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    Backup & recovery strategies

    DataProtect Wayfarer
      Hello Everyone,

      Recently, I've been asked about various methods of backup and why
      perform one versus another. To make it a little more clear, I'd like
      to explain why a strategy of layered protection can be the most
      effective way to guarantee your ability to restore the data you need
      relatively quickly.

      The first layer (and arguably the most important) is to make sure
      your data is sent off-site. Keeping your data at least 50 miles away
      from your main location will protect you from failures that involve
      environmental factors such as severe weather, blackout / brownout,
      building failures (cooling, electrical, etc...) and even flooding and

      The second layer is to keep your data on a locally accessible device
      that will allow you to quickly recover from local hardware failures.
      This protects you from server hardware failures such as drive crashes,
      fried motherboards and even slips of the finger.

      Finally, the third layer is to include file versioning. Considering
      that several kinds of malware can attach themselves to your files
      (executable and non-executable) and be subsequently backed-up, you want
      to be able to roll back your files to a point before the infection.

      When you implement a recovery solution that includes all of these
      features, it is difficult to imagine a scenario where you can't restore
      the data you need.

      Check for your total Backup & recovery solutions!

      John F. Sklavounos
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