Practically any file located on a workstation or server can be protected against loss using the Online Backup Client. Some files are not subject to backup – for example, files from the Online Backup Client installation folder and temporary files on Windows.
Complex systems such as databases, virtual machines, and content management systems require specific approaches to keep backup data consistent (this guarantees that the system will continue working after recovery). That is why you will find different data sources in the Online Backup Client (a separate data source for each type of data).
|Data source||Description||Available on Windows||Available on macOS||Available on Linux|
|Files and folders||Individual files and directories located on the computer that the Online Backup Client is installed on||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|System state||The operating system with its configuration||Yes||No||Yes (beta version)|
|MS SQL||Databases powered by Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016||Yes||No||No|
|VMware||Virtual machines running on VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5||Windows 7 and greater (64-bit versions)||No||No|
|Hyper-V||Virtual machines running on MS Hyper-V 2.0 and 3.0||Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016||No||No|
|MS Exchange||Messaging systems powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013 and 2016||Yes||No||No|
|MS SharePoint||Content management systems powered by Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (single-server installations)||Windows Server.
At the moment MS SharePoint 2016 can be backed up only on Windows Server 2012 R2.
|Oracle||Databases powered by Oracle Database Standard Edition 11g||Yes||No||Yes (remotely from Windows)|
|MySQL||Databases powered by MySQL Server 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 5.6||Yes||Yes||Yes (glibc 2.5 or higher required)|
|Network shares||Individual files and directories located on a local network resource||Yes||Yes (pre-backup setup required)||Yes (pre-backup setup required)|
Note: Online Backup (Datashield) is a legacy product only available to older Atera accounts. For newer backup solutions, check this page.