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Many Businesses believe they have a "Backup". What they're much
less confident about is what that Backup is of and if they needed
to use it, what they'd end up with afterwards. We believe a backup
is only as good as the recovery it can perform. There are several
important questions to ask of any backup solution:
- What will be backed up?
- How long does it take to backup?
- How durable is the backup?
- How many cycles will I have / how far back can I go?
- How frequent will the backups be?
- What can I recover?
- How long will it take to recover it?
There are really two types of backup: on-site and off-site.
On-site backup usually takes the form of Tape or disk backup. Both
have their advantages, but increasingly disk has many more
advantages over tape on its own.
On-site backups benefit from high speed and fast backup times as
they can be carried out across the local network. Typically, this
is to Tape or disk arrays.
The key benefit of Off-site backup is that it isn't at your
business premises. Provided the data is kept secure, the advantage
of having either keeping a tape off-site, or having an automated,
up to date copy of your backup data maintained off-site is that if
something catastrophic happened, the off-site copy would be
available to recover from.
Data is transmitted to our off-site backup servers using 128-bit
SSL encryption and then stored 128/256 bit encrypted on the backup
Once the initial backup is carried out, only the changes to your
data are transmitted each time the backup runs. The system
automatically keeps each backup as its own snapshot and can retain
them for a configurable period which we typically set to 14 days.
This allows the recovery of any backed up file to be restored to a
version from the past 14 days.
Our Online backup service for servers protects:
- Exchange Server (Entire Information Store, or Mail Level)
- SQL Server
- MySQL Server
- Lotus Notes
- Lotus Domino
In addition to these key applications, the software agent works
with Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Netware as well as almost any
environment which supports Java.
Complete Backup Solutions
A complete backup solution would be a combination of on and
off-site backups. By having an off-site backup, you are protected
from fire and theft and any other physical damage which would not
only damage your operational systems, but put your backup system at
risk as well. An on-site backup is typically faster to backup to
and restore from than an off-site backup.
aFinite can choose the right backup solution for your needs and
suggest an appropriate solution.