eSilo's backup agents provide simple navigation, schedule management and drag-n-drop backups.
As shown in the application screenshot below, eSilo has a simple file tree interface
allowing you to check off the files/folders for backup or restore. Files can also be dragged and dropped
between the "Local Files" and "My Silo" trees.
The backup agent applications are normally used to create backup schedules
or to perform restores. Backup schedules are what make eSilo hands free.
The eSilo backup agents were designed to have a very small impact on your computer. A
scheduled backup uses about 6% of your CPU and an average of 4 MB RAM. Most customers do
not notice when a scheduled backup is running. To avoid fragmenting your disk drive, backup
agents do not use your disk drive for temporary storage. Instead, the files to backup are read
into RAM, compressed
and then sent to our
The Standard edition is designed to backup mapped drives and is normally used on workstations and laptops,
although it can be used on servers. The computer must remain logged in during the backup.
The Server edition can execute backups while the computer is logged out of Windows. It can
be used on workstations as well, despite its name, but is more commonly used for servers that
remain logged out for security reasons. This edition cannot backup mapped drives.
The Exchange edition is a special Microsoft Exchange plugin that talks directly with
the exchange server. You are presented with a list of mailboxes, and their contents,
to select for backup. You have the ability to restore individual emails, contacts, calendar
entries or any other type of exchange item. The exchange server continues to run while a
backup is occuring. There is no downtime.
The Unix & Linux edition has been tested on Linux 2.2 kernels and above. If
you have a platform not currently supported, eSilo will assign a software engineer to provide
you with an agent. There is no Graphical Interface for this edition. Schedules are conf files
and cron is used to fire backups.