By definition, this is any backup that is physically close at hand and offers the fastest recovery and restoration, as well as housing the most copies. This is the most important backup, as there are 4 main issues that can occur where local backup is crucial:

  1. Failure of main server (what we call production environment)
  2. Intentional/unintentional deletion of data
  3. Ransomware or other virus attacks
  4. Disaster of any type, specifically natural, like an earthquake, fire, or flooding

A good backup will protect you against #1 through #3 above. No local backup will protect against #4: natural disasters.

There are 4 common, yet ineffective ways that local backups are improperly set up. They will all protect you against #1 and #2 above, but they will NOT protect you against #3, Ransomware/Cyber-attack:

    1. Using archaic systems like Tape drives
    2. Using external drives
    3. Using Windows Backup
    4. Keeping even properly setup storage on the same network as the main server

As most savvy business owners tell us, one of the primary reasons they backup their data is to protect against the widespread threat of Ransomware. As none of these methods will do that, they are not the be-all and end-all of your data backup and storage.

The ONLY setup that will give you full protection is by utilizing a Dedicated Storage unit on a dedicated network that is separate from the main network. Set this up with a dedicated login password (different than any other admin password the organization has) and use a specialized software from a vendor that specializes only in backup.

Your data is the lifeblood of your business, and relying on Old School, archaic technologies leaves you unprotected.
As mentioned, no matter how good your setup is, even if it’s the best setup per our guidelines above, no local backup will ever protect against #4 – natural disasters, so it is imperative to incorporate a strategy of both Local and Cloud Backups.

Your data is the lifeblood of your business, and relying on Old School, archaic technologies leaves you unprotected.
As mentioned, no matter how good your setup is, even if it’s the best setup per our guidelines above, no local backup will ever protect against #4 – natural disasters, so it is imperative to incorporate a strategy of both Local and Cloud Backups.

Why Take the Chance?

Call us today for your FREE Backup and Disaster Recovery consultation via telephone or Zoom. Tell us a bit about your business and your processes, and we will give you the best options to keep your company’s data and applications secure and protected.

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