STOREGRID FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

ONLINE BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY FOR MSPs & VARs

Overview

StoreGrid Service Provider Edition offers a comprehensive and affordable Onsite Backup, Cloud Replication & Disaster Recovery (BDR) platform for Managed Service Providers, Managed Hosting Providers and VARs to boost their customer base and revenues by enhancing their managed services offering to their business customers.

Key Benefits

  • Simplified multi-tenant and multi-user backups
  • Completely rebrandable and easy-to-use
  • Instant Restore slashes recovery time and enables fast disaster recovery of physical or virtual machines
  • A comprehensive local BDR solution for On-Premise backup, Remote Backup and Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Generate recurring revenue with additional backup services to your existing hosting customers. Use this value-add service to attract new customers

Key Features

  • Data deduplication
    Deduplicate backup data to make storage management more efficient
  • Our own file system (SGFS)
    High scalability and reliability with our own file system
  • Repository Management
    Easy scalablitiy and management of storage volumes
  • High performance backup
    A cross-platform and high performance backup solution
  • Easy and instant restores
    Multiple recovery points with effortless Bare-Metal Recoveries and P2V migrations
  • Highly scalable architecture
    Replicate and cluster across WAN to any Cloud Storage provider of your choice - Amazon, Azure, etc
  • Complete protection for virtual environments
    Compatible with common physical or virtual server environments.
  • Easy-to-use centralized management
    Web management interface allows easy remote configuration and management.
  • Application aware disaster recovery
    In-depth integration with business-critical applications.
  • Advanced Reports
    Allows for deeper strategic analysis of backup practices.
  • Integrations
    Seamlessly works with ConnectWise, Autotask, WHMCS, Ubersmith and more.

Click here for comprehensive list of features in StoreGrid Service Provider Edition

Since 2004, Vembuís StoreGrid data protection solution has delivered tangible value to over 3500 partners worldwide who manage, protect and administer over 50 PB of business critical data.

High Performance Backup

StoreGrid offers a cross-platform and high performance backup solution that protects your system, data, files and applications in both physical and virtual environments Ė all managed through a single pane of glass.

Repository Management

StoreGrid repository management consists of a scalable volume manager which provides support for multiple volumes on different storage media such as local disk, NAS ,CIFS share or any Storage Technology. Each volume is used to store client's backup data with target based deduplication.

Data DeDuplication

With De Duplication technology, you can experience better storage efficiency. With this, StoreGrid eliminates redundant data pattern and provides you a cost effective way of Backup! Concisely understanding the market needs, we also provide variable block level DeDuplication.

File System for Backup Storage

Uses its own file system for storing backup data in the backup server. This file system can run on any storage type and is developed to provide very high scalability and performance backing up huge number of small files, which is common in cPanel servers. File system also provides high performance under multiple concurrent backups.

Single solution for all types of backups

StoreGrid can be your single solution for all your backup needs Ė may it be backing up Disk Images, your Virtual Machines, Databases, Applications or files. There are no additional plugins or add-ons to install. It all just works out of the box.

Bare Metal Backup and Restore (BMR) with P2V

StoreGridís BMR capabilities provide you the complete solution to efficiently do point in time restore of the entire machine. StoreGrid supports image backup of specific volumes or entire disk. The backup image (VHD) can also be instantaneously booted up as a Hyper-V virtual machine. StoreGrid also supports conversion of the backup image into a VMware Virtual image (VMDK).

Backs up changed blocks alone

StoreGridís Intelli-Delta technology makes sure that only changed blocks of the modified files are backed up during incremental backups.

Continue where it left off

Within a file backup, StoreGridís keeps track at the block level of data that has been already uploaded. In case of an interruption in the connectivity to the backup server, StoreGrid automatically resumes its backup exactly from where it left off once the connectivity to the backup server is established.

Efficient file tracking

StoreGrid uses Windows Directory Monitoring Service to keep track of the files that have been newly added or modified since the last backup. During the next incremental backup, it just reads these files and not the entire disk to identify what has to be backed up.

Backup open files

StoreGrid uses Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to create a snapshot of files before backing up. StoreGrid can therefore even backup files that are open by other applications. Also using the VSS service, StoreGrid ensures that the files are in consistent state during backup.

