Autodesk Vault BackUp

What are the best options for successfully backing up Autodesk Vault?

General Autodesk Vault backup tips

  • Regular backups. This is essential to maintain the safety, integrity and resilience of your business. That’s why planning and organising regular Autodesk Vault updates should be a part of your data management process. Depending on the complexity of your Vault and your business needs, you should decide how often your Autodesk Vault should be backed up.

  • Space for backups. During planning of Autodesk Vault backups, you should take into consideration the size of your Vault and the fact that regular backups will quickly reduce the amount of available hard drive (or server space). So make sure to double check you have enough space on your server or cloud solution to better plan for future storage.

  • Full or incremental backups? Depending on your business requirements, consider the type of Autodesk Vault backup you’d like to run. Do you want a full backup of your Autodesk Vault? Or would you prefer to save only those parts of your data management system that were recently changed?

  • Control over errors. Because Autodesk Vault backups are done automatically in the background, it’s important to monitor any potential storage errors by implementing a process of email notifications.

  • Secure space for backups. With the ongoing risk of cyberattacks and data breaches for today’s companies, it’s also critical to ensure you have a robust and secure storage solution to guard against malicious attacks.

7 Best options for managing Autodesk Vault backups

1. Out-of-the-box Scheduler

  • Easy to configure and implement.

  • Limited functionality.

  • Does not purge old backups. It saves backups as often as you decide, putting them all in a defined destination. This means that over time you’ll have all backups in one location. To clean server space you’ll need to manually delete those backups you no longer need.

2. Simple Batch File

  • More flexibility than in Option 1.

  • Easily schedule regular backups.

  • Allows to choose time and day of the week.

  • Full or incremental backups.

  • Delete old backups.

  • Requires an understanding of Windows Command Line.

3. Advanced PowerShell Script

  • Keep longer backup history.

  • Save space using zip compression.

  • Requires intermediate knowledge of PowerShell.

4. Advanced PowerShell Script with eMail Notification

  • Triggers immediate response on backup failure.

  • Requires intermediate knowledge of PowerShell.

  • Could be tricky if email server has tough anti-spam settings.

5. PowerShell with automatic restore to a different server

  • Increases infrastructure resilience, alternative option for Disaster Recovery.

  • Requires intermediate knowledge of PowerShell.

  • Takes a bit more time to configure.

6. Copy compressed backups to the Amazon Glacier

  • Storing data in a separate location helps to protect data from ransomware.

  • Requires advanced scripting knowledge.

7. Full server image backup

  • Relatively simple and fast comparing to backup scripts.

  • Takes more disk space.

  • Requires well organised IT infrastructure.

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