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Carbonite Server Backup

Posted on 2014-12-15
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hey guys,

we have 1 server here thats our DC/File server.

Looks like they purchased carbonite for backups. How effective is this for a good backup?
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by:noxcho
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Carbonite has a good name on backup market. And often they do not develop their own software but use a license of one of the backup software makers such as Symantec, Acronis, Paragon etc. Just replacing the names in software. So it should be ok.
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Carbonite is only one piece of your puzzle.
- if you had to restore, how long would it take?  Does that meet your business needs?
- Have you practiced doing a full restore, so that you know how and are comfortable  with the process?
- Best practice is to have two independent backups  (what if the Carbonite store becomes corrupted, or they suffer an extended DOS attack when you need to do a restore?).  What is your plan?
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by:Davis McCarn
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It needs to be an Enhanced Server Backup account or you won't be getting the system state and active directory backups.  I would also suggest that someone login to the Carbonite account and inspect what is in the backup!
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Always have a second dc either cloud or physical. An old desktop will do fine.
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by:Carbonite
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Hi,

First off me let say that personally I think Carbonite Server backup is very effective :)

Secondly if you have any questions or need help getting into that account feel free to shoot me a message or reach out. I'd love to help you in any way I can.
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