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No, it's not a boy band, it's a biz backup suite: A dig into Druva inSync

Keeping data safe

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Restoration games

The restore process is just like most backup packages: select the item(s) you want to restore, hit "Go", tell it the destination (the original location, or the device desktop or a custom location) and you're off.

Note, incidentally, that the destination doesn't have to be on the original device. It was quite happy for me to sit at my Mac and tell inSync to restore a file I'd backed up from the Mac onto my PC desktop.

As well as backing up (and restoring) your files from the client machine, you can also share files between devices. You do this through inSync Share, which pops up as a virtual folder on your various devices.

Sharing is caring (click to enlarge)

To share something, drop it in the share folder, give the system the required time to publish it over the internet connection and there it is in the share folder on your other devices.

Similarly when you remove a shared file, it vanishes from sight on your other devices after a few seconds. Nice and easy, and in fact I used it to copy the Windows screenshots over to my Mac while I wrote this.

DLP - You can't be too careful

What are your users taking away from the office? (click to enlarge)

Data Loss Prevention is all about enabling you to control what people are allowed to stroll off with on laptops or mobile devices. So you can encrypt files in case of theft (helpfully, you can choose to protect only a subset of items to avoid the processing overhead of encrypting everything), enable remote wiping of data, and also use geolocation to track where a device is in the world.

Nothing groundbreaking about this, of course, as anyone who has ever used Find my iPhone will know, but useful nonetheless.

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