GFI Software/GFI Backup
GFI's business backup software GFI Backup™ 2010 – Business Edition, presents administrators with an innovative approach to meet network data backup and restore requirements without incurring the cost, time and accessibility issues normally associated with traditional backup solutions.
- 1 Aim
- 2 Introduction
- 3 How does GFI Backup work?
- 4 GFI Backup documentation
- 5 Troubleshooting
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GFI Backup is a simple yet powerful backup and restore utility that enables you to back up and restore data stored on local and networked computers. GFI Backup offers the following main features:
- Network wide backup and restore capabilities - Backup and restore data on servers, computers, and laptops all over your network.
- Backup to a wide variety of media - Including local and external storage devices, removable media such as CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs and Tape drives, and other locations such as NAS or FTP.
- Extensive scheduling controls - Configure backups to run at specific intervals such as daily, weekly and every x days, hours, minutes.
- Secure backup - Archive data to ZIP password (less secure but faster) or 256-bit AES encryption (more secure but slower) encrypted archives, ensuring that data cannot be maliciously compromised.
- Complete set of backup types - Full-backup, incremental and differential backups as well as stack backups enable the setting up of different backups that cater for all business needs.
- Granular control on user actions - User permission settings dictate the level of access to backup and restore features that are available to the users on their computers. These are fully customizable to cater for all requirements, from the most basic user to the most advanced.
- Full visibility on systems operation - The availability of reports on all system functions, an activity dashboard, as well as screens showing backup, restore, and agent functions provide all the necessary information related to all your backup activity.
- Ease of use - A user-centric design that emphasizes ease of use enables users to configure and use GFI Backup in the easiest way possible.
How does GFI Backup work?
GFI Backup is composed of two interdependent components:
- GFI Backup Administration Console
- GFI Backup Agents
GFI Backup Administration Console
Install the GFI Backup Administration Console in a location with network access to all the computers that require a backup solution. On deploying all the required agents on your networked computers, use the GFI Backup Administration Console to:
- Configure and manage backup and restore tasks across multiple computers on your network
- Manage GFI Backup Agents deployed on your network
- Restore data on networked computers from a central location
- Centralize the storage of backups to a central network location or media
- Monitor the operation of tasks (backups and restores) across the whole network
- Generate reports on the operation of backups and restores
GFI Backup Agents
The GFI Backup Agents are the components that backup and restore data on the client machines, including the computer where GFI Backup Administration Console is installed. Through the setting up of user permissions by systems administrators, users can also configure their own backups, restores and sync operations on their workstations and computers.
GFI Backup documentation
GFI Backup 2010 - Business Edition Getting Started Guide
This user manual is a comprehensive guide aimed at assisting you in installing and configuring GFI Backup for first time use.
GFI Backup 2010 - Business Edition Administration and Configuration Manual
This user manual is a comprehensive guide aimed at assisting you in configuring and using GFI Backup. It builds on the instructions in the GFI Backup ‘Getting Start Guide’ and describes the use and configuration that you should do to achieve the best possible results.
Chapter 14: Defines technical terms used within GFI Backup
GFI Backup 2010 - Business Edition Agent User Guide
This user manual is a comprehensive guide aimed at assisting you in configuring and using GFI Backup. It builds on the instructions in the GFI Backup Getting Start Guide and Administration and User Guide.
Chapter 10: Defines technical terms used within GFI Backup
This section explains how you should go about resolving issues that you might encounter while using GFI Backup. The main sources of information available are:
- The manual - most issues can be solved by reading GFI Backup manual
- Download product manuals from www.gfi.com
- GFI Knowledge Base articles
- GFI maintains a Knowledge Base, which includes answers to the most common problems. If you have a problem, please consult the Knowledge Base first. The Knowledge Base always has the most up-to-date listing of technical support questions and patches. To access the Knowledge Base, visit http://kbase.gfi.com/.
- Web forum
- User to user technical support is available via the web forum. The forum can be found at http://forums.gfi.com/.
- Contacting GFI Technical Support
- If you still cannot solve issues with the software, contact the GFI Technical Support team by filling in an online support request form or by phone.
- NOTE: Before you contact our Technical Support team, please have your Customer ID available. Your Customer ID is the online account number that is assigned to you when you first register your license keys in our Customer Area at https://customers.gfi.com/login.aspx.
- GFI support will answer your query within 24 hours or less, depending on your time zone.