SafetyNet



Your low cost FileMaker offsite backup solution. Now you can rest easy, knowing that your essential FileMaker databases are backed up online with secure and easy retrieval at any time.

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Features

Easy Setup for Remote Backups

SafetyNet makes it easy to set up remote backup routines for FileMaker Server administrators and requires no user intervention after the initial setup.

Web-Based Control Panel

SafetyNet includes a web-based control panel that can be accessed from anywhere that you have an internet connection to your FileMaker Server.

Made for FileMaker

SafetyNet works hand-in-hand with FileMaker Server. Once installed as a plugin on a FileMaker Server, SafetyNet watches for changes to the scheduled backup sets.

Free Plugin with Refined Pricing for Storage

The SafetyNet plugin itself is free, and billing for the service is handled by Amazon at a surprisingly low cost (see pricing model below).

How does 360Works SafetyNet work for FileMaker Backups?

SafetyNet makes it easy to set up remote backup routines for FileMaker Server administrators. Files are stored on Amazon’s cloud-based file storage service, which runs on the same reliable and fast infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. A remote backup of your database insures that your data won’t be lost, even if something were to happen to your entire on-site computer system.

SafetyNet works hand-in-hand with FileMaker Server. Once installed as a plugin on a FileMaker Server, SafetyNet watches for changes to the scheduled backup sets. When new files are detected, SafetyNet automatically compresses and transfers the latest backups to Amazon’s secure offsite digital storage facilities using SSL encryption. As with any effective, reliable backup solutions, SafetyNet requires no user intervention after the initial setup. It works automatically to guarantee that the latest versions of users’ files are safely stored on a remote server, and will e-mail the administrator in the event of a backup failure (and optionally, on backup success).

SafetyNet includes a web-based control panel that can be accessed from anywhere that you have an internet connection to your FileMaker Server. Administrators can monitor real-time backup progress, view a list of all offsite files, download files from backup, and even do one-click restores to FileMaker Server which will safely archive your live files and replace them with the selected backup file.

Pricing - New Reduced and Refined Model!

The SafetyNet plugin itself is free, and billing for the service is handled by Amazon at a surprisingly low cost:

$0.99 base charge per month
$0.01 per 1,000 items written (rounded down)
$1.00 - $0.05 per gigabyte stored (per month):
- First 10 gigabytes: $1.00 per gigabyte
- Next 90 gigabytes, up to 100: $0.25 per gigabyte
- Next 400 gigabytes, up to 500: $0.10 per gigabyte
- All storage above 500 gigabytes: $0.05 per gigabyte


Example pricing:
5 gigabytes stored per month is $5.99
50 gigabytes stored per month is $20.99
250 gigabytes stored per month is $48.49
1,000 gigabytes stored per month is $98.49

SafetyNet vs. Native FileMaker Server Backups

Native SafetyNet
Scheduled backups (full copy of database backed up on scheduled task) check check
Ability to define where databases are saved check check
Off-site location backups on Amazon’s cloud-based file storage for better security check
Restore and host backup with a single click check
Unlimited storage, never run out of disk space check

System Requirements

All of our plugins are designed to run on Mac and on Windows. All system requirements are the same as those of FileMaker. As long as you meet FileMaker's minimum requirements, you can run our plugins in your Mac or Windows environments.

What does the FileMaker community think?

I think you guys are filling a big gap with that single plug-in. The fact that it supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS is key. We have replaced two plug-ins (one for FTP and one for SFTP) with a single plug-in and can now offer FTPS as an alternative to our customers.

— Matt Klein, Small Business Computers of New England, Inc.

I run a filemaker database with 5 files that currently have just over 100 000 records in each file. When I first started updating my database, it was easy to download the update file off the ftp server manually, import all matching records and add remaining data as new records. As the database started growing, it started taking more and more of my time updating the system to the point where I could spend the first 2 hours of every day updating my system. With 360's ftp plug-in, I can now run a schedule every night from the server, download the file from the ftp server, rename the file and import all records. I come in the morning and all the records are updated! What a win! It is an amazing plug-in and well worth every penny. It saves me up to 2 hours daily. After using the plug-in I can't imagine how I worked without it.

— Jake Richt, YelloStrawberry

I've been using 360Works FTPeek for file management in a media file application, and I'm quite happy with the results... FTPeek is very fast, I can accumulate the file list in about a second, across the network or with a scheduled script on the server.

— Bruce Robertson, Concise Design

Q&A

SafetyNet knows how FileMaker Server works, so unlike a generic cloud storage drive, it will never try to copy a partially-written backup, which will not only corrupt your off-site backup, it can corrupt your local backup as well due to file locking issues. Because of this, you don’t need to guess how long your backups will take and schedule accordingly; SafetyNet monitors the backups folder every few minutes and writes an offsite backup whenever one is needed. In addition, SafetyNet provides a web-based single-click interface for easily restoring an offsite backup onto your FileMaker Server. This process will automatically close the hosted database, archive it (you can always access the archive later if you need it), download the offsite backup into the live database folder, and then open the backup database so it becomes the new live database.

It’s extremely simple. Just download it and double-click the installer. A web-based configuration will pop up, just log in with your FileMaker Server admin credentials and then configure your credit card payments using your Amazon.com account. The last step is adding a new backup schedule that stores files into the SafetyNet folder, anything you put there will be safely copied to off-site storage within minutes.

Just install SafetyNet on the second server using the same Amazon.com account as your first server. From there, you’ll see all the backups, just click the restore button and SafetyNet will do the rest to get your offsite backups up and running on the new server.

Yes, in fact, if you use the same Amazon.com account on your servers, then each server can see the backups from the other servers, and you can restore the backups onto any server you want.