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Restricting the use of data network for backup and sync from laptops

Restricting data network for backup and sync from laptops

inSync server can back up data over network types such as 3G, Wi-Fi, and VPN. However, you can restrict backups over data networks that are not compliant with the internet usage policy of your organization.

Note: This functionality is managed through profiles and not at an individual user level.

Setting a unique string name for Windows

  • For data cards, the name of the service provider describes the interface. For example, “Photon” describes the data card provided by “Tata Photon”. You might want to use the string "Photon" to indicate a data connection.
  • The characters used in the string must be a sequential subset of the characters used in the interface name. For example, the string “TAP” might best describe “TAP-Windows Adapter V9 network”.
  • Make sure that no two strings are identical.
Note: Separate consecutive strings using a semicolon (;). Make sure that there is no whitespace character between consecutive entries. 

Setting a unique name for Mac

  • inSync cannot recognize some 3G and VPN interface descriptions. Instead, inSync uses the string "ppp" to recognize 3G interfaces and the string "tun" to recognize VPN interfaces.
  • Use the string “ppp” to disable backup over 3G interfaces and the string “tun” to disable backup over all VPN interfaces.
Note: Separate consecutive strings using a semicolon (;). Make sure that there is no whitespace character between consecutive entries.

Procedure

To restrict backups and sync over data network

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage > Settings.
  2. Under the Network tab, click Edit. The Network Settings window appears.
  3. In the Restricted networks for backup/sync field, add the unique string. An example of strings is: Modem; TAP.

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  4. Click Save.

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