Data Recovery and Backup
Did you know that a virus, hardware failure, natural disaster or simple human error could wipe out your most important files?
It is important to save your data in some way. Below are some methods we offer and use for our clients.
Some critical points are outlined below. The best choice and peace of mind is to use all 4 of these methods, however we understand not all client’s needs are exactly the same. We would be happy to do a customized review with you. Each one of these items protects you in a different way.
1. Disaster Recovery Images via Crown Imaging Services.
We image, which is saving a backup of your server/computer, to insure you against an unfortunate hardware failure or data loss. This image helps you get data restored or an entire server restored quickly. This unfortunately has occurred many times with client’s systems before they became our client’s.They faced hardware failure but were saved by this service. We were able to restore their server operating systems and data from the images we had. In these cases a tape backup system would have failed to get them back up quickly because the tapes only contain data and not Operating systems and installed software.
2. Critical Offsite Data Storage via Crown Nightly Offsite Backup Services
So maybe you have an image of just your computer or server, but your most important data needs to get offsite every night! Our newly launched service transmits your critical data to a secure location every night. We call this our “COLO”. This is only for critical data that changes daily such as your accounting data, your Customer files, or important mailboxes. Click here for more information about our off-site data backup.
3. Complete Offsite data Storage via Crown Monthly Offsite Backup Services.
This step is in conjunction with step 2. If there is much more data that can be transmitted offsite nightly then all of your server images and data images are taken offsite monthly. We come out onsite and take your last month’s data images back to our headquarters. This way we have complete images of everything for the past month stored off-site.
4. Folder Redirection.
A common mistake is for users to store critical data in folders that are not set for backup. Make sure all of your valuable data is stored on the server and not on a workstation desktop. Employees should save data to a directory that is on the server. We can train users to not save important documents on their desktops and local workstations. We can do an assessment of your data and redirect every users’ my documents to the server.
We recommend a plan that combines all of these methods to really protect your company’s valuable data. Using these 4 methods you are employing the best backup plan possible. If you sign up for these plans, we also watch to make sure all these backup jobs get done successfully.
We also can provide you with Daily reports upon request so you can rest assured your backups are getting done.
Contact us today! 858-483-8770 or email email@example.com for a personalized backup and disaster recovery assessment.
Crown Nightly Online Offsite Backup Solution
Nothing beats the peace of mind that an automated online backup solution can bring to your important business or personal data.
To get started right away with your online backup account, choose your ideal Base Plan, either Monthly or Annual billing options are available.
We recommend using this service in conjunction with our Disaster recovery imaging service.
Crown Offsite backup service is priced according to the amount of data stored in our vaults.
The 4 types of backups and their differences
Type 5: Disaster recovery images with quick recovery plus offsite recovery
Here is how our disaster recovery images with quick recovery works:
We take snapshots of the server every 15 minutes or whatever frequency we choose. We send these snapshots to another server on the local network to have the ability to get back up and running instantly. Its like having an automatically deployed spare tire. If the server goes down as all servers do at some point, we can bring up another server within about 15 minutes.
If the power goes out in the building or a disaster happens we have the server replicating to the Co-location facility as well. This means that we can still get business done or access data if need be from the co-location facility. Emails will still be operating you will be able to access databases or accounting software’s from remotely .
Pros: You cannot be more protected
It’s a bit expensive as you have to have actual server hardware onsite that will be able to be the “spare tire” waiting to be put into action. The idea of having this is if your real server goes down your new temp server will come up almost instantly and make it so you do not have to send employees home. Easy for us to manage and make sure that backups are happening. We test them once a month by mounting them as well. If theirs a fire or burglary we can turn on the offsite server and you can still get business done. Emails will be flowing , access to databases and any other software will be accessible.
The only con here is that its not cheap , other then that this is the best way to go if you can afford it and want to lower your risk to a zero from an technology perspective.
Server Schedule :
We do snapshots every 15 minutes. We can set the retention to be whatever we want. If we want a longer retention we may opt to stretch out the snap shots to every 3 hours or longer. Anything is possible with this model we just may have to add disk space and or more servers if more retention or snapshots are required.