Thread: Offsite backup
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Zordani View Post
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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