Backup the Windows Servers on your Network
If you have a Domain, multiple Domains, multiple subnets, computers at remote locations, Backup for Workgroups can backup ALL of the Windows computers on your network. The Backup Client software and Backup Server software communicate over TCP/IP over your network - at your network speeds. Please note that we use the term "workgroups" to be any computer that can use TCP/IP on a network - so Domains are fine, Subnets are fine, even backup over the Internet, ALL work with Backup for Workgroups.
Fast Backup Software for Windows Servers
Are you looking for backup software that is fast? Backup for Workgroups is on-site backup software that backs up your data as fast as 1 GB every 2 minutes! So, a 30 GB Exchange Server Mailbox Store can be backed up in 1 hour. Yes, you read that right! And complete Windows computer restores can be as fast as a couple of hours! And this is on an average, Dell Windows Server. Backups on high-end hardware - like our in-house Intel QuadCore Extreme Edition - can double these speeds!
Affordable software Pricing for Small Businesses that Rely On Windows
Backup for Workgroups is affordable Windows backup software, starting at just $199 USD per computer to backup. Compare that to competitors who charge in the thousands. Why the price difference? Because you do not pay for the features you do not need, like support for Linux, UNIX, and support for tape devices that you do not own.
Onsite Backup Software gives you Speed and Control
When your Windows server experiences a hard drive failure you will have a significant work stoppage. Can you afford to wait for days or weeks to retrieve your backup data from a cloud based provider? The fastest backup and restores occur when you use disk-based backup storage - hard drives located at your location to backup your computers.
We have all read reports with statistics claiming that a HUGE percentage of businesses go out-of-business just because they experience data loss. But did you know that cloud based storage providers have a history of abruptly going out of business? Some Internet backup companies are operating at a loss to undercut their competition. This business model cannot be sustained and some providers will go out of business. If you are their customer, you will lose all of your backup data.
Take control of your backup data and use your own storage drives to hold your data - onsite, local hard drives are fast. Don't trust Internet or Cloud backup vendors, download Backup for Workgroups today and perform Windows network backup locally to keep control of your valuable computer data.
How to set up the Backup for Workgroups software and how it works
Choose one of your existing hard drives, USB drives or a NAS unit that you want to use to store your backup data. Then select one of your Windows XP/2003 or higher computers that has full access to your backup storage drive. Download the Backup for Workgroups setup program and follow the wizard to install the Backup Server software. Create accounts for each of your computers that you want to backup. Then install the Backup for Workgroups Backup Client software on each of your computers that you want to backup.
The Backup Client will read the files on the computer that it is installed on. The backup process compresses and encrypts the backup data and then transmits the encrypted backup data to the Backup Server which in turn stores the backup files on your hard drive, USB or NAS unit.
This process is fast since it uses your network. If a computer that you are backing up has a problem and needs files restored, the files are restored at the speed of your network which can be minutes or hours instead of at the much slower Internet speed of days or weeks!
Exchange Message Restore Add-On
Backup for Workgroups (BFW) can restore individual email messages from Exchange 2010, 2007 and 2003 message stores without interrupting your production Exchange Server when you are running BFW version 7.0 AND you have licensed the Exchange Message Restore Add-On.
Here's a little overview of how it works. To restore individual email messages, Backup for Workgroups extracts the email from the backup copies of your Exchange Message Stores. The Backup Client that backs up your Exchange Server can read the message stores directly and display your email messages. You select the message(s) you want to restore and the BFW sends those messages to the inbox of the email recipient that you specify. This process does not interrupt your production Exchange Server and does not stop the normal operation of Exchange during this restore. Also, your existing Exchange environment is not altered. In other words, the restore process does not create a restore group or add / remove any existing message stores at your Exchange Server as seen with other backup software. The entire process uses a backup copy of your message store that is read directly by Backup for Workgroups, so that your Exchange Server is not altered in any way during the restore process.
Backup for Workgroups Software Grows With You
Since Backup for Workgroups is a client / server solution, it can scale with you as your company grows. You can start out with a single copy of Backup for Workgroups to backup just one Windows Server. Or you can start with backing up a few Windows servers. Then over time as your needs grow, you can add additional licenses to your Backup for Workgroups' Backup Server to allow it to receive backup data from more computers.
Backup for Workgroups Features