Backup can often be an overlooked area by any business whether they are small or large. With so many employees now choosing to work from home, not to mention those precious family photos stored on the office PC, ensuring that you have a backup solution in place is vital.
There are plenty of solutions out there but there is not a single universal solution that is right for everyone. Backup solutions vary in price, features, performance, size and medium. Some use tape, whilst others use newer formats such as DVD or external hard drives. Backup solutions require two key elements: hardware and software. Here are some examples which Computime are able to supply, configure.install and monitor:
Well, yes it does but it's not the only thing to look for when considering a backup solution. Other considerations are:
Servers typically use magnetic tape drives due to their large capacity and fairly fast transfer rates. However the ever-popular DAT tape drives are now being replaced by faster Digital Linear Tape (DLT)and AIT drives by Sony along with SAIT drives.
Other solutions can include:
We usually work with partner, Acronis for server backup solutions providing Acronis TrueImage or Symantec Backup Exec providing features such as:
As a rule of thumb, workstations should be storing their data on servers in client-server architecture. Therefore only the OS and programs are vunerable reducing the need for additional workstation backups. However where appropriate (i.e. payroll PCs), suitable secure backups can be set up so files are optionally encrypted too.
We also advice and assist many home users in setting up their own mini-backup solutions to preserve important information such as documents, photos and videos. This often a variety of software solutions can involve synchronisation with servers, external