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Data collection is a pivotal part of everyday life when living in a digitized world. Whether it's storing photos on your phone, sharing files online, or saving important personal and private information, a large amount of personal information can be accessed through digital devices. However, it is also very easy for that information to be disrupted whether it be by accidental deletion or intentional internet threats. Now more than ever it is essential for those storing information online to ensure that files, photos, documents, and all else are backed up and secured properly to avoid data loss.
A data backup is a copy or archive of important information stored on your devices. This is utilized to restore the original information if a data loss is to occur. This loss can have many forms like:
This is why it essential to backup data. With a backup solution in place, organizations can have a secure place to store important information and archive necessary documents. If any data gets lost or damaged, users can then restore their information effortlessly and efficiently. One such solution is Duplicati. This software allows users to store remote backups of local files on cloud storage services. While Duplicati is a popular backup solution, there are a variety of products that can provide the same solution with more in-depth features that will provide for an increased ROI.
|Free, open source software that can also be used for commercial requirements.||Can be installed on almost any web space or server with no limits on size, bandwith, or frequency of backup.|
|Web interface that can be used to configure and run backups on a local machine.||Web based administration allowing users to connect to the server using a web browser to perform tasks like adding new users, running reports, or monitoring user activity.|
|After performing a full backup, Duplicati updates the initial backup by adding the changed data only.||Incremental Backup allows Syncrify to copy the part of a file that is different between the source and target allowing network administrators to backup gigabytes of data every day without sacrificing on bandwidth.|
|Duplicati uses AES-256 encryption to protect backups. All data is encrypted locally before it is transferred to the remote storage system. The password/key to backup never leaves a users computer.||Syncrify uses SSL and HTTPS to ensure the communication channel between a client and server is secure. Additionally, encryption prevents unauthorized access to the files once they are copied on the server. Syncrify uses strong AES encryption to protect files, which can only be accessed with a password key.|
|Online backup verification allows Duplicati to regularly download a random set of backup files, restore their content, and check their integrity to detect problems with online storage before running into trouble.||Users can create a private-cloud within their company. Back up files remain within their network mitigating privacy concerns that usually arise from outsourcing backed up data to online service providers.|
|Duplicati analyzes the content of files and stores data blocks. If similar content or duplicate files are found, Duplicati will only store it once in the backup.||Syncrify is a multi-tier backup system that significantly boost performance when backing up data to a remote machine. Using smart-compression, Syncrify can compress data before sending them over the network.|
|A built in scheduler runs backups automatically at the time and intervals a user decides.||The scheduling built in service ensures backups run in the background even when not logged in.|
While both backup solutions are strong contenders for ensuring that your data is available in the event of a disaster, there are many advantages to choosing Syncrify as an alternative to Duplicati. Syncrify contains a variety of features to ensure an effective user experience. With Syncrify, users can access files from anywhere. Backed up files can be viewed or downloaded on the Syncrify Server from any internet connected computer just using a web browser. Files are even accessible from mobile devices. Backups in Syncrify are bi-directional meaning the can be sent client to server, server to client, or using Two-way Sync. Two-way sync is beneficial for those looking to synchronize the contents of two folders on separate machines.
For a greater sense of security, users can also use SyncriBox. This service, similar to DropBox or GoogleDrive, allows for all the strong sharing capabilities without having to compromise on privacy. Everything a user would get from these public cloud services, SyncriBox does without any privacy issues or additional cost!
Additionally, users can create cloud snapshots of backed up data to public clouds, such as Amazon S3, Google Storage or Microsoft Azure. This feature provides an extra level of backup and peace of mind. To take the backup process a step further, Syncrify uses a client/server model meaning both communicate with one another and divide a file into multiple chunks called a Delta . The deltas get compared and analyzed and only the Deltas that don't match will be sent to the server. Rsync allows for a file that was previously backed up to only be transferred once. Syncrify will take the small piece of modified data and back that up instead, saving time and bandwith during a backup.
|Created on:||Apr 6, 2021|
|Last updated on:||May 29, 2023|