What's the deal with onsite backup vs. offsite backup? And how does Datto answer both questions at once?
The first thing to know is that you need both—you can't do one or the other. If you only back up on-site, your data will be at risk for natural disasters, theft, and any other number of things that could destroy it. And if you only back up off-site, what's the point? You'll still be at risk of all of those things, but even if they don't happen, you won't have your data available while you're trying to run your business.
So how do you get both without doubling your workload and breaking the bank? How do you make sure that no matter what happens, your data is safe and accessible under any circumstances?
Are you keeping your business safe?
One of the worst things that can happen to a business is losing data. Whether it's lost due to fire, flood, or any other disaster, many businesses don't have a backup plan that will keep them up and running in the face of adversity.
Unfortunately, most people have old backup systems that do not provide business continuity. These local or onsite backup options, because they are located where the business (source of services are being provided from) are vulnerable and exposed drastic threats/events such as fires, floods and other natural disasters.
Cloud-based options are an excellent alternative for those who want to protect their data. Cloud-based options make sure your data is stored safely in a remote location (not onsite). This way if anything happens at your place of business, you'll still have access to all of your important information.
If you don't have a backup plan for your business, now is the time to create one!
When you think about backing up your data, take a minute to consider: should it be onsite? Offsite? How do you decide and what are the benefits of each?
The truth is, all businesses should have an onsite AND offsite backup plan. Why not just pick one? Because both have their pros and cons. Onsite backups give you easy access to the data, but it’s also vulnerable to natural disasters or theft. Offsite backups are safe from those things, but they’re harder to access and sometimes cost more.
So how do you choose between the two? You don’t!
DATTO provides this option, making sure you have it backed up locally, but also able to save offsite.
Did you know that the Datto Cloud is backed up every 15 minutes, and that two locations across the country are always syncing? This is just another way Datto protects your data to keep your business up and running!
As a business owner, you can't rely on your IT department to get this done for you. They're going to tell you that they're doing it, because they think you don't know any better. Or maybe they're doing it and think that's enough—but it's not.
You need actual proof of your backup working. You should be testing out your backup at least once a month, but ideally once a week. If you're relying on the IT department to do this for you, then there's no way for them to tell you for sure that everything is working. They'll say it's fine, but then what happens when something does go wrong and there are no backups? Your reputation is ruined, and you could lose everything!
But if you set up Datto, which is a backup system that runs automatically so that even if the Internet goes down or gets hacked or something else goes wrong, then at least all of your data will still be safe! You'll never have to worry about losing anything again.
Datto combines onsite and offsite backup into a single solution for businesses like yours. Onsite backups keep your information readily available for your day-to-day operations, so there's no lag time when you need it. And because Datto is cloud-based, it's also backed up off-site— so no matter what happens to your physical location, your data is secure and accessible.
If you have any questions or in need of any further details on how to be sure you are in the proper path of securing your business, and taking the proper precautions, please feel free to reach out to us here at KRS IT. You can speak to a live tech assistant via phone at, 201-932- 2696 or 201-879-6397. We can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.