Backup Agents

Standard Edition

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.

Server Edition

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.

Exchange Edition

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 occurring. There is no downtime.

Linux/Unix Edition

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.

Backups and Restores Made Simple by Design.

eSilo has backup agents that provide simple navigation, schedule management and drag-n-drop backups. As shown in the application screenshot, 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. Email backup reports give eSilo users a detailed overview of all agent backups across their storage silo.

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, encrypted and then sent to our Tier 1 data centers.

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