Introducing Dhanush Data Protect with Image-Based Backup Enhancements

We are glad to introduce the updated Dhanush data Protect 5.1 with some great features included. We implemented a possibility to exclude files from image-based backup and you can now resize NTFS partitions during image-based restoration.

Let’s take a look at other nice surprises waiting for users in the new version.

Image-level backup with an exclusion list

Remember any situation when you needed to backup a server image with some files excluded. It can be one of these cases:

  • Server with sql dump volume – you probably don’t want to store this data in the cloud,
    A file server with uncritical data, which can be handy for users but is not adequate for business (audio files, photos, etc),
    You have a server with a few roles (SQL, data storage, Hypervisor) and don’t want, for example, to make a backup of virtual machine drives.

Of course, it is not a complete list of use cases. Till the last update exclusions during the backup were possible only with the file-level job, which can’t be easily applied to disaster recovery or initial deployment scenarios. With the new 5.1 update it is possible to choose filesystem items to exclude from the image-based backup plan while preserving other great benefits of image-level jobs.

To exclude files or folders, use the Exclude files/folders option on the Advanced Options step of the Image-based backup wizard:

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Resizing of NTFS partitions during restoration

Previously you might have experienced the benefits of volume-level restoration, and now we provide even more flexibility. Starting with v5.1 it is possible to change the volume size while the restoration process.

In a nutshell, you can:

  • Shrink the restored volume size on the target machine if, for example, you do restoration on a smaller drive. Of course, the size of used data on the volume in the image backup should be equal to or smaller than the size desired,
  • Increase the restored volume in case of replacing the drive by a bigger one.

As an additional benefit, there is a new way to restructure the content on HDD – for example, creation of several partitions (System, DATA, etc.). 

You can find the restoring option on the Select Partitions step in the Restore Wizard using Reorganize paritions using advanced dialog: 



Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup

Built to protect businesses both large and small.

Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup provides seamless and secure backup of your data to the cloud and takes care of the management and monitoring for you.

Dhanush Data Protect Cloud backup guarantees that your backups are:

  • Secured and encrypted
  • Scalable
  • Fast and efficient
Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup protects data at every stage of the cloud backup transaction.
  • AES 256-bit source side encryption
  • Strong local encryption protects your data from unauthorized access with up to 256-bit strong keys even before it is transmitted to the cloud.
  • SSL encryption on transit
  • Any data sent to the cloud is automatically encrypted using the hardened SSL protocols which eliminate the possibility of an outsider gaining access to it.
  • Server side encryption
  • All data can be optionally encrypted at rest in the data center.
Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup is a seamless and secure backup solution for your Windows Server environment:
  • File Level Backup and Recovery
  • Choose individual files and folders to backup.
  • System State Backup and Bare Metal Recovery
  • Restore original Windows Server configuration or rebuild the entire system from the ground up.
  • SQL Server  and MS Exchange Backup
  • Backup MS SQL Server databases as well as the MS Exchange mailstore.

In addition Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup comes with the following features:

  • Scheduling and Real-Time Backup
  • Block Level Backup
  • Bandwidth Throttling
  • Purge Options
  • Email Notifications
Flexibility and Scalability with Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup
  • We don’t charge you for what you don’t need. Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup can scale with your demands.
  • Dhanush Data Protect Cloud Backup doesn’t lock you to one backup destination. You can keep backups in the cloud as well as locally on an external hard drive or any network location. 
  • Online access to your backups. Access, share and restore files from anywhere with web interface.