How the Datto SIRIS Backs Up On-Site and Off-Site with Ease

by | Feb 12, 2013 | Business Continuity

Learn How the Datto SIRIS Backs Up On-Site and Off-Site with Ease

The reality is that you will lose your data at some point. The only question is how and when. When that time does happen you need to be prepared. 43% of companies without a disaster recovery plan will never re-open, and those that do, 80% fail within 13 months. When you do lose your data, how are you going to efficiently and effectively recover it? Is it necessary, or a smart strategy to store your backups on-site and off-site?

Redundancy carries with it a very bad connotation. Over the past several years, we likely know someone who has been made “redundant”, if not ourselves.  But in your IT strategy, redundancy is a good thing! Most people watched the Super Bowl and witnessed the power outage. Watching the events unfold I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if they couldn’t recover? They were able to recover because of some equipment redundancies. But I also came away thinking how much quicker they could have recovered if they had redundancies in their power grid.

Point being, redundancies in technology are a good thing. When it’s feasible and cost effective, we should plan to include them in our technology strategies. Having copies of your backups data locally is a key element to a quick recovery and should be your first recovery path. Recovering from an off-site backup will take much longer, and should be the next recovery path.  Retrieving just 100 GB from a remote location at 1 MBps will take 26.5 hours.

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Datto SIRIS backs up your data locally and also off-site, and you’re able to setup your backup interval for both.  An example would be to backup your servers and data locally every hour, and send backups off-site every four hours.

Today there is a lot of media attention to off-site or cloud backups. Off-site backups are crucial in a successful backup and recovery strategy for when things do awry locally.  Datto SIRIS is a perfect solution that has you covered locally and off-site.

Protect your business, and recover instantly from data loss and disaster. Schedule a Datto SIRIS demo today.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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