Perform an Attix5 disk Snapshot

The Backup Snapshot feature enables you to create an entire backup of all items in your backup selection and send it to a local disk. This disk is usually a removable USB drive. You can then send this disk to our UK datacenter for us to import into the Attix5 Storage Platform.

This method is typically used to transfer large amounts of initial data or for companies with slow Internet connections. It is usually used for backups larger than 100GB. A similar reverse procedure can be used to restore large amounts of data rapidly - such as in a disaster recovery scenario.

Export a backup snapshot

  1. Open the Attix5 Pro software and click ToolsSnapshotExport Backup Snapshot.
  2. Select The next backup must be a snapshot backup. Ensure that Verify snapshot after backup is selected as this will confirm that the backup is not corrupted.
  3. Insert a external USB drive (USB 3.0 preferably)  into your PC/server. Create a folder on the USB drive called "snapshot".
  4. Specify the destination in the box provided and ensure that it is a folder on your USB drive. For example, if your USB drive is drive letter "e", then specify: "e:\snapshot".
  5. Click Backup Now to initiate the snapshot backup. If you just click Ok the backup will start automatically when the next backup schedule runs.
  6. Check backup after a period of time to view the progress of the snapshot.
  7. Once the backup has finished, the backup account will be automatically disabled.
  8. Remove the USB drive and send the drive to our datacenter address as specified by technical support staff.
  9. When we receive the drive we will import the data and the account will be automatically enabled. You will then be able to backup over the Internet as normal.

Note: All data on the USB drive is encrypted using your own 256bit AES encryption key. Neither we or anyone else will have access to any unencrypted data at any point.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
    Attached Files
    There are no attachments for this article.
    There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
    Security Code Security Code
    Related Articles RSS Feed
    How to backup a MS SQL database using the Attix5 VSS plug-in
    Viewed 7200 times since Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    How to Restore Windows System State
    Viewed 3246 times since Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    How to Backup Hyper-V Guests
    Viewed 2864 times since Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    How to backup MySQL on Attix5 Server Edition for Windows
    Viewed 5742 times since Fri, May 30, 2014
    How to setup Streaming Backup on Attix5 Pro Server Edition
    Viewed 4937 times since Tue, May 20, 2014
    How to Run a Snapshot Import Restore
    Viewed 1862 times since Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    How to calculate your backup upload speed
    Viewed 3583 times since Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    Throttle connection upload speed on Attix5 Pro
    Viewed 5531 times since Thu, May 15, 2014