Backing up your files is one of the most important areas of computing, and yet often one of the most neglected. There are various ways that you can backup your files, and for an individual user it is often reasonably straight forward to backup onto a DVD or other external medium. When it comes to backing up the files of hundreds or even thousands of users the story is quite different.
Responding to the needs of one of our customers, Opendium developed a backup server which is simple in design, very easy to use and provides quick and easy access to restore missing files.
The server is carefully designed to require only the resources of an incremental backup, whilst presenting each backup set to the user as if it were a full backup, automatically making unchanged files from older bakups available as well as changes from recent backups. The effect of this is that you can find the backup set from last week and restore a file directly from it over the network, without having to juggle tapes or other media - it is as simple as drag and drop.
Many organisations have networks spread accross several buildings; our systems allow you to place the backup server in any of these. With the backups housed in a separate building to the machines being backed up you gain the benefits of offsite backups without the added costs. Should you require additional security of fully off-site backups, our system has built-in support for automatic replication of the backups to another server elsewhere in the world.