endpointbackup

 

Endpoint backup in a nutshell

Endpoint backup enables automatic and configurable backing up of local files to a predefined destination at the local file system or at the remote endpoint backup server over the internet.

Easy to implement

Support for the endpoint backup solution is built-in to the Miradore’s management agents, which allows to implement endpoint backup simply by enabling the endpoint backup feature from the system settings of Miradore Management Suite. When the feature is enabled, it is only required to specify the devices where the backup feature is going to be used, and the system will automatically install the latest endpoint backup version to the devices. After that, the endpoint backup feature is ready for use.

Manage backup settings centrally

In Miradore Management Suite, the managed devices’ backup settings can be centrally managed with the backup job configuration items. The backup configuration items are used to store and distribute the backup configuration settings to the devices. This makes the management of the backup configurations extremely flexible and easy as it is possible to define multiple different backup configurations with unique scopes, and when the backup configurations change, the change is automatically updated to all devices within the item scope.

Highly configurable to fit your needs

Backup storage and the files to backup are defined in the settings of a backup job item. There it is possible to use environmental variables for referring to certain locations (e.g. home directory) dynamically on the managed devices. Additionally, file extension filters can be used to define file types which are included in or excluded from the backup. For example, one might want to exclude .tmp files from the backups.

In addition, administrators can define an automated running interval and a backup window for each backup job, and set the backup jobs to be either mandatory or optional. If a backup job has been defined as optional, then the device end-users are able to disable or edit the backup job. The administrators can also choose whether the backup jobs are executed using local system accounts or by using the end-user accounts.

Self-service for end-users

The endpoint backup solution has a graphical user interface available in 17 languages. The user interface normally stays in the background, but it is accessible for the users in all devices which have the endpoint backup enabled.

On the end-user’s interface, the users can view the current backup status and start data recovery from the backup storage. The backups are stored up to 30 days after the removal of the original file. While restoring, the end-users can select the file(s) that they wish to recover, and they can even restore the files to another device. This is a useful feature especially if the user’s computer is being replaced with a new one. The administrators can also allow the end-users to create their own device-specific backup jobs for their personal files.

Reporting

The solution gathers backup status information of the past backups on a regular basis, and sends the information to Miradore Management Suite where the data is attached to the related asset configuration items. There is also multiple out-of-the-box reports for analyzing the backup status of all managed devices in Miradore Management Suite.

Architecture

The following picture illustrates the infrastructure of the Miradore endpoint backup solution.

Endpoint backup infrastructure