EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server is a powerful file backup and disk imaging software for Windows Server as well as for desktop Windows installation. The Advanced Server edition is targeted towards enterprise users and provides powerful data backup and recovery features such as fast system and files backup, disaster recovery, advanced backup scheduler and comprehensive backup management tools. It aims to simplify both basic and advanced server backup and recovery management while minimizing server downtime as well as ensuring business continuity.
EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server contain additional features over and above those included in EaseUS Todo Backup Free, such as support for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, backup Microsoft Exchange Server database, backup to tape, WinPE based recovery disk, creation of bootable USB drive, recovery of disk image to dissimilar hardware and free tech support from EaseUS technicians.
The program’s interface is the same as in EaseUS Todo Backup Free. All available functions are split into 4 main categories – Backup, Recovery, Clone and Tools. Additional tools to manage previously created images are located under the “Management” tab at the top of the program window.
The File backup function will backup selected files and folders to the backup destination of choice, which can be local disks, network connected disks, FTP server or legacy storage media such as magnetic tapes. Todo Backup Advanced Server can also backup databases from Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 and SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2.
Aside from file backup, Todo Backup Advanced Server also performs full disk and partition image backup. The partition can be regular volumes, dynamic volume or GPT disk. If the disk is an SSD, Todo Backup is capable of ensuring sector alignment during the backup process.
Backups can be full, incremental or differential. They can be run manually when needed or scheduled to run at a desired time of day, or during certain events like system startup/shutdown and user log on/logout. Notification on the result of the backup job can be configured to automatically emailed to multiple email addresses.
When performing a recovery operation, it is possible to selectively recover files and folders from a backup. For disk images containing more than one partition, users can select the partitions to recover. The program even allows users to recover a partition to a different computer. When restoring a system partition to another computer with dissimilar hardware configuration, the program will lets users install drivers for the new hardware during the recovery process.
EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server offers WinPE based recovery disk. The advantage of WinPE based disks over Linux based disks is that you can access Windows command shell and fix Master Boot Records of the disks. You can also perform new backup, manage old backup images, access network devices and other functions which isn’t possible from Linux-based recovery disk.
Todo Backup Advanced Server also offers a disk-less recovery option, wherein the computer is restarted and automatically goes into the recovery mode without having to boot it off a recovery disk. And yet another way to get rid of optical disks (and drives) is to create a USB recovery drive, which is possible through this program.
The application comes with comprehensive backup management features that automatically removes old backups with an option to keep the first backup and any number of recent backup. Users can split back images to smaller sizes so that they can be efficiently transferred to another location. Disk images can be mounted as a virtual drive and their contents browsed, or the images can be converted into VirtualPC and VMWare format and mounted with the respective software.
How exactly is the Free edition different from the Advanced Server edition?
EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server contain the following additional features:
- Backup Exchange Server 2003, 2007 & 2010, and SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2.
- Run on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 (32 & 64 bit)
- Perform remote backup and recovery by connecting to a remote computer running Todo Backup Advanced Server
- Create WinPE based recovery disk and USB
- Backup to magnetic tape
- Recover backup image to dissimilar hardware
- Use in commercial establishments such as offices and enterprises is permitted
- Free tech support
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