The Legacy Backup feature allows you to keep files and folders on your local machine backed up automatically off-site to your Jungle Disk.
In most cases, we recommend using Backup Vaults instead (since Backup Vaults are compressed and de-duplicating, which usually helps to keep your overall storage - and bills - lower). In a few cases though, it would be best to use Legacy Backup.
- You want to backup files that can be accessed at any time through Web Access or the Network Drive.
- Backup Vaults are not visible in Web Access or the Network Drive.
- This would be considered an "add-only" form of backing up and can be helpful for keeping an online repository of music, images, etc.
- Backup Vaults will retain locally deleted files for a period of time that you set, but will eventually remove those older files.
- This would be for a one-time-use scenario. After the "backup" completes, you would then reorganize your data in the Network Drive and would delete the Backup Vault Job since it no longer needs to be run.
- Backup Vaults only allow for the ability to expire a previous version after a number of days you define (minimum of 7 days).
- If you want to only keep the most recent backup of data and any deleted files (not any previous versions of files), Legacy Backup is our only type of backup that can do this for you.
- Backup Vault de-duplication only occurs for files larger than 1MB
- Legacy backup has the same limitations of Network Drive, which means that individual files must be less than 5GB each in order to upload successfully.
- If you need to upload individual files larger than 5GB each, you can use our Backup Vault feature instead.