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Ahsay Backup File Filter

A backup file filter helps you easily select the file backup you want. It is more effective to manage backup tasks and saves time. Let's explain how backup file filter works and its benefits in detail. 

Ahsay backup file filters are used to select files or folders that will be included in the backup or excluded from a backup.  

You can specify the criteria used to include or exclude files/folders. It is an easy and efficient way to ensure all your critical data is always backed up and safe. Ahsay supports two types of backup file filters:

  • Simple comparison, matching filenames or extensions using "Start with", "End with", "Contains".
  • Regular expression, matching filenames or extensions using Unix style expressions.

Efficient and accurate file backup selection has added advantages as it helps to reduce the number of unnecessary files transferred, which improves both backup/restore performance and lowers storage usage & costs for your backup.

The Benefits of Backup File Filters

Reduced Storage Space

Backup file filters help reduce the storage space required for backups. These filters remove unwanted files and data that are not necessary for the backup. With backup file filters in place, the backup file will only contain the essential files and data, resulting in a smaller file size. This reduction in size translates to less storage space required for backups, which can save you money in the long run.

Faster Backup and Restore Times

Large backup files take longer to create and restore. This can be a problem in situations where time is critical, such as during an emergency or when a system failure occurs. Backup file filters can help reduce the backup and restore times by eliminating unwanted files and data from the backup. The smaller backup file size created by backup file filters means that backups can be created and restored much faster, allowing you to get back up and running again in no time.

Better Data Security

Backup file filters can also improve data security. With unwanted files and data removed from the backup, the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks is significantly reduced. This is because backup files containing sensitive data, such as personal information or financial records, are not accessible to unauthorized users. Backup file filters can also help you comply with data privacy regulations by ensuring that only the necessary data is backed up.

In conclusion, backup file filters are essential tools for any individual or organization that wants to ensure their data is protected and secure. These filters help reduce storage space, improve backup and restore times, and enhance data security. Implementing backup file filters in your backup strategy can save you time, money, and potentially even prevent data breaches. So, make sure to include backup file filters in your backup plan to ensure that your data is always safe and secure.

Optimize your file backups using filters

Frequently Asked Questions

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The cost of your backup service will depend on two factors; backup data storage requirement and type of backup plan (File /NAS, Databases & VM, or Microsoft 365 backup plan).
An Ahsay subscription plan already includes the use of Ahsay Drive which is powered by Microsoft Azure. However, you can save even more money by selecting a bring your own drive/storage plan. Check out our pricing

A single Ahsay Managed Backup-as-a-Service(AMBaaS) subscription covers backups of unlimited devices or endpoints to Ahsay Drive cloud storage. There is no need to invest in additional hardware, set up centralized backup servers, provision storage, or hire experienced IT personnel to manage your backups.

There different types of subscriptions plans available depending on your customer requirements; File, virtual machines & databases, and or Microsoft 365. You can get started and have your backups running in a few minutes.

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If you prefer a backup solution that is based on a license purchase model we recommend you use the Ahsay self-hosted backup solution. Check out our self-hosted license pricing

Ahsay is committed to offering the best available data protection technologies on our backup solutions such as AES 256-bit data encryption, 256-bit SSL communication, Two-factor authentication (2FA), Immutable backups, Air gap backups etc.