Getting started creating your own self-hosted Windows Backup Server

Have you ever thought about setting up your own online backup service on your own equipment? There are several advantages to self-hosting backups on your own Windows Backup Server. With WholesaleBackup’s ​​- Self-Hosted WholesaleBackup Server Software you can easily get started in just 5 minutes.

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What is a self-hosted Backup Server?

The Windows Backup Server will act as your offsite remote data vault, storing your customer’s important business data, encrypted, and compressed into block-level objects on your server’s storage devices, which can easily be scaled out as needed by adding additional hard drives. The other nice thing about the self-hosted Windows Backup Server is that you can easily perform server-side data restores and deliver it to the client site, or push it onto a new machine or server.

file backup and recovery from Windows Backup Server

How the branded data backup and recovery works

The way it works is that you will deploy a custom branded online backup client with your logo, business name, and other company information, at the customer business location on their servers or workstations. The backup client works on a schedule scanning for changes to the files and systems selections and will incrementally backup the new changes, and send the data offsite to the Windows Backup Server, in addition, you can enable a local backup vault for added redundancy.

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Interesting facts about data loss

Why a self-hosted Windows Backup Server data backup and recovery solution will be ideal for your customers and a lucrative business for you. 

  • 40-60% of small businesses won’t reopen after data loss.
  • The annualized failure rate of hard drives for the third quarter of 2020 was 0.89%.
  • Small businesses are set back $8,000 for an hour of downtime.
  • The average cost of downtime for large enterprises is more than $11,600 per minute.
  • Data loss stats show that the average cost of downtime for companies of all sizes is almost $4,500/minute.
  • Detecting breaches takes around 206 days.
  • The average cost of compromised data in 2020 was $3.86 million.
  • 2,013 data breaches occurred in 2019 alone.
  • In 40% of the cases, the reason for data loss is a hardware failure.
  • Human error is the cаuse of information loss in 29% of cases.

[src: hosting tribunal]

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Features included with the Windows Backup Server solution

  • Provides you with server-side restores
  • Full backup account management
  • Quotas
  • Account storage location
  • Suspension, retention & deletion
  • Including password recovery
  • SQL and Exchange Backups
  • AES 256 bit Encryption
  • The only solution for PCI DSS compliant online backup
  • Free USA based support team
  • Includes free branding
  • Free software upgrades
  • Month to month agreement
  • Central account administration using the Windows Server Dashboard or the Wholesale Backup Web Management Console
  • Provides detailed storage and billing information
  • Detailed backup and storage history on all accounts
  • Setup custom email alerts
  • You are able to customize the Backup Client account setting through the Server Dashboard

Getting started guide for building your own self-hosted Windows Backup Server

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