I’ve been looking at IBackup in a bit more detail and I’ve found a few more features that are pretty impressive. The one that stuck in my mind is the ability to back up MS SQL Server databases directly to IBackup.
There’s a step-by-step walkthrough on how to do this here, but in a nutshell these are the steps involved:
- Fire up the IBackup for Windows admin interface
- Choose SQL Server Backup using the interface
- Provide your authentication credentials
- Select one of more databases to backup
- Choose the destination directory in your IBackup account
- Schedule when you want the backup to happen
It’s pretty self-explanatory and the user interface will walk you through all the steps. One plus point is that the backup is kept off-site, so there’s one DR concern dealt with straight away! One caveat: the backup is performed locally first, then sent to IBackup, so make sure you have enough local hard disk space to store the database dump.
I’m pretty impressed to say the least. When it comes to Online Storage and Backup, IBackup is right up there with the best.