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===Introduction===
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Druva is UMIACS supported backup software for your laptop that offers additional capabilities from your smartphone.<br/>
Druva is UMIACS supported backup software for your laptop that offers additional capabilities from your smartphone.<br/><br/>
 
[[File:client.png|400x500px|Windows - inSync Client]] &nbsp; &nbsp;
 
[[File:druva_insync_mac.png|400x500px|Mac - inSync Client]]
 
  
===Configuring inSync Client===
 
Steps to setup the Druva inSync Client can be found on the <u>'''[[Druva/setup]]'''</u> page.
 
  
The official Users Guides can be found at [https://docs.druva.com/005_inSync_Client docs.druva.com] .
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==Common Tasks==
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*[[Druva/setup | Setup for your device for Druva backups.]]
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*[[Druva/Folders | Manage which folders are backed up.]]
  
===Background===
 
  
Traditional backup clients are not well suited for laptops since they traditional run at a predefined time (such as 2am) when the laptop is most likely to be asleep or off.  With many people moving to laptops as their primary computing platform a new solution was needed: enter Druva.  Druva is backup software that was designed from the ground up with laptops in mind.  It does a synchronization every 8 hours or the first available chance it gets.  Synchronizations resume from where they left off so interruptions, due to sleep, shutdown, network availability, etc., are not a problem.  Files can be retrieved/viewed via a web page or even your smart phone.  It utilizes HTTPS so there is virtually no chance a network will block access to the port, which has been a concern with some other backup software.  It works on both Windows and Mac.
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==Data Retention Policy==
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*Backup retention is tiered based on the type of backup:
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Retention Length
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|-
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|'''Daily'''
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|7 days
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|-
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|'''Weekly'''
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|4 Weeks
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|-
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|'''Monthly'''
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|12 Months
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|}
  
===Backup Policy===
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{{Note| Device that have not backed up for 60 days will be disabled. Once disabled, any associated data will expire 1-year after the last successful backup. }}
We have two available profile types to choose from: '''Default''' and '''Power User'''. Both profiles have a hard quota of 250GB. If you reach this quota, additional files will not be backed up.
 
*'''Default''' requires the following folders to be backed up:
 
**Windows: My Documents, Desktop, System and App Settings, Favorites, Pictures, Office Templates
 
**macOS: Documents, Desktop, Favorites, Pictures
 
*'''Power User''' requires no folders to be backed up, with the one exception of System and App Settings on Windows only. All customization is left to you.
 
 
 
If you would like to add additional folders for backup, see the '''Adding Folders''' section below.
 
 
 
Microsoft also provides additional backup capabilities that are best for non-UMIACS related material such as pictures. More information about that can be found [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/backup-and-restore here].
 
 
 
macOS provides additional backup capabilities by using Time Machine. You can find more information about it [http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1427 here].
 
 
 
===Adding/Removing Backup Folders===
 
 
 
You can easily choose which folders should be backed up from within the inSync client. <br>
 
The procedure may differ slightly between client versions, and you may want to consult the inSync client User Guide, but should be similar to the following.
 
 
 
[[File:configure.png|400x500px|Windows - Configure]] &nbsp; &nbsp;
 
[[File:advanced_configure.png|400x500px|Windows - Advanced Configure]] &nbsp; &nbsp;
 
[[File:add_folder.png|400x500px|Windows - Add Folder]]
 
 
 
====Windows====
 
Open the inSync client <br>
 
*To Add a Folder: Click on '''"Configure" > "Advanced Configure" >  "Add Folder" > "Choose path"''' and select the folders you wish to backup.
 
*To Remove a Folder: TBD
 
 
 
====Mac====
 
Open the inSync client and you'll be presented with a list of backup folders.
 
*Choose the <b>Add</b> button to add folders to be backed up.
 
*Non-mandated folders may be removed by clicking the cog icon to the right of the entry and choosing the <b>Delete Backup Folder</b> Button.
 

Revision as of 20:36, 26 April 2017

Druva is UMIACS supported backup software for your laptop that offers additional capabilities from your smartphone.


Common Tasks


Data Retention Policy

  • Backup retention is tiered based on the type of backup:
Type Retention Length
Daily 7 days
Weekly 4 Weeks
Monthly 12 Months
Exclamation-point.png Device that have not backed up for 60 days will be disabled. Once disabled, any associated data will expire 1-year after the last successful backup.