Iperius Backup

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Iperius Backup
Developer(s)Enter srl[1]
Initial releaseMay 5, 2012
Stable release
Iperius Backup 5.7.1 / July 20, 2018; 4 months ago (2018-07-20)[2]
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016[3]
Available inItalian, English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese
TypeBackup software
LicenseFreeware Commercial Proprietary

Iperius Backup is a backup software for Windows PCs and Servers, databases and virtual machines. It allows to make automatic backups of files and folders on many devices: external USB hard drives, RDX drives, NAS, LTO tape drives, networked computers, Cloud storage, Amazon S3, Google Drive and FTP servers. Iperius Backup includes drive imaging capabilities, backup of SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle databases, backup of Microsoft Exchange servers, backup of VMware ESXi, vCenter, ESXi Free and Hyper-V virtual machines.


Iperius Backup is a backup software and synchronization utility compatible with all Windows platforms. The software is released in different editions: there is a freeware version with limited functionalities, followed by professional editions with advanced features.

Main features[edit]

  • Drive Image and disaster recovery
  • Backup and synchronization to NAS, FTP, SFTP, S3, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Azure
  • Backup and restore of VMware ESXi virtual machines (including vCenter, ESXi Cluster and ESXi Free)
  • Backup and restore of Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Backup and restore of Microsoft Exchange Server (export to PST) and Exchange Online (Office 365)
  • Installation as Windows service
  • Compatible with all Windows editions, including Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016
  • Unlimited backup jobs, unlimited source items and unlimited destinations
  • Parallel execution of multiple backups
  • Open file backup (copy of locked files with VSS)
  • Hot backup of Outlook mailboxes (PST)
  • Running of external scripts / programs, before and after the backup
  • Special variables to customize paths and settings
  • Chaining of multiple backup jobs
  • Automatic authentication to access network shared folders
  • Data encryption with high-level security (AES 256 bit)
  • Exclusion and inclusion filters for specific items and file extensions
  • Integrated scheduler to run the backup automatically
  • Automatic computer shutdown
  • Portable

FTP Backup[edit]

Iperius Backup is a software for FTP backup on any type of server or NAS. Iperius can send backups to a remote server with a few configurations, with the secure FTPS protocol and also with zip compression and AES 256 bit encryption. It can perform automated upload of entire websites, limit the transfer bandwidth, make parallel transfers to multiple servers.

SQL Server Backup[edit]

Iperius Backup is a software for backing up SQL Server databases. Compatible with all editions of Microsoft database server: 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2012. It back up unlimited databases and servers, even remote, and run the restore in a simple way, even creating a new database.

Oracle backup[edit]

Iperius Backup is a software to make backups of Oracle databases, version 9i, 10g and 11g, from any Windows operating system. Iperius can also make backups of the free database Oracle Express Edition (Oracle XE). In a single backup program there are several methods to protect Oracle databases, from the basic RMAN backup to the VSS backup (snapshot).

Cloud backup[edit]

Iperius Backup can use the free cloud storage services offered by well-known providers like Google or Microsoft. Iperius Backup allows to save files remotely to Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, S3 or Azure. It supports automatic compression and AES encryption.

Tape backup[edit]

Iperius Backup supports any tape drive. It allows users to save files to DAT, DLT, SDLT, LTO 1/2/3/4 - LTO 5 and LTO 6 devices. It supports data compression and encryption, and parallel backups to multiple tape drives at the same time.

Although the tape backup works well, the tape backup processes do not provide a lot of warning messages (ie "you're about to overwrite a tape. Yes/No").

The tape backup will abort if the tape fills up. There is no option (as of September 2017) to continue the backup on a 2nd tape.

Drive Image[edit]

Iperius Backup supports the Windows drive imaging (block-level) backup, that allows to copy/clone the whole disk. The disk image created by Iperius Backup can be used to restore the system even on a dissimilar hardware (hardware independent restore). It is also possible to restore individual files and folders.

File Synchronization[edit]

This program can synchronize files and folders to external hard drives or to network devices (like NAS servers). It is possible to copy files and folders to an unlimited number of destinations and keep mirror copies deleting those files no more existing in the source folders.

Zip compression[edit]

This program includes compression and encryption features. It creates compatible zip files, and it is possible to choose whether to protect zip files with a password or synchronize the zip file content. Iperius Backup can create unlimited-size zip archives (Zip 64) and it fully supports unicode and long paths.

E-mail notifications[edit]

After a backup is completed, Iperius can send an e-mail containing the detailed report of the backup procedures (also through the secure SSL protocol), to keep the user informed about the backup result. It is possible to specify different e-mail recipients and different sending conditions (e.g. to send the e-mail depending on the backup result).

Iperius Online Storage[4][edit]

Iperius Online Storage: it is possible to save data online with the Iperius cloud backup. With FTP and FTPS support, compression and AES client-side encryption.

Hardware and software requirements[edit]

Minimum hardware requirements[edit]

  • Intel Pentium Processor
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • 100 MB free disk space

Supported operating systems[edit]

XP, Windows 7, Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2016

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.entersoftware.it
  2. ^ "Iperius Backup Change Log".
  3. ^ "Iperius Backup Datasheet".
  4. ^ "Iperius Online Storage".

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