Backup Insights

Gain insight into every single backup through Datto's intuitive Backup Insights interface.

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Datto's Backup Insights provides the capability to rapidly identify and display what has been modified, created, or deleted between any two backups. Backup Insights is available with no setup, and works for all backup client types (physical and virtual) for Windows OSes. Users can see the files that have changed between two recovery points, including those in long-term retention, and even instantly restore those files directly from a web interface.

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Backup Insights provides

  • Immediate and intelligent directory comparison: Fast access to fully-constructed backups, with an automatic focus on differences that more likely matter
  • Locate files with limited user guidance: Even when things like name and date of deletion are unknown
  • Direct restore: Files can be downloaded and restored directly from this interface
  • Data accessibility: You won't ever need to reach for tapes to access data that has been moved offline to an archive months ago
  • Insight delivered efficiently: Datto does not require each and every backup to be file-indexed by the backup server, which can add significant load to backup servers and backup storage

Insight is power

Would you like the power to see what happened between any two backups? Has your customer ever asked to find a folder that was deleted, but they didn't have the name of the file or even the date that it was deleted? How do you determine which files were affected by a virus, or hidden by ransomware? How about trying to determine why significant data churn may be occurring between backups? These questions can be answered with Datto's innovative Backup Insights analytic tool.

Backup Insights allows the comparison of two recovery points for a backup client to determine what file(s) have changed between them, providing incredible insight into the inner workings of your data change. If your backups are tending larger in size than expected, this tool provides comparisons to understand why. You can also track trends over time to see what files have been created, modified or deleted.

Backup Insights is available on the entire SIRIS platform (Appliances, Virtual or Imaged) and ALTO.

Immediate and intelligent directory comparison

Datto’s Backup Insights is easy to use and can be accessed right from a web interface. In a matter of seconds, you can simultaneously mount two recovery points and see all files broken down with an easy to read file tree. These comparisons are performed rapidly because every backup is always in a fully constructed state, thanks to the combination of Datto's Inverse Chain Technology with advanced storage technology.

Backup Insights is intelligent. For example, it excludes the Windows directory for any OS volume, as these directories can have a lot of changes and/or be very large. You can choose to have the restore rebuilt with that volume included by simply selecting the Windows folder. You'll then be presented with a view of the changed files within the Windows directory.

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Locate files with limited user guidance

Administrators can easily use Backup Insights to service end-user requests for specific file restores. Backup Insights can recover files and applications directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided. Even when restoring from the oldest recovery points that are offsite - With Datto’s Hybrid Cloud Platform, all of your recovery points are only seconds away.

The red callout boxes highlight easily identifiable changes in the system between the two backups. The display is color coded: the yellow pencil icon means the file has been modified between backups; the green plus sign means the file has been added to the latest version; and the red X means the file has been deleted. A gray file icon tells the user that the file did not yet exist at this point in time, and a black file icon means nothing has changed between versions.

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