Why Use A Local Backup?
Why Is On-site Backup Important
The primary advantage to a Local ON-SITE backup server is SPEED. Today's networks operate at Gigabit speeds which are lighting fast compared to the speed of your internet connection. As such, doing thing such as bare-metal-restores or large file backups can be expedited by running over your local network vs your internet connection.
Do I Need A Local Backup
For smaller offices, and small servers with low volumes of data a local backup server may not be required, in these instances a Cloud Backup solution is able to offer enough protection.
For larger offices with more than one server, or servers with a lot of files, or mission critical servers we always recommend a local backup server. Primary reason for this is that recovery over your local network is going to be night and day faster than recovery of data over your internet connection.
Do I Need A Cloud Backup Too
Ask yourself the question, what would happen if I had a fire, flood, theft or vandalism in my office that damaged my main server as well as my backup. How would your company cope? If this scenario would be disastrous to your company than a Cloud Backup component is absolutely recommend. In the event something happened to your office, you could still recover your files and data.
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