Hard Drive Copy
The best way to maintain a backup of your businesses critical computer data and files is by creating a hard disk copy of these files. Unlike tape backups, CD backups, or DVD backups, creating a hard drive copy of your data is usually a fully automated process. The right files are backed up automatically each night, and the hard drive copy of backup records can be mirrored or re-copied for redundancy.
Using advanced local area network or remote backup software are two options for creating and maintaining the hard drive copy. LAN backup software is usually employed to create a local data backup which can be restored quickly if needed. This LAN hard drive copy is a basic step taken by most organizations to preserve their data.
Remote backup software can be used in conjunction with this LAN backup to provide a couple of elements that are critical to maintaining a hard drive copy for disaster recovery purposes. If the LAN is destroyed along with the building that housed it, the backup copy of data is also destroyed. Adding remote backup software to the mix ensures that a local data store is there for convenience, and that the online backup copy is there for disasters.
Many have found that even though remote backup data is viewed as a disaster recovery measure, restoring files from the remote data store can be very quick and painless when compared to a LAN restore. If a tape drive was used for the LAN hard drive copy, tapes must be requested or located, loaded and screened for the particular file that is being restored. Most quality remote backup software programs include an intuitive software interface that allows even non-technical staff to quickly locate and restore files.
RBackup Remote Backup software is the ‘weapon of choice’ for thousands of companies worldwide. They use it to create a hard drive copy of multiple machines, both on and off their networks. When evaluating data backup software and disaster recovery software products, be sure to take RBackup for a test drive.