We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

backup solutions for small businesses

301 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm looking to get some opinions on backup solutions for small businesses. many of my clients either have a NAS or tape drive that takes care of backups. due the fact that tape drives/tapes are expensive and not always reliable, what other offsite backup solutions are good? do you think rotating external hard drives is a good option? what do you guys use for small businesses?

i also use www.datadepositbox.com for offsite backup, the problem is you are limited by the speed of your internet.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
I'm all about taking clients to an offsite backup solution.  There are many companies out there we do it for our customers and they love it we have a client ability to recover there own files and it works much better than babysitting tapes...  I would recommend a offsite backup solution anyday..

Author

Commented:
what kind of offsite backup solution? what method do you use?
Photographer
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Awarded 2007
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Commented:
Hi
If you have the possibility you offer it your self with BackupExec Continous Protection.
I have ten companies streaming continously to our backupserver (separate virtual servers). Only the changes to files are transfered (Delta compr.) The first backup is big and I usually do that over a weekend. Every night Mon-Fri we put it on tape which is kept in at  our bank. This is realy easy money once it´s running.

Robert Lundqvist
Small Business Specialist
Sweden
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2006

Commented:
Tape drives are perfectly fine, they are still the biggest for of backup in the industry and will be for a long time, for a small business, tapes are perfect, off site is expensive but if you want to really toy with it, look at something like a hosted server, and double take software
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Most Valuable Expert 2016
Top Expert 2014

Commented:
You probably want to review my answer here:  http:Q_22718743.html

Jeff
TechSoEasy

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.