You can also make Drive Image backups, and create whole-disk images for Disaster Recovery and system bare metal restore with a few clicks. In addition you have many essential features such as e-mail notifications, detailed log files for each backup operation, execution of external processes and scripts, backup of open files (VSS), installation as service, synchronization, AES 256 bit encryption, Zip 64 compression, etc.
Iperius has also a free version, that can be installed even on Windows Server.
Iperius Backup can be downloaded from its official website: www.iperiusbackup.com
Main features:Disk backup / Network: this great software let you store your backups in NAS, external USB drives, RDX devices, computers in the network. Zip 64 compression, AES encryption, synchronization, and you can also have incremental backups.
Drive Image: You can copy all the information from an entire disk and automatically reinstall the system with some few clicks (bare metal restore). You do not need to reboot the system to create the disk image (hot backup), and you can restore in a different server with a different hardware.
Tape Backup: You can use any tape drive (LTO, DAT, etc.). Iperius backup compress your software and encrypts your data using AES encryption and includes automatic tape ejection. You can also restore files individually.
SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL: Iperius is a powerful and easy-to-use backup software for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. It can make automatic backups, it supports compression and encryption of backup files and copying of backup files to any destination.
FTP Backup and synchronization: You can multiple FTP transfers, to and from unlimited servers. You can Upload and Download files zip them, encrypt them and limit the bandwidht.
Cloud Backup: You can easily send your backups to Google Drive, SkyDrive or Dropbox,
Open file backup (VSS): Usually you cannot copy files because they are used by another process. However, with Iperius you have the Volume Shadow Copy functions. This feature allows you to do hot backups of Outlook files (.pst), virtual machines, mail databases, etc.
Highly configurable: It is a flexible and complete program, for backups. You can filter and email notifications, transfer data and synchronize it.
Web Reporting: You can monitor the backups with a friendly and simple web interface.
I will now show how to do a simple backup using SQL Server and Iperius Backup to upload it to Google Drive or Dropbox.
In this example we are using SQL Server, but this great tool can work with MySQL, Oracle and growing.