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Last Modified: 2020-05-08
Good Day,

We currently run 2 servers in Office A ( Modupe Office) which is 250meters apart from office B ( Oshifila Office ) currently connected with the ubiquity beam m5.

The 2 servers use the promox. Based on the attached diagram, we are hoping to have the 2 servers backed up in the other office. Have a central storage nas server for all work station at Oshifila, which will also be backed up at Office B ( Modupe Office) Then both will back backed up at an apartment outside of both office, but which is connected through the uap ac pro to it.

Whats your opinion about the frame work and choice of devices. Thank you. And for traffic, we are hoping it'll be during non office hours. Nas-setup.png
To back up our window servers to Synology NAS we will be using the Active Backup for Business on the Synology
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I think HDD will fly?.. what do you think.???

Then secondly. reducing the number of nas server. .. let the oshifila simply save there, then goes to back up. and modupe goes to back up too. and keep modupe local. for traffic.

What do you think?

You need to consider your business and legal requirements.

1. How long does the law say you have to keep data?  Are your business requirements longer or shorter? Pick the longest.  If it is more than a year, keeping data on a NAS box may not be your best solution.  

If only a small amount of data (GB up to tens of GB) needs to be kept for more than a year, you can separately back this data up to archival quality DVDs.  Thses are not the blanks you commonly get at OfficeMax, but blanks with special dyes with a lifetime of decades -- common DVD media will often lose data after a relatively short time.

If you have terabytes of data with long-term storage requirements,  you should consider tape.  Yes, it seems terribly old-fashioned,