External Hard Drive Protection for Power Users: BackupChain

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BackupChain is more than just backup software

BackupChain was developed to meet the backup needs of advanced users and IT professionals. It has been optimized to work with external hard drives and handles virtual machines, databases, simultaneous high-volume backups, and millions of files. It backs up your system and supports live backups of Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server, VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, and other services.

What type of external hard drive protection do you need?

Data Backup to External Hard Drives, Network Drives, and FTP

BackupChain performs fast incremental backups to any external hard drive (USB, eSATA, Firewire etc.), network drives, and FTP. The built-in FTP backup server permits receiving files from another computer.
To meet the needs of IT professionals, BackupChain contains specialized proprietary technology to handle millions of files and so-called "in-file deltas". Delta compression is ideal for very large files, such as database and virtual machine files, because only file changes are stored rather than the entire file. BackupChain is the only USB backup solution available that provides delta compression on external hard drives, which significantly reduces bandwidth and storage requirements.

Free Developer Support for Lifetime

All of our team members are personally committed to providing the best service possible. Should any difficulties occur or you need assistance with BackupChain, please email or talk directly with our developers. We are based in Baltimore, MD, USA: Tel: 1-844-717-5612 Email: support@backupchain.com M-F 9AM-5PM (EDT)

Automatic Backup of Virtual Workstations and Servers

Differential and Incremental Data Backups using Delta Compression Backup

It is a common misunderstanding to describe incremental backups as simple file change updates. In the case of VMware backups, the files are so large that it is not economic to retain a full copy of each file at each backup cycle. BackupChain provides a solution to this problem with its proprietary delta compression technology, which ensures that backups use only minimal amounts of storage space. This compression method reduces the load on the backup server but it also reduces bandwidth because only the actual block-level changes within the large file are backed up. This is why BackupChain is ideal for remote virtual machine backups, even via FTP. BackupChain's backup technology does not require a locally stored history of VMs from previous backup runs, so your backup servers can run on minimal hardware. And, since most files change only minimally each day, you can easily send your incremental or differential backup over the Internet straight from your virtual server.

Secure Online Backup for Servers and Workstations -- You Own Both Sides

  • Set up and control your own online system using the built-in FTP server. Running your own server at another site eliminates online storage costs and your data is stored on your own computers.
  • Send your files to any other PC running BackupChain or any FTP hosting site on the Internet.
  • Copy your office files to your home computer and vice-versa.
  • Synchronize your servers and PCs at several office locations.
  • Secure your data with secure transmission (FTPS) and military-strength encryption (FIPS, HIPAA compliant).

Fully Configurable File Filters and Version Handling

  • Configure precisely the number of copies per file you want to keep depending on the file type and file location.
  • Compress particular file types the way you want (in-file delta, zip, rar, gz, etc.)
  • Configure different settings for each folder and file type
  • Configure specific file types to omit to save space on your external hard drive