StorageCraft ShadowProtect Backup and Disaster Recovery Software

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What is StorageCraft ShadowProtect sofware?

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® software provides sector-level backups of your company's whole Windows IT environment. In addition to backing up your systems, applications, and data, it allows for fast recovery after a disaster as well as system migration.

 The ShadowProtect line features several products:

How do ShadowProtect products differ?

Each ShadowProtect product has a unique user license that determines the operating systems that it installs on (see bottom of page for a list). Otherwise, the products offer the same functionality.

The exceptions are ShadowProtect IT Edition, which is licensed to one IT technician to work on an unlimited number of servers or desktops and doesn't offer backup validation or scheduling, and ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange, which is made specifically for recovering data from an Exchange database and doesn't feature backup or system recovery functionality.

You can choose the product or combination of products that best fits your needs and your Windows environment.

What benefits does ShadowProtect software offer?

Back up your entire drive
Back up everything, including systems, applications, services, configurations, settings, and data.

ShadowProtect IT Edition lets you back up a non-bootable system before attempting a restore operation.

Save backups to any location
ShadowProtect backups can be saved to USB, optical media, an attached storage device, or network location.

Schedule automatic backups
ShadowProtect backup software provides an easy-to-use scheduler so that point-in-time backups can be taken automatically while you work. Schedule full or incremental backups of your system and data.

Validate backups and test your disaster recovery plan
Schedule scripts to ensure the integrity of backup images. Boot a system volume backup as a virtual machine and know that your backups work.

Mount backup files for quick file and folder recovery
ShadowProtect point-in-time backups can be assigned a drive letter as a read-write or read-only volume. The mounting features of ShadowProtect allow you to restore files and folders or update an existing point-in-time backup.

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange lets you search and recover email messages, files, folders, and other Outlook items from an Exchange database (.EDB).

Perform remote or bare metal system recovery
The included StorageCraft Recovery Environment CD allows you to perform a bare metal system restore in minutes. It provides automatic hardware detection and network support. The CD also includes a remote control tool to allow you to remotely recover a system and data without physically visiting the system.

Migrate from and to physical and virtual environments
The included StorageCraft Recovery Environment and StorageCraft Hardware Independent RestoreTM technology let you migrate P2P, P2V, V2P, V2V, as well as to dissimilar hardware.

What operating systems does ShadowProtect software support?

  • ShadowProtect Desktop supports Windows 2000 (limited), XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • ShadowProtect Server supports Windows Server 2000 (limited), 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
  • ShadowProtect Small Business Server supports Windows Small Business Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2011; Windows Storage Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation; Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Essentials, Foundation
  • ShadowProtect Virtual and ShadowProtect IT Edition support all of the above
  • ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange supports 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1; 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

Supporting software and services

StorageCraft ImageManager

Organization and management of your backup image files created with StorageCraft ShadowProtect

StorageCraft Cloud Services

Offsite backup and disaster recovery of ShadowProtect backups: anytime, anywhere access to data and instant failover in the cloud

StorageCraft ShadowControl

Remote monitoring of StorageCraft ShadowProtect backups