Data Backup and Recovery
"Start over" is a handy button to have when playing video games. You crash, press start over and you try again like nothing happened. Too bad that's not the case in real life. When your server crashes, it's done. All your data - gone in a split of a second.To avoid irreversible damage to your business (and your health), you'll need to protect your most important assets and eliminate the risks of losing your business data. There are too many threats out there for you to ignore – software damage, hardware damage (fire, earthquake, hurricane), security breaches (both theft and hacker attacks) - you name it. However, looking at the dangers, it probably seems like keeping a backup on-site is an equal risk to keeping the backup off-site. After all, anything is possible, anywhere.
Say No, No and No to the Hackers
That is why we firmly believe that it's always better to be safe than sorry and that there is no such thing as too much backup. The triple data backup protection from Secure Networks ITC is designed to prevent you from constantly worrying about your data safety and to help you invest your energy in what is really important - your business. The goal is to bring back your focus, increase your productivity and efficiency by eliminating stress that things such as data loss can cause.
Three Components, but Only One Goal
The idea behind the triple data backup plan is to prevent a disaster by eliminating a single point of failure and to lower the overall costs. The backup plan consists of three components:
• On-site Backup Solution – Complete server backups will be done daily on-premise. The initial setup includes connecting a hard drive directly to the server after which your data will be downloaded and stored on the external drive automatically. This means that in case the server crashes, it will be possible to restore all your computers or server to the previous state. We'll make sure that everything is running smoothly by closely monitoring and checking the data exchange and the hard drive.
• Off-site Backup Solution – Complete server backups are usually done once a week or once a month, depending on your business requirements. The data is kept on an external hard drive that is stored off-premises and is brought in periodically for executing the backup. This hard drive is usually swapped with the one sitting on-site, so the drives exchange roles each time the swap is made.
• Cloud Backup Solution – The cloud backup can be done as many times as your business requires it to – the data from the server can be uploaded to the cloud once, twice, ten times a day even. The cloud stores raw data (folders and files) and raw data can carry a lot of weight. A lot of weight means higher costs, since the cloud backup price is charged per 1 GB.