Author: Aaron White, Date: 13th June 2016

Feel Confident With Remote Server Support & Daily Backups

If your business’s data is important to you, then backing it up is non-negotiable, an absolute no-brainer.

Let’s pretend that all your data is lost. It’s gone!
How quickly do you need it back? Which data do you need access to first? And most importantly, who do you call when things go south?

Backup experts suggest the 3-2-1 rule:

  • 3 copies,
  • 2 media types, and
  • 1 copy offsite.

Let’s talk about that offsite copy and the need for remote server support.

Why Backup Your Data on a Remote Server?

Strong winds can topple over trees. Heavy rain can cause local flooding. Fires can start anytime with a flash of lightning. Power failures can fry your equipment. These local disasters can affect your business, and the equipment you use to store your business’ information. Other things that can cause your data to disappear include your computer crashing, ransomware taking over your PC, or losing your laptop.

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Could you continue to run your business without the essential information you’ve been collecting for so long?

Businesses today are under pressure to keep things running 24/7. Employees frequently become frustrated with downtime and loss of information. On top of that, you continue to add new data day after day.

We recommend keeping three copies of your data at all times. The first copy is the data that you use and add to every day. The second copy is easily accessible on another device or disk. The third copy is offsite, usually cloud-based on a remote server. An offsite cloud backup keeps your data safe from whatever unforeseen factors have taken down your primary site of operation.

Having multiple copies of your data is the beginning of a solid business continuity plan.

When to Backup Your Data

Daily remote backups are standard. Backups can run after your business is closed for the day. Backing up your data can take as little as a few minutes or as long as several hours depending on how much data you have and if you are simply adding new data or starting over each day.

What Holds the Backup & Where is it Located?

In our case, eSOZO houses our customers’ remote servers and virtual machines in our own data centers in the U.S., including one in NJ. We use Veeam® software to manage the process. The point is to have reliable and safe backups.

Read more about why we love Veeam.

By using our own secure, state-of-the-art data centers, we can share the confidence with our customers. Your data will be secure and ready when you need it. By monitoring the remote server, we will be alerted to issues, and can solve many of them before the issue becomes a real problem.

Wherever you choose to house your remote backup, be sure you are comfortable with the systems and software parameters in place. Backups are useless if they are not reliable.

How Do I Get My Data?

eSOZO’s managed services can backup and restore data fairly quickly using Veaam’s Instant VM Recovery™ and SureBackup®. For virtual backups, we can recover your data in less than two minutes; plus, we test every backup, every time, before launch, and ensure full recovery.

For full confidence that your data will be there even when a disaster strikes, be sure to include remote server backup as part of your business plan.

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