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Protect data with a backup solution compatible with Linux

Many organizations and companies rely on Linux servers and devices, so it’s important to ensure they’re backed up regularly and safely. Finding a backup solution that’s compatible with Linux systems, as well as Windows devices and software like Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), helps make it possible for managed services providers (MSPs) to manage all customer backups from one interface.

N-able Backup offers MSPs easy-to-use, compatible backup management from a centralized web interface. Gain broad and granular visibility into the status of backups across the entire monitored environment, including Linux workstations and servers. Backup is also compatible with your virtual environments, including Hyper-V and VMware.

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Extend security to databases and MySQL backups

A great deal of sensitive information is stored in organizations’ databases, which means it’s also important for MSPs to keep up-to-date database and MySQL backups. In addition to providing the ability to schedule regular Linux server backups, N-able Backup helps ensure critical customer or client information is kept safe and restorable on the off chance that a serious issue—such as hardware failure or a system crash—does occur.

It’s critical to also have MySQL backups prior to upgrading any database elements. Should an installation finish improperly, it’s key to have backups that can quickly be restored to another system to minimize operational downtime while the issue gets resolved. N-able Backup pairs this with end-to-end AES 256-bit encryption in transit and at rest for protected data transfer between end user systems or servers and our private cloud storage centers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a backup solution for Linux?

What is a backup solution for Linux?

Backup solutions for Linux are applications that give MSPs the ability to initiate, manage, and monitor the progress and status of backups for their customers’ Linux servers and devices.

Running regular backups is important for data protection and should extend to a range of devices and systems, including end user workstations, MySQL databases, Linux servers, and Windows servers. The right software can help MSPs keep backups current for all relevant devices and data, across a number of customers, from small businesses to enterprises.

An effectively designed backup solution for Linux provides granular control for a more efficient process. N-able Backup, for instance, uses proprietary TrueDelta technology to track changes down to the byte level, which helps to optimize the backup process over the WAN by only updating the data that’s been altered between backups.

This process can run in reverse too, restoring only the data that’s been changed, which results in faster, more efficient recovery operations. It’s equally important that businesses are able to recover Linux data quickly, to help ensure there are minimal interruptions to productivity should a disaster occur.

How do I back up a Linux server?

How do I back up a Linux server?

For backing up a Linux server, you should consider the location and frequency of backups.

Data security experts will often recommend retaining one copy of your Linux server data in an off-site location. This recommendation is good practice regardless of the size of the business as it builds in a safeguard that helps to prevent any one critical disaster from destroying or corrupting your customers’ data. MSPs using N-able Backup can store their customers’ data not just as local versions, but in the private cloud, using a network of more than 30 data centers around the world to help keep data secure. Each of the centers meets certain data security regulations, including ISO 27001, ISO 9001, and others.

Backup updates should occur regularly. Best practices suggest you should create data backups at a rate that mirrors the rate at which data is changed—this could mean hourly, daily, or weekly cycles. With N-able Backup you can customize backup cycles to fit timelines that work for your customers, depending on device or data types. And because it is built to only back up changed data at a very granular level, N-able Backup uses storage and bandwidth resources more efficiently and allows for more frequent backups and longer data retention using the resources you already have.

Why are backup solutions for Linux important?

Why are backup solutions for Linux important?

Backup solutions for Linux are important in part because it can be more difficult to find backup software that is compatible with both Windows and Linux systems. For that reason, many businesses can benefit from a backup platform compatible with Linux.

However, backup solutions for Linux also offer the same benefits as any robust data protection product. Businesses suffer when they lose data. For instance, MSPs whose customers manage sensitive information, like credit card information or health data, could experience disaster if such information was lost, corrupted, or stolen, without a backup in place.

Linux backup solutions are also critical for disaster recovery. If a Linux server or workstation crashes or the hardware fails, it’s important the business be able to quickly restore that information from the backup, whether to a Linux system, as a bare-metal recovery, or to a VM.

Use a backup solution for Linux for compatible data security

  • Help secure your Linux servers and support customer operations
  • Protect sensitive information in databases
  • Use bare-metal recovery for rapid full-system restores