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princee18 01-28-2009 05:18 AM

Offsite backup
 
I think taking data backups to offsite location is the best way to protect the data in the event of a natural disasters. How many of you use offsite backup and how costly it is as compared to other mediums of backup?

maikj 01-31-2009 06:54 PM

Off site backup..
 
It is a great idea and a must in many types of businesses. With lower cost of bandwidth etc, its becoming more and more affordable to use aremote backup solution.

Schumie 02-02-2009 10:16 AM

Off site backups are and will always be crucial to the smooth recovery of a primary site failure. I've used tapes for many many years, but more recently have switched to using offsite storage platforms.

Personally, I can't praise R1Soft's CDP enough for doing both local in data centre backups, and also off site replication.

Zordani 02-09-2009 12:35 PM

I'm trying to figure out if offsite backup companies are actually worth the money or if they're even affordable to a small to medium company. Any help?

Schumie 02-10-2009 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zordani (Post 23003)
I'm trying to figure out if offsite backup companies are actually worth the money or if they're even affordable to a small to medium company. Any help?

NB: I'm not selling our services, just advising how we deal with our backups for our enterprise customers.

We backup all our enterprise customers every night to an onsite storage system which keeps 30 data points (a month).

Then every week, we perform an offsite backup to a separate storage device for those customers who require it. This is all part of the managed service that our customers expect, and I wouldn't say it's too costly - what would the cost be of not having your backups offsite and being unable to continue your business for a week, two weeks or even worse, never recover at all? What would the negative impact in regards of reputation and customer confidence be to your business?


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