Passwordstate Backups Architecture It is critical to be able to access your passwords when needed, which is why Passwordstate has its own in-built feature for performing backups of the entire web site folder, and SQL Server database.

All backups are stored within ZIP compressed files, with sensitive data being encrypted within the SQL Backup file, and backups can be run on-demand, or per a schedule, without interruption to any of your users.

Live Web Site and Database Backups

In order to make use of the Live Backup feature in Passwordstate, you must configure Passwordstate to use an account which has access to write the backup files to a Windows Share that you specify. Once done on-demand or scheduled backups can occur for all the files stored in the Passwordstate Folder, plus the Passwordstate SQL Database.

If you have your own solutions for performing SQL Server backups, there is also an option to exclude this during the Passwordstate backups.

Restoring from a Backup

Depending on the nature of the event requiring you to restore your environment, performing the backups is a relatively easy process. Full documentation is provided, and you can restore just the database, and/or all the Passwordstate web files if required.

Even in the event your entire Active Directory domain is unavailable, which is extremely unlikely, it's still possible to restore your Passwordstate environment and access all data with the use of the Emergency Access login - which has no reliance on Active Directory at all.

In-Place Upgrades

Once you have configured settings to enable the automatic backups, then you can also take advantage of the In-Place Upgrade feature of Passwordstate, built right into the product. The In-Place Upgrade feature allows you to upgrade to all minor and major versions of Passwordstate, with the simple click of a button.