Backup Documents

Protect and back up critical business documents affordably

So you keep working copies and final versions of important business documents on your local machine. But what if that workstation suffers a hardware failure or physical damage? What if a laptop is stolen? Losing critical business documents can mean wasted time at best—or serious consequences for a business at worst—if the data cannot be recovered.

SolarWinds® Backup Documents is an efficient, lightweight solution that automatically finds business documents on workstations and backs them up twice a day. 

Because SolarWinds® Backup Document software doesn’t back up system states or operating systems, and doesn’t require manual configuration, this feature can be offered at a lower price than full workstation backup, providing you with affordable protection against losing critical documents. It’s a great backstop for small customers who are unwilling to pay for full device data protection, but will certainly call their MSP when data is lost.

Protected document types include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) files, OpenDocument and other open source file types, OneNote, .PST, PDF, Apple Keynote, Numbers and Pages files, StarOffice, TXT, CSV, several types of database files, Visio, and QuickBooks QBB files.

SolarWinds Backup Documents offers:

  • Affordable backup: SolarWinds Backup Documents is our lowest priced data protection offering, designed to provide a lightweight “insurance policy” against document loss.
  • Automatic deployment: Backup Documents can be deployed to each workstation automatically with no configuration required.
  • Document discovery: Backup Documents is engineered to automatically find business documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and word processing files wherever they are stored on a local hard drive. It doesn’t matter if files are stored in a documents folder, on the desktop, or anywhere else. SolarWinds Backup Documents looks for protected file types and backs them up.
  • Automatic daily backups: Documents are backed up twice a day automatically.
  • 28 days of insurance: Document backups are automatically retained for 28 days. You can choose from up to 56 different restore points if a recovery is needed.

File types supported by Backup Documents

All local drives are scanned for eligible files during the Backup Documents process. Network Shares are not included in this. Please find below the full list of file types supported by the Backup Documents.

Text files

Microsoft Word (Office 97-2003)

File extensionFile type name
.DOCWord document
.DOTWord document template
.WBKWord backup document

Microsoft Word Open XML (introduced in Office 2007)

File extensionFile type name
.DOCBWord binary document
.DOCMWord macro-enabled document
.DOCXWord document
.DOTXWord document template

Other types of text files

File extensionFile type name
.ODTOpenDocument text document
.PAGESPages document
.PSWPocket word document
.RTFRich text format file
.SDWStarOffice Writer text document
.STWStarOffice document Template
.SXWStarOffice Writer document
.TXTPlain text file
.UOFUniform Office document
.UOTUniform Office document
.VORStarOffice template
.WPDWordPerfect document
.WPSMicrosoft Works word processor file

Data files

File extensionFile type name
.CSVComma-separated values file
.ODCOffice data connection file
.ODFApache OpenOffice math file
.ONEOneNote document
.PSTOutlook personal information store file
.SLKSymbiotic link file
.XMLExtensible Markup Language data file

Page layout files

File extensionFile type name
.ODGOpenDocument drawing file
.PDFPortable document format file
.PUBMicrosoft Publisher publication
.XPSXML paper specification file

Presentation files

Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 97-2003)

File extensionFile type name
.POTPowerPoint template
.PPSPowerPoint slide show
.PPTPowerPoint presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint Open XML (introduced in Office 2007)

File extensionFile type name
.POTMPowerPoint macro-enabled presentation template
.POTXPowerPoint template
.PPAMPowerPoint macro-enabled add-in
.PPSMPowerPoint macro-enabled slide show
.PPSXPowerPoint slide show
.PPTMPowerPoint macro-enabled presentation
.PPTXPowerPoint presentation
.SLDMPowerPoint macro-enabled slide
.SLDXPowerPoint slide

Other types of presentation files

File extensionFile type name
.KEYKeynote presentation
.ODPOpenDocument presentation
.OTPOpenDocument presentation template
.SDDStarOffice presentation
.STIStarOffice presentation template
.SXIStarOffice Impress presentation
.UOPUniform office presentation

Spreadsheet files

Microsoft Excel (Office 97-2003)

File extensionFile type name
.XLMExcel macro file
.XLSExcel workbook
.XLTExcel template

Microsoft Excel Open XML (introduced in Office 2007)

File extensionFile type name
.XLSMExcel macro-enabled workbook
.XLSXExcel workbook
.XLTMExcel macro-enabled template
.XLTXExcel template

Misc. Excel formats

File extensionFile type name
.XLAExcel add-in file that contains macros
.XLAMExcel add-in file
.XLLExcel add-in file
.XLSBExcel binary worksheet (BIFF12)
.XLWExcel work space

Other types of spreadsheets

File extensionFile type name
.DIFData interchange format
.NUMBERSApple Numbers application file
.ODSOpenDocument spreadsheet
.PXLPocket Excel file
.SDCApache OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet
.STCStarOffice Calc spreadsheet template
.SXCStarOffice Calc spreadsheet
.UOSUniform Office spreadsheet
.XLRMicrosoft Works spreadsheet

Database files

Microsoft Access

File extensionFile type name
.ACCDBAccess 2007 database file
.ACCDEAccess execute only database
.ACCDRAccess runtime application
.ACCDTMicrosoft Access database template
.MDBMicrosoft Access database

Other types of database files

File extensionFile type name
.DBFDatabase file
.PDBProgram database

Vector Image files

Microsoft Office Visio

File extensionFile type name
.VDXVisio Drawing XML file
.VSDVisio Drawing file
.VDSMVisio Macro-Enabled drawing
.VSDXVisio Drawing
.VSLVisio Add-on
.VSSVisio Stencil file
.VSSXVisio Stencil file
.VSTVisio Drawing template
.VSTMVisio Macro-enabled drawing template
.VSTXVisio Drawing template
.VSWVisio workspace file
.VSXVisio Stencil XML file
.VTXVisio Template XML file

Other types of vector image files

File extensionFile type name
.OTGOpenDocument graphic template
.SDAStarOffice drawing
.STDApache OpenOffice drawing template
.SXDStarOffice drawing

Compressed files

File extensionFile type name
.BDOCBinary DigiDoc signature file

Backup files

File extensionFile type name
.QBBQuickBooks backup file

Web files

File extensionFile type name
.OTHOpenDocument HTML template