The Onguard Remote Backup software client can backup open files, and to do this utilizes Window’s Volume Shadow Copy Service, or VSS for short. In most cases, VSS is able to take a snapshot of open files, which the Onguard Remote Backup client then uses to perform the scheduled backup. Some specific programs, such as […]
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Backing up Microsoft SQL databases for backup is straightforward. If you manually select the .MDF and .LDF database files, the Onguard backup client will automatically use the SQL Server VSS writer to back up the databases. You can also open the client, and then on the Backup->Selections tab open the tree browser for “VSS System […]
Onguard Backup allows multiple computers to backup to the same account, and it allows each computer to restore data from any of the computers backed up to its account. There are times when a computer crashes and is replaced with a new one, and one wishes for the new computer to resume the backups of […]
Onguard Backup allows you to control where you backup to, whether it’s to a local hard drive or our remote storage vault by going to the Backup->Settings tab. For example, you can specify whether you would like to backup to a local folder in addition to backing up to a remote server, as well as […]
The E-Mail tab allows you to configure the client to send you e-mails after each backup, as well as tell your backup host when you would like to be alerted if your client does not connect to the backup server to send data (or it connects but doesn’t send any data). To configure the client […]
You can modify where temporary files are created and where logs are stored (and for how long) on Backup->Settings tab: Similarly you can specify how many days of logs to preserve in the above folder on that same tab using the following control: The temporary folder is used as temporary scratch working space to do […]
There are some advanced settings you may wish to take advantage of on the Backup->Settings tab. Onguard Remote Backup compresses files before backing them up. The default compression level is 5 (medium) which is roughly equivalent to the same amount of compression you will see with utilities such as zip using their defaults. A value […]
The Monitor tab presents you with easy to visualize views of your backups and restores.
The Windows Disk Images tab allows you to perform a full bare metal recovery of your computer. Bare metal backup saves your current system state at the time the backup is run, allowing you to quicky go back to a point in time before an issue occurred. Onguard Remote Backup leverages the wbadmin command that […]