DBSBackup Features


DBSBackup Online Backup is a complete endpoint backup solution for Windows. It comes complete with everything you need and can run on inexpensive hardware.

Backs up Everything – DBSBackup can back up and restore Files, Folders, Volumes, Drives, Hyper-V VMs, VMWare VMs, Databases, Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, System State and more.  You can select the type of backup you want to perform.

Redundant Backup – DBSBackup provides an extra layer of security by replicating all backups sent to our backup server on our cloud server.

Local and Offsite Backups – DBSBackup can send backups to (and do restores from) our remote backup server, your third party Cloud service or your local storage devices. Restores done from local storage take place at full local network speed.

Set it and Forget it – DBSBackup is designed to operate automatically after it is configured and installed. The endpoint software sends backups of your data on a schedule that you define.

Secure – Backups are stored on the DBSBackup Server fully encrypted and compressed. The encryption key is known only to the end user. It is impossible for the Server operator to decrypt and view end user files unless the end user discloses the encryption key.

Advanced Scheduling – Backups can be scheduled by day of week, day of month, calendar day, daily, on demand, and several times a day.

Configurable File Retention Policy – The Endpoint can set File Retention Policy to keep files on the DBSBackup server for a number of days after they have been deleted from the Endpoint computer. This can range from one day to ten years. It can also set a number of versions of files to keep, regardless of the age of the files. Files are deleted from the DBSBackup server as they expire, oldest first.

Keep Latest Version – This feature keeps the most recent version of a file regardless the other file retention settings. For example, assume you have set files to purge after they are 30 days old. If you only have a single copy of a file within that time frame, and you do not select this option, that file will be erased when its age is over 30 days. If you select this option, that file will be retained regardless of its age until a more recent one appears at the Server.

Multiple Backup Sets – DBSBackup can maintain an unlimited number of Backup Sets. Backup Sets are groups of files with the same File Retention Policy, Backup Schedule, Backup Method, and many other options. This allows users to (for example) back up more important files more often, or to archive some files for years and not others.

Resume Failed Backups Automatically – Backups that fail because of a lost Internet connection, a power failure, or some other interruption are automatically resumed at the point they stopped within sixty seconds without any loss of data. The software will retry the backup every sixty seconds throughout the Backup Window. If it cannot resume the backup within the time allotted by the Backup Window, it will resume during the next scheduled backup.

Backup Types – DBSBackup can be set to perform various types of backups.

Full Backups – Always performs full file backups of all selected files and folders.

Incremental Backups – Backs up only files that have been changed or added since the last backup, toggles the Archive Bit.

Differential Backups – Backs up only files that have been changed or added since the last full backup, does not toggle the Archive Bit.

BitBackup – BitBackup is a special kind of backup that can back up and restore only the changed pieces of files. Sometimes called “Sub File Backup,” BitBackup can significantly reduce the amount of storage space required at the Server, and the backup time as well – sometimes by as much as 98%. Another benefit of BitBackup is that it maintains a Local Data Store at the Endpoint-side. The Local Data Store is a complete copy of the very latest version of backed up files, stored locally, at the Endpoint’s location. DBSBackup’s support staff will assist you in determining if and when to use BitBackup.

Advanced File Selection Methods – The software can be set to determine which files need to be backed up using the Archive Bit, the modified date and time as compared with the date and time of the most recent backup of each file, or DBSBackup’s proprietary FastPick method.

Easy Disaster Recovery – In the event of a loss of data due to catastrophic hardware failure, the Disaster Recovery feature will automatically restore the Endpoint software’s setup options and the most recent backup quickly and easily.

Virtual Full Restore – The software can automatically compile a full restore from a series of incremental backups across multiple backup sets and sessions. This feature significantly reduces or eliminates the need for periodic full backups.

Restore has Advanced Search Capabilities – The Restore interface contains advanced search features that can search across backup sets and sessions by date (before, between, after), by Backup Set, by drive and folder, and by file and folder names or parts of names, and can include wildcards.

Open Files – Back up files that are open and in use by other applications.

Delete from Server – This feature lets you search and delete files from the Server by date or file type, or by file name. It is good for cleaning out old files that don’t need to be saved, speeding up backups and restores, and saving disk space on the Server. Without this feature, files are deleted from the Server according to the rules you set for File Retention Policy.

Internet and Local Network Support – DBSBackup will run over any TCP/IP network – local or Internet.

Auto Updates – The DBSBackup Server can automatically update its Endpoint software when  software updates are available.

Mapped Drive Support – This feature allows the software to back up data from mapped drives. Without this feature, it will back up only drives directly attached to the computer it runs on.

Web Restore – This feature allows restoring Endpoint data from a web site, using any web browser, without the Endpoint software installed. All Web Restore agents send files fully encrypted and files are only decrypted after they reach the Endpoint

Stand Alone Restore Agents – The two Stand Alone Restore Agents are very small programs that can restore Endpoints’ data without installing the Endpoint software. One of them restores files from a disk drive, and the other restores from the Web. Each contain all the information specific to the DBSBackup Server (like login, IP address or domain name, port numbers, etc) necessary to connect and restore. Users only need to enter their username and password and Encryption Key (or use their Key File) to restore their data. The restore agents automatically uninstall and remove themselves after they have been used to restore files, making them safe for public computers.