Active Backup for Server

Active Backup for Server simplifies setup and reduces management cost for organizations, allowing all backup jobs in the network to be monitored from a single entry point, without having to switch between multiple backup software and interface.

Simple deployment and transparent management

The agentless backup solution centralizes Windows and Linux server protection and minimizes deployment as well as management cost.

Agentless backup

Back up files on a daily basis, without having to install complicated and costly agents on source servers or worry about affecting client performance and agent compatibility.

Centralized management

Monitor all backup tasks - whether Windows or Linux backup - from a time and task perspective using an advanced histogram tool on the overview page, and identify abnormalities at a glance.

Identify abnormalities for Windows and Linux server backup

Check storage space consumption for each task

Monitor backup traffic from a time and task perspective

  1. Identify abnormalities for Windows and Linux server backup
  2. Check storage space consumption for each task
  3. Monitor backup traffic from a time and task perspective

Flexible backup mode

Multi-versioned, mirroring, and incremental modes are provided to meet most frequently required backup needs.

Multi-versioned mode

Offers multiple recovery points by creating a new version for each backup run, allowing you to easily recover files from any previous point-in-time.

Mirroring mode

Suitable for users that need only the most updated version of their files, as it overwrites the backup on the target based on the changes made on the source.

Incremental mode

It can be used for archival purpose, as the backup will be overwitten by the newly added and modified files, while keeping the deleted files on the target.

DSM integration

Leveraging the maturity of DSM technologies and supporting encryption as well as Btrfs, Active Backup for Server can greatly enhance data security and storage efficiency.

  • Encryption

    The encryption feature ensures that the data stored in shared folders are strictly confidential as no users can access the content without your private key.
  • Btrfs-ready

    For data stored in Btrfs volumes, compression can minimize storage consumption, while data scrubbing can correct major memory or storage errors.

Support Windows and Linux platform

Active Backup for Servers is developed based on the native protocol of Windows and Linux platform.

Windows server

SMB is used to transfer files from Windows servers to your Synology NAS. Taking advantage of Windows VSS integration, the consistency of your backup is ensured. In addition to file backup, Windows ACL can also be backed up, letting you easily restore files and access control at the same time.

Linux server

Rsync is used to transfer files from Linux servers to your Synology NAS. Taking advantage of Rsync, you can enable block-level transfer, encryption, compression, and bandwidth control, enjoying safe and efficient transfer. In addition to file backup, Linux POSIX ACL can also be backed up.

More about Active Backup for Server

Active Backup for Server is free, offering basic and cost-effective backup solution. The premium edition with advanced features will be released in the future to protect various workloads, enhance data backup, and restore efficiency to fulfill different business needs.