Online backup specifications

The Optanex Online Backup System is the full automatic encrypted cloud backup data protection platform for small and medium businesses.

Main features

  • Image based backup
  • Open files backup
  • Application aware backup
  • Microsoft Exchange Server backup
  • Microsoft SQL Server backup

Automatic Backup

With Optanex Online Backup System data backups are completely automatic and you can also manually initiate a backup at any time. Once the software is installed, you will create a backup set. The backup set is the list of files that you want to back up along with the schedule of when you want the backups to occur. You do not have to select each and every file that you wish to protect because the software includes wizards that make it effortless to choose the files for your backup set.

The Optanex OBS allows you to select multiple folders, exclude certain folders, and choose individual files to backup. Once you finish selecting what to back up, our software can calculate how much data you have chosen.

Off-Site Storage

With Optanex OBS all backed up data is automatically transmitted to multiple off-site data centers via a secure Internet channel. If your clients are currently storing backups on portable media, such as tapes or disks, at their home or business, this online method would prevent the loss of data in the event of a natural or man-made disaster such as fire or theft. If clients do bring portable media backups off-site, the Optanex OBS solution eliminates the hassle of having to physically transport backup media to a facility.


Now you will never need to worry about purchasing more hardware to support the growth of your managed services business. With Optanex OBS which is available for unlimited local and cloud storage, you can never run out of storage space. We make it possible for your account to grow with your needs.

File Restoration 24/7

Restore files when you want, as often as you want. You have the ability to retrieve individual files,revisions of files, entire folders, or backup sets. Or you can recover all of your data files in the event you experience a complete system failure or data loss. To restore individual items, you can log in to the Optanex OBS, navigate to your computer, and choose the data you would like to retrieve by clicking on the file name. The data will then be downloaded, decrypted, and then restored to the original location or another specified location on the system. In the event of a complete system failure, a full data recovery can be initiated in just minutes. The recovery procedure can be performed on any Windows-based computer — not just the computer where the data was originally backed up.


Optanex OBS offers several features that provide maximum security when backing up and archiving data. Files are first packaged to ensure that bandwidth is minimized during transmission. The data is then encrypted (transformed from plain text into nonsensical cipher text) using a unique 256-bit encryption key to ensure that files cannot be accessed by others. For added security, each encrypted file is sent over the Internet via a secure channel, and then stored in SSAE-16 certified secure data centers located in the U.S. or in Canada. The Optanex OBS includes multiple safeguards to prevent denial of service attacks or portal hacking, and our cloud architecture is built to protect against outside threats. Data in our cloud is stored as generic objects that can only be decrypted and reassembled by our customers’ agent, preventing our data centers from being exploited.


The Optanex OBS is designed to ensure our customers enjoy a high level of data availability. Locally, our Safe Catalog process verifies the integrity of the file list before any backups or restores run to make sure that we are always uploading a valid, reliable copy of your catalog. Separate scans are also performed at each of our remote data centers to again ensure that your data is completely intact. If we detect even the slightest irregularity in data at rest within a particular data center, we will immediately replace this data with the verified copy stored in our other location.

This is just one of the benefits of working with us: we offer access to multiple data centers, and it is part of the reason why the Optanex OBS enjoys an availability rating of 99.999 percent.


Optanex OBS encrypts each file using 256-bit AES encryption technology. When you first configure the software, you will choose a 48-character string that will then be converted into a 256-bit encryption key. Only you will have access to this encryption key. It will never be transmitted over the Internet and it is never stored on our servers. This means that only you can access your files. Each file that you back up is encrypted using this key and remains encrypted until you restore it and it returns to your computer.  In addition, the software communicates with our data centres using SSL (Secure Socket Layers) technology. This is the same encryption technology used by Internet browsers when a user enters a secured site such as an online bank. As a result, the data is encrypted twice. It is encrypted at all times using the 256-bit AES encryption, and it is encrypted again while it’s being sent over the Internet.


All data is stored (in encrypted form) in secure SSAE-16 certified data backup centers, located thousands of miles apart from each other. Each data center has 24/7 monitoring and advanced security measures such as biometric controlled access as well as backup generators and redundant connections to the Internet.

Bare Metal Restore

Image backups from Optanex OBS enables customers to safeguard all of their physical machines from business continuity threats, such as accidental file deletion, hardware failure, or natural disaster. The Optanex OBS allows you to back up entire servers, desktops, or laptops as images and restore data to the same or a different physical machine. You can also recover to dissimilar hardware (a replacement machine with a different hardware configuration than the original machine) in the event of total system failure.

