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Restrict data networks for laptop backups

inSync On-premise 5.4 Administrator Guide
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Overview

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

The following table lists the guidelines for setting a unique string name.

On Windows On Mac
  • 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 that you use in the string must be a sequential subset of the characters in the interface name. For example, the string TAP might best describe TAP-Windows Adapter V9 network".
  • Ensure that no two strings are identical.
  • Ensure that you separate consecutive entries using a semicolon (;) and there is no white space between two entries.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that you separate consecutive entries using a semicolon (;) and there is no white space between two entries.

Procedure

To restrict backups and sync over data networks

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar click Manage > Settings.
  2. Click the Network tab.
  3. Click Edit. The Network Settings window appears.
  4. In the Restricted networks for backup/sync box, type the unique string. For example, Modem; TAP.
  5. Click Save.
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