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About Persona Backup

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Overview

The Persona Backup (also System, App Settings) feature ensures backup of system and application settings across user devices. With Persona Backup, administrators can restore what they need anytime, anywhere. Users no longer need to remember or reconfigure their system preferences. They can simply restore system and application settings to as many new devices as required in just a few clicks. 

Enabling Persona Backup across your organizations comes with many benefits. Here are a few:

For Organizations: 

The Persona Backup feature drastically minimizes revenue and productivity loss in the event of a system failure. Organizations no longer need to employ standby hardware for system recovery. Organizations can choose their system preferences in addition to the default preferences that the inSync setup backs up. This means that you can define the most critical system settings for your organization. 

For administrators:

Persona Backup is platform dependent. inSync recognizes platform-specific system preferences and creates a backup of these preferences. Restoring system and application settings is an easy procedure. You can restore system settings at the time of inSync client activation. System upgrade does not have to translate to lost preferences. Users can upgrade their operating systems, and then import system preferences to the newly created environment. Device loss now has lesser impact on productivity. The Persona Backup feature gets a new device ready within minutes. 

For users:

Adding a new device is easy. You can create a ready environment in just a few minutes. Users no longer need to remember system preferences. They can restore their favorite preferences to new devices  with minimal time and effort. 

Usage Scenarios

inSync Master saves the system app settings to a storage. You can use this snapshot to set up a working system with minimal time and effort. When you enable System, App Settings, you can:​

Quickly configure new laptops If your organization requires all laptops to adhere to a specific configuration, use the Persona Backup feature to create a backup of the system settings from an existing system. inSync administrators can use this backup data to quickly configure new laptops and have them ready for use.
Recover from a system failure You can quickly recover your system settings in the event of a failure. If a system stops responding, the inSync user can use the previously backed up system settings to restore the previous state of the system.
Replace a lost device The user can restore the system and application settings from the lost device to the replacement device. This ensures that the user has the same familiar environment on the replacement device.
Migrate to a later version of an operating system You can now quickly migrate systems across your organization to a later version of your preferred operating system. Once you complete the upgrade, you only need to restore previously stored system settings.
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