Backup and disaster recovery is often an area that is not properly addressed by companies and individuals. Though statistics vary, a large percentage of companies that do not have an adequate backup/disaster recovery plan do fail after a short period of time. Imagine what would happen to your company should you lose your customer and accounting data. Many backup solutions only backup data and not whole systems. This is problematic in that often times files are in use do not get backed up consistently. Because different programs store data in places that may not be included in backups. Also some data is stored in a format (like a SQL database) that cannot be safely backed up with a file backup program instead of a backup program that creates image file backups. Many times software and programs that were installed are not adequately kept track of and where the installation files and licenses are located may be unknown. The only way to be completed protected is to have a backup program that creates image files that are continually updated.
The other issue to be considered is time of recovery. The data is the most critical but it takes extensive time to get the systems up and running before data can be restored. Your business would most likely be down for days until your computer is fully functional again.
Intellicomp offers two solutions that will keep your data protected. SOS Online Backup provides you with local backup and disaster recovery in addition to automatically backing up your data to a secure and compliant offsite location. StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect software will create ongoing image backups locally. Contact us to go over which solution is the right one for you.