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Include email clients for backup

Overview

You can configure email clients for backup. The following table lists the email clients that inSync supports.

Windows OS Mac OS Linux OS
  • Outlook Express
  • Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for performance
  • Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for efficiency
  • Lotus Notes
  • Thunderbird
  • Apple Mail
  • Postbox
  • Outlook 2011
  • Thunderbird
We have not released a new version of the inSync client for Linux in inSync 5.4.2. You can continue using inSync client 5.4 for Linux with inSync Server 5.4.2. For more information, see Include email clients for backup.

About Outlook backup

If you are backing up emails from Outlook 2013, 2010, or 2007, inSync provides two options for backup: Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for performance and Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for efficiency. The following table lists the difference between these two backup options.

Property Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for efficiency Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for performance
Data deduplication More efficient, app-aware data de-duplication. Saves only a single copy of duplicate emails and attachments across users. File-level data de-duplication. The inSync client backs up updates to the PST files.
Backup speed Faster backups. The inSync client uses outlook's MAPI interface to identify messages that are added, updated, or deleted, and selectively backs up that data. The inSync client requires more time to analyze and identify changes to the PST.
Non-attached PST By default, the inSync client backs up only the attached PST files. However, if your inSync administrator selected Include PST files from all drives, inSync will locate all unattached PST files in the laptop and back them up. The inSync client backs up all attached PST files. It also backs up all unattached PST files that are there in the folders containing the attached PST files.
Restore Faster restore. Instead of the entire PST, the inSync client restores specific folders, such as Inbox, Sent Items.

The inSync client requires more time for restoring data.

The inSync client can restore only the entire PST.

Restore requirement Requires inSync and Outlook to restore emails. No specific requirement.
Note: 
  • Druva recommends that you do not use Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 - Optimized for efficiency if Outlook is using IMAP.
  • If you upgrade from Outlook 32-bit to 64-bit, restart the  Druva inSync Client Service .

Include an email client for backup

To include an email client

  1. Start the inSync client.
  2. On the Summary page, click Add folder. The Select Folder To Backup window appears.

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  3. Click Email, and then click Next. The Select Email Client To Backup window appears.

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  4. Click the email client that you want to backup, and then click Add.