Data Seeding / Physical Data Shipping

Save time on your initial full backup to the cloud by backing up to a local disk and sending it to us for direct loading to your cloud storage.

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Fast and Convenient Way to Complete Initial Backups

If you are backing up a large number of systems for the first time or if you have a particularly large system to backup, we recommend using data seeding to simplify and speed up the process of getting your full backups into your cloud storage.

Save Time Completing Initial Backups For Large Data Sets

Data Seeding / Physical Data Shipping can save you huge amounts of time by bypassing the step of having to transfer the entire full backup set over your Internet connection.  Even with igloo BACKUP's advanced compression algorithms, the initial full backup can be quite large and thus require a long time to transfer over the Internet.  Of course the amount of time will vary dependent upon the quantity of data and your available Internet upload bandwidth.  Consult the chart below to get an idea of the time needed to transfer various amount of data over different upload bandwidths.

Remember, many Internet connections have asynchronous upload and download speeds.  Upload speeds are often much lower than download speeds.  If you are not sure about your upload speed, you can check it with speedtest.net.

1 Mbps

10 Mbps

100 Mbps

1 Gbps

10 Gbps

1 GB

3 hrs

18 mins

2 mins

11 secs

1 sec

10 GB

30 hrs

3 hrs

18 mins

2 mins

11 secs

100 GB

12 days

30 hrs

3 hrs

18 mins

2 mins

1 TB

124 days

12 days

30 hrs

3 hrs

18 mins

10 TB

3 years

124 days

12 days

30 hrs

3 hrs

Recovering A Large Quantity Of Data?

Large Scale Recovery is the reverse process of Data Seeding and can help you quickly restore many systems or a large quantity of data without needing to download over the Internet.  Depending upon your requirements, we can prepare one or several disks with your backup data so that you can restore your data locally.  Learn more about Large Scale Recovery here.