On-the-fly compression and encryption

StoreGridís file backup doesnít copy the files to another location before backing up. Storegrid reads the files, identifies the changes blocks, compresses and encrypts the data on the fly making it very efficient.

No limit on the size of the file it can backup

Since StoreGrid reads the file and backs up directly to the backup server without first dumping it to another location, there is absolutely no restriction on the size of the file that it can backup,even when compression and encryption are enabled.

Automated multiple backup scheduling

StoreGrid supports weekly, daily, hourly and continuous automatic scheduling of backups. The backup jobs can be configured to run one after the other or multiple jobs can be scheduled to run at the same time.

Backup Seeding for large backup sets

When backup set is large and network bandwidth is limited, it could take days for the initial backup to complete. In such cases, backups can be run to a locally attached disk, the disk can then be shipped to the site where the backup server is located and the data can be imported from the disk into the backup server.

Synthetic Full Backups

Over a period of time, the amount of content that has changed in a file since its initial full backup could grow, making the incremental backups larger and larger. StoreGrid can automatically limit the size of incremental by running a synthetic full backup of the file based on a user set limit. Thereafter, the incremental of the file will be only the changed data with respect to the last synthetic full and not with respect to the initial full backup of the file.

Flexible backup retention policies

StoreGrid retention policies for the backup data can be configured based on the number of versions and based on the age of the version files. Separate retention policies can be set for delete files and folders.

Backup network and NAS drives

StoreGrid can backup files from any external drives Ė mapped network drives, NAS drives etc. As long as the user is able to access the files from any of these sources, StoreGrid will also be able to back them up.

Backup Virtual Machines

StoreGrid can be installed in virtual machines running any of the supported OSes (Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, FreeBSD) to back up the data from the virtual machines. StoreGrid can also backup the entire virtual machine in VMware, Hyper-V and Xen* systems.

Inbuilt Integrity Check

StoreGridís data integrity check makes sure that the data is stored exactly as it left the source machine that is backed up. If the integrity check fails due to data corruption during the transfer of data, StoreGrid makes sure the data is retransmitted.


Product Spec

Platform Supported

StoreGrid supports all major operating systems (physical and virtual) and processor architectures.

StoreGrid Server software that is installed in the backup server is supported on:

  • Linux - Redhat, CentOS
  • Windows - Server: Windows 2003 & above

StoreGrid Clients Software (Agent) that is installed in the machine that you want to protect is supported on:

  • Windows
  • Linux

Virtualization Platform

VMware

The StoreGrid Plug-in for VMware, based on the VMware APIs for Data Protection, enables the user to restore entire virtual machine or individual files.

Microsoft Hyper-V

The StoreGrid Plug-in for Microsoft Hyper-V enables the user to restore entire virtual machine or individual files.

Xen and KVM

The StoreGrid Plug-in for Xen and KVM allows user to protect virtual machines and application data within Xen and KVM virtual environments

Application Supported

cPanel and MySQL

High performance and automatic cPanel and MySQL server backups with complete recovery flexibility. Multiple recovery points to perform granular restores to a specific point in time and significantly reduce data loss.

Microsoft Exchange

StoreGrid Microsoft Exchange plug-in delivers rapid point-in-time and granular recovery of specific user mailboxes, email messages, shared folders directly from Exchange server backups to a production Exchange server or PST file for fast and simple recovery.

Microsoft SQL Server

Comprehensive and continuous application-aware backup and disaster recovery for SQL Server 2008 and 2005 with capability to perform hot backup of user databases and SQL components.

Microsoft SharePoint

Easily search and perform granular backup and recovery of SharePoint content in seconds for SharePoint sites and site collections

Downloads

StoreGrid's Service Provider Edition comes in two separate builds - a "Server build" that should be installed on the machine(s) that are to be configured as Backup Server , and a "Client build" that should be installed on clients, i.e., machines that backup their files to the backup server.

Need Test Licenses?

Setting up StoreGrid

StoreGrid v6.0 release doesn't support replication. We will be releasing a service pack which will allow replication support. Service Pack is expected to be released by March 15th 2014.

Step 1 - Install StoreGrid Server

To install StoreGrid Server in your Backup Server machines, simply download and run the installer listed below. It will automatically download and install MySQL Database Server and StoreGrid Server.

