Posted on 30th January, 2015 | No Comment
You do have an off-site backup, right? A local external hard drive backup is a very good idea, but only if you take it off-site weekly and swap it out with another drive so that your most recent backup is somewhere else.
Because disasters happen every day where both your computer and backup drive are inaccessible:
- Fire (obviously)
- Tornado (your computer and data could be mile apart with drives that no longer spin)
- Flood (you may never see your drives again)
- Theft (we’ve had this happen to our clients)Disaster recovery can become a critical necessity in the blink of an eye.
A cloud backup is your best defense against total loss of data.
It seems like everyone and their dog is offering a cloud backup these days, right, How do you make a decision between all these offerings? Well, we have done some research on this topic and have actually used several of the products out there. Our sister business, Warren Paul Harris Photography, stores over 5 Terabytes of data and backing up all this data is absolutely crucial. Also, some of our network clients have struggled with finding a solid and manageable backup solution as well.
All backups are not created equal. Some are not capable of backing up Windows servers, as they cannot handle the permissions at a kernel level. Our backup seamlessly integrates with both workstations and servers.
With some products, your cloud storage is managed from a local client application, but if you also want local backups to an external drive, you need an add-on application and another account (more $$$) to accomplish this task. Not with our solution.
One application and a single, affordable monthly fee takes care of all your data protection at once.
Our recommendation is: