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IDrive Cloud Backup's Customizable Scheduler

June 05, 2020

Today, with the huge load of personal data we save on our computers, most of us are looking for an easy, effective way to backup the data. And, in the era of the Internet, online backup has become a part of the core data protection strategy - safely storing files and ease of access. The popularity of this process stems from its affordability linked with storing data off-site, and an easy-to-use, trusted disaster recovery plan.

However, the shocking news is that even people who have set up a cloud backup account may still lose data in the event of a disaster; since their files might not have been protected. One of the most common reasons users fail to backup their files is that they need to manually initiate the data transfer process.

The Scheduler from IDrive helps you create a custom timetable for data transfers to automatically occur, whether you want to set a data transfer start time, choose your desired day(s) of data transfers in a week or schedule it on a daily basis. Moreover, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) when enabled, follows this up with transfers of new data or any change that has been made to an already existing backed up file.

Notification Preferences with IDrive Cloud Backup
If your scheduled data transfer fails without your knowledge, you can get notified of the same. All you need is to select the 'Alert me if the schedule backup fails' option from the 'Settings' tab to the number of days you want and get notified accordingly.

Stay Updated
You can select the 'Notify always' option to stay updated on all that's happening with your scheduled data transfer, or just select 'Notify on failure' for failure notifications only. The 'Notify me on desktop' from IDrive allows you to view the status of your scheduled jobs on your desktop screen.

Bandwidth Throttle
You can set the Internet bandwidth to be used for your scheduled data transfers when your PC is in use and when it's not. By default it is set to 25% when your PC is in use and 100% when it's not in use.

What are other features from IDrive that will help me?

  • Transfer Data from Multiple Devices - It doesn't matter whether you use one device or 10, IDrive can back up data from multiple devices into a single account! Every time you transfer data from a device, a unique folder with the name of the device will be created in your cloud account for easy accessibility and prevents data overlap.
  • Advanced Protection for Servers and Databases - Whether it is MS SQL Server, MS Exchange Server, VMware, Hyper-V, System State, MS SharePoint Server or Oracle Server, IDrive backs them up as well.
  • High Security with IDrive Online Backup - All your data is compressed and encrypted using military grade 256-bit AES encryption during transfer and storage. On signup, you can choose a private encryption key, for improved protection.
  • Restore Faster with Local Backup - Encrypt and save files, of any size, to an external portable drive with IDrive Online Backup. If you have a slow Internet connection, online restores can take a while. With local data transfer, you can restore your files in no time.

Sign up with IDrive to make your data protection easy and automated.

Here's what the experts say:

You won't find a better overall online backup service than the full-featured IDrive, especially for the price. – Michael Muchmore

Support for the majority of common server applications. Free backup seeding service. Excellent security. – Daniel Brame, June 2018

IDrive's versatile and easy-to-use platform is packed with features and different ways to back up, store and recover your company's data, which is why we named it our best pick for small businesses. – Andreas Rivera, June 2018

IDrive is best for anyone who has multiple machines to back up. – Sean Riley, May 2018

Online backup for the person who wants everything; Backup, storage, sharing, local backup... IDrive does just about everything. – Jon L.Jacobi

IDrive Express is a common-sense solution to time-consuming backups. – Michael S.Lasky

All of the data is encrypted client-side using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, unusual security feature for syncing services. – Frederic Lardinois

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