Network backups

This tutorial shows how to backup your data from a local computer to a mapped network drive or a NAS device. Once installed, Backup2 NET lets you define a backup job and either run the backup to network manually or set it on automatic execution. The first step in backing your data to a network location is to download and install Backup2 NET.

Once Backup2 NET is installed you can define your backup job using the backup wizard (simply click on the main Backup button and follow the steps). You choose what to backup, define the network configuration, select the backup type and set it to run automatically (scheduled) or manually.

Network Backup

Backup2 NET’s licensing system provides a network backup solution for large computer environments with a special focus on the network environment. Backup2 NET is designed to be reliable, easy-to-use and affordable. It can be used as a reliable network backup solution in networks with hundreds of computers connected.

Network administrators can install Backup2 NET on a single computer and enter a single network registration key. All workstations can run the application from there. For example if you have 25 users in a network environment, you will pay for 25 licenses and you will receive a single registration key valid for all 25 users.

Backup2 NET network licenses are a recommended solution for:
  • Powerful – Through its technology, Backup2 NET speeds up the network backup process giving you the benefit of having a reliable backup performed in a reduced amount of time. Its ’multi-threaded’ feature allows multiple backups be performed simultaneously, while maintaining your data integrity making it suitable to be used as a server backup software.
  • Trustworthy – Backup2 NET makes the network backup process more reliable by recording the settings used for the each backup process (in .ini files) and also recording a backup catalog (.bkc) of the files. These are stored on the computer where it is installed and on the destination too. It also creates catalog files to keep track of modified/removed files. After each backup, by default, Backup2 NET also verifies the resulted zip files to ensure that the process was successful. Using Backup2 NET your data can be protected with strong AES encryption too.
  • Easy installation and administration – Installing Backup2 NET is very easy and the administration process resumes itself to verifying the log files stored by Backup2 NET (or sent through email) to see the status of the network backup (successful/failed). The installation/administration process is easy both for network administrators and users. For example, in case of a network with several computers connected to a server, even if the configuration is done individually and saved on each of the user’s computer, Backup2 NET can be installed only on the server and the users' data can be backed up directly from their workstations/laptops without having Backup2 NET installed. The scheduling feature also helps users secure their data on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and spares time by automating this task.
  • Case-studies

    One Source – Multiple Destinations:
    Server to clients
    One Source - One Destination
    Laptop backup
    Multiple Sources - One Destination
    Network backup
    Backup2 NET is suitable as a server backup software and even as an enterprise-level backup software.

    Backup to network

    Steps to follow:
    1. Open Backup2 NET and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
    2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field.
    3. In the Where do you want to save the backup? section, select the network drive as backup destination. Press Next.
    4. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.
    5. On the third page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption.
    6. Press Save and run.

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