Practically any file located on a workstation or server can be protected against loss using the Backup Manager. Some files are not subject to backup – for example files from the Backup Manager installation folder and temporary files on Windows.
Complex systems such as databases and content management systems require specific approaches to keep backup data consistent (this guarantees that the system will continue working after recovery). That is why you will find different data sources in the Backup Manager (a separate data source for each type of data).
Please view the full documentation data sources page and subsequent pages for backup and recovery requirements, recovery instructions and troubleshooting steps per data source.
|Data source||Description||Available on Windows||Available on macOS||Available on Linux|
|Files and folders||Individual files and directories located on the computer that the Backup Manager is installed on||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|System state||The operating system with its configuration||Yes||No||Beta version for CentOS 5 and 6 (x86/x64)|
|MS SQL||Databases powered by Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016 (mainstream editions)||Yes||No||No|
|MS Exchange||Messaging systems powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013 and 2016 (limitation)||Yes||No||No|
|MS SharePoint||Content management systems powered by Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (single-server installations)||
At the moment MS SharePoint 2016 can be backed up only on Windows Server 2012 R2.
|Oracle||Databases powered by Oracle Database Standard Edition 11g||Yes||No||Yes (remotely from Windows)|
|MySQL||Databases powered by MySQL Server versions 5.0.22, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 and 8.0||Yes||Databases powered by MySQL Server 5.0.22, 5.1 and 5.5||Yes, as with Windows (glibc 2.5 or higher required)|
|Network shares||Individual files and directories located on a local network resource||Yes||Yes (pre-backup setup required)||Yes (pre-backup setup required)|
Starting from the 18.6 release, a new data source has been available - Office 365. It works as a service and does not involve the Backup Manager installation. Learn more.
Ensure you use the appropriate data source for the data you need to backup. For example, do not use the Files and folders data source to backup MS SQL databases.