Imagine walking into your business tomorrow morning only to discover your server has crashed. “No worries” you think to yourself, “we back up our server on the tapes every night.” Unfortunately, when you try to recover data from your tapes you discover they have become old and unusable.
Investing in an online backup solution can seem to be a more costly option per megabyte of storage when compared to using tapes. The difference is the reliability of the backup when the moment strikes and the backup is needed to restore your entire business; it could be the difference to keep you from going out-of-business. It’s also important to get your business back up and running quickly. Restoring from a server failure would most likely take several days to potentially weeks to restore. Not to mention the labor costs to re-build the environment.
We often see clients using the tape backup option run into trouble. They thought they were backing up every night, and were even getting a verification of the backup, but when the server drives failed, they learned that the old, worn out tapes had not been backing up their server for months. Unfortunately, these clients have had to pay a lot of money to send their hard drives to recovery experts with the hope that the data can be restored. For clients we manage, we take an image of their entire system allowing them to recover their business in a matter of hours rather than days or even weeks. Local file restores also are performed to test data integrity of the backups.
Imagine your business suddenly without your client list, inventory levels, payroll information… anything. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to maintain your business. Statics show that 70% of small businesses that suffer a major data loss are out of business within eighteen months.
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