Download StoreGrid v6.0 Server Installer

StoreGrid Server Installation Guide: Windows | Linux

Step 2 - Install StoreGrid Client

Download the appropriate Client build from the download links below and install the build in the client machine you want to backup files from.

StoreGrid Client Installation Guide : Windows | Linux

  1. NOTE TO EXISTING PARTNERS: PLEASE DOWNLOAD BUILDS FROM THE PARTNER ZONE ONLY

  2. If you want to download a free trial of StoreGrid SP Edition with Cloud AMI for online backups to the Amazon Cloud, please use the builds available in our Amazon solution page.

StoreGrid SP Edition Server Installer - v6.0

Supported OS Versions Size Download
Windows 7 Compatibility
Windows® 7 / Vista / XP, Windows Server 2012 R2/2008/2003, Windows SBS 2011/2008/2003 & Windows EBS 2008
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
[Only 64 Bit supported]
580 KB
CentOS 5.2 and later, RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and later, CloudLinux 5.10 and above, Fedora 11 and later, Debian Linux 5.0 and later and Gentoo and Ubuntu 10.04 and later
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
[Only 64 Bit supported]
96 KB

StoreGrid SP Edition Client Builds - v6.0

Supported OS Versions Size Download Client Only Build
Windows 7 Compatibility
Windows® 7 / Vista / XP, Windows Server 2012 R2/2012/2008/2003, Windows SBS 2011/2008/2003 & Windows EBS 2008
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
60.2 MB
[32 Bit] CentOS 5.2 and later, RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and later, CloudLinux 5.10 and later, Fedora 11 and later
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
(Unzip the zip file and then execute the bin file)
66.2 MB
[64 Bit] CentOS 5.x and later, RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and later, CloudLinux 6, Fedora 11 and later
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
(Unzip the zip file and then execute the bin file)
67.9 MB
[32 Bit] Debian Linux 5.0 and later, Gentoo and Ubuntu 10.04 and later
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
(Unzip the zip file and then execute the bin file)
66.2 MB
[64 Bit] Debian Linux 5.0 and later, Gentoo and Ubuntu 10.04 and later
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
(Unzip the zip file and then execute the bin file)
82.4 MB
Mac OS X 10.5 and above for Intel PCs
Developer Tools not needed!
[Build No. : 6002013121819]
68.8 MB

StoreGrid VMware Agent - v6.0

Supported OS Versions Size Download
Virtual Backup Agent - Windows® 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Windows Server 2012/2008/2003, Windows SBS 2011/2008/2003 & Windows EBS 2008

[Build No. : 6002013121819]
57.5 MB

The StoreGrid VMware Agent is a special edition for protecting VMware environments. Using this VMware client agent, you can backup VMware ESX(i) servers from StoreGrid Backup server itself. You won't require to deploy separate client machines to configure VMware backups.

Note: This build should be installed only on machines which has StoreGrid Backup Server installed.

Building StoreGrid Recovery CD ISO v6.0

Supported OS Versions Download
Windows® 7 / Vista / XP
Windows Server 2012/2008/2003, Windows SBS 2011/2008/2003 & Windows EBS 2008

StoreGrid Recovery CD can be used to recover backup images to a Physical machine or convert the backup image to a Virtual machines.

StoreGrid provides a Recovery CD builder utility to help build the StoreGrid Recovery CD. Download the Recovery CD builder and follow the instructions from the link to build the Recovery CD.

StoreGrid supports Bare Metal Restore (BMR) and Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) conversion. It works on all Windows 2003 & above servers, Windows XP & above desktops. It supports backing up the entire image of a disk or specific partitions.

Also you can download earlier version Recovery CD 4.4.1.

Releavant Help documents
Configure Disk Image Backup Schedule
Restore Image Backup Data
Restoring the client machine through StoreGrid's Recovery CD

X

Resources

StoreGrid Hosting Provider Edition is designed for Hosting and Cloud Service Providers to deliver full and self-managed backup and recovery services.

Product DocumentationProduct Documentation

Installation Guide with Screenshots
  • Server Installation Guides
    Html Windows (On own Hardware)
    Html Linux (On own Hardware)
    Server User Guide
    Html
  • Client Installation Guides
    Html Windows
    Html Linux
    Client User Guide
    Html
  • Datasheet
  •  

WhitepapersWhitepapers

Others ResourcesVideo

Others ResourcesOthers Resources

X