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backup solutions for small businesses

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.
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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..


what kind of offsite backup solution? what method do you use?
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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
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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
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You probably want to review my answer here:  http:Q_22718743.html


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