Our Point-in-Time Restore feature allows you to recover to a point in time at the volume level of the restore, allowing for a large degree of flexibility in the event your systems were impacted by data corruption or viruses. For example, you can choose to recover your Boot Volume from the most recent backup while recovering your data volume from a backup a week ago.

Physical-to-Virtual Image Recovery

The Optanex OBS also includes a physical to virtual recovery (P2V) option. Images are restored as dynamic virtual hard disks (VHD or VHDX) and in a manner compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V, allowing customers to create virtual machines from restored images. You can also mount backup images as a drive letter or folder. This enables quick and easy file exploration and extraction.
Supported on Server 2008 R2, Server 2012/R2, Windows 2016, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, our imaging solution lets you back up any number of volumes locally or on a network share. The value of the Optanex OBS physical imaging solution is in its speed. You can back up millions of files in hours, compared to the days it would take to run a similar backup via traditional file and folder
solutions. Backups can be run on a recurring-interval or calendar-based schedule and are stored as reverse incrementals, which means that the most recent backups will be the fastest to restore.

Business Availability with VMware and QuickSpin

The combination of VMware integration and rapid recovery with the QuickSpin disaster recovery feature enables Optanex OBS customers to confidently provide complete business availability
for VMware virtual machines where and when needed. As a leading virtualization platform, VMware provides businesses with the opportunity to conserve computing resources while saving physical space and money through the creation of virtual machines (VMs). The Optanex OBS backup plugin allows you to back up and restore multiple VMs to the cloud, local vault, or both, using a single agent.

Features include the use of Change Block Tracking (CBT) for speedier incremental backups, flexible data retention and archiving settings, 256-bit AES encryption for maximum data protection, and support for clustered environments. The QuickSpin data recovery tool allows MSPs to recover VMware virtual machines on-site in the event of a primary server failure. With QuickSpin, MSPs can perform production or test recoveries with an RPO of 15 minutes. By utilizing our innovative reverse incremental backup to store historical versions of your VMs, we not only ensure failover in case of a disaster is almost instantaneous, but we can also roll your QuickSpin VMs back to a previous backup with little impact on recovery time.

Virtual Data Protection with Hyper-V Backup Support

The Optanex OBS Hyper-V backup solution is a native plugin that allows you to back up any number of Hyper-V VMs on a single host to the cloud, local vault, or both, using a single agent. You can store an unlimited number of historical versions of each VM with the same level of granularity you can expect from other backup types. VMs are stored encrypted and compressed, and protected VMs are quiesced to guarantee a consistent backup. You can also customize automated backup scheduling and define long-term archiving rules. Recovering protected VMs is simple and flexible. You can select any number of VMs to restore as well as any revision. When recovered, each VM is contained in its own folder in the chosen directory, and the files within each folder maintain the file structure established prior to backup. Restoring the VM as files lets you recover your clients’ data the way you want. You can import the protected VM directly into Hyper-V by using that platform’s “Import” tool and selecting the desired VM folder. You can also attach the Hyper-V VHDs to an existing virtual machine, or mount a restored VHD file as a drive for simple file exploration and extraction. Plus, you can choose to delete entire VMs or individual revisions if desired.

Microsoft Exchange Plugin

The Optanex OBS gives you the power to back up your clients’ Microsoft Exchange 2000, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, and Exchange 2013 data. With Exchange, you can
perform both full and incremental backups.

Microsoft SQL Server backup

You can perform full and differential SQL backups. The plugin runs seamlessly in the background as a service, never interrupting or shutting down the SQL databases. It takes minutes to configure
the SQL plugin and, once completed, backups will run automatically. You can even run multiple SQL backups per day without interrupting your clients’ normal workflow.

Multiple Revisions

With Optanex OBS you can store an unlimited number of versions of the same file (by default, it stores the last 10 versions of each file). So, if you have certain files or databases that are updated every day or every week, you can always go back to a previous version if you need to. Go back to yesterday. Go back to last year. Plus, you never again have to worry about accidentally deleting the
information in a file or overwriting a file by mistake. Optanex OBS also offers a powerful revision rule wizard that lets you manage how old versions of files are stored. You can set the number of revisions for each file, folder, program, or wildcard.

Receive Email Notifications

If you want even more assurance that your backups are functioning, you have the option of receiving automatic email notifications following every successful backup. You can turn this option on and off whenever you want from either the local software or by managing your account from the platform.

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Online Backup Service

Apply for your estimate for Optanex online backup service for Windows systems. After your estimate approval, you’ll receive:

  • the pre-configured software client, free of charge
  • your credentials for accessing the online backup control panel and to install the software

Installation is simple, you’ll be guided trough a step-by-step wizard.

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