backup?
Suitable for users that need only the most updated version of their files, as it overwrites the backup on the target based on the changes made to the source.
What is an Incremental Backup?
It can be used for archival purpose, as the backup will be overwritten by the newly added and modified files while keeping the deleted files on the target.
DSM and BTRFS integration on your Active Backup Server Backups
Leveraging the maturity of DSM technologies and supporting encryption as well as Btrfs, Active Backup for Server can greatly enhance data security and storage efficiency. First, there is excellent AES 256bit Encryption. The encryption feature ensures that the data stored in shared folders are strictly confidential as no users can access the content without your private key. Next, many of the Intel CPU based NAS servers arrive Btrfs-ready. For data stored in Btrfs volumes, compression can minimize storage consumption, while data scrubbing can correct major memory or storage errors.
Synolgy Active Backup support Windows and Linux platforms (as well as G Suite and Office 365 supported versions). Active Backup for Servers is developed based on the native protocol of Windows and Linux platform. Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 support. SMB is used to transfer files from Windows servers to your Synology NAS. Taking advantage of Windows VSS integration, the consistency of your backup is ensured. In addition to file backup, Windows ACL can also be backed up, letting you easily restore files and access control at the same time.
Alternatively, you have standard Linux and SMB based server support. Rsync is used to transfer files from Linux servers to your Synology NAS. Taking advantage of Rsync, you can enable block-level transfer, encryption, compression, and bandwidth control, enjoying safe and efficient transfer. In addition to file backup, Linux POSIX ACL can also be backed up. Active Backup for Server is free, offering basic and cost-effective backup solution. The premium edition with advanced features will be released in the future to protect various workloads, enhance data backup, and restore efficiency to fulfil different business needs. However this could potentially be a paid version. Take advantage of Active Backup Server FREE now and try out DSM6.2 now.
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