Does your company have a file server? There probably is. What files do you store on your file server?

Legal documents, internal documents, letters, contracts with your customers or partners; accounting documents such as 1C database copy, invoices; personal files of your staff and many other important documents in Word format, Excel format, PDF format, picture format, etc.

So, do you take backups of your file server? You probably are. You probably keep your backups on your file server too. What do you think? Is it correct? Don’t you put all your eggs in one basket?

Even if you do not store it on the same server, you are probably store your backups in the same server room as your file server is located. Probably on a portable USB hard drive connected to your file server.

Not so bad. But are you aware of the risks?

  • If there will a fire in your server room, or your server fails?
  • Or what if your only system admin that manages whole system leaves the work and takes only copy of your files on a portable USB hard drive?

The 3-2-1 backup rule

Have you heard of the 3-2-1 backup rule? This best practice rule says keep at least three (3) copies of your data, and store two (2) backup copies on different storage media, with one (1) of them located offsite. So, how to keep in offsite? Can you keep it in system admin’s home or general director’s home? This is an offsite solution, but not a preferred solution.

The offsite data center is actually the disaster recovery center. It is located enough far from your main server room, so it is not subject to same disasters.

But of course, you are not a company big enough to set up your own disaster recovery center. We hope you’ll be ahead. but then what’s the solution?

Cloud Backup

Of course, Cloud services. Cloud services are centers that offer you service infrastructures at different levels such as IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service), PAAS (Platform as a Service), SAAS (Software as a Service). With cloud services, you can use the services you need at affordable prices.

What about security? Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are some important cloud services providers. These companies spend billions of dollars to raise their infrastructure and employ tens of thousands of experts and engineers. Be sure, they have a much more secure infrastructure than yours.

You can get different levels of cloud service according to your needs such as IAAS, PAAS, SAAS. Even It is possible to move your entire IT infrastructure even to cloud infrastructure.

Anyway, let’s go a little slow. If we go back to your file server.  You can store a copy of your file server’s backups on the cloud at very affordable prices. You can store your backups on cloud storage for as long as you want in different schemes according to your needs.

Advantages of Cloud Backup

Accessibility – Cloud backups are accessible anytime and anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
Data Assurance – Your data is backed up in the event of a local event such as a fire or theft.
Multiple copies – It is possible to keep copy of your backups on different geographic locations.
Security – Data centers have very strict security protocols and backup data is encrypted.
Maintenance – It is easy to monitor and maintenance backup processes.

If you are interested in cloud backup, please contact us. We can analyze your data and backup and suggest you best solution for cloud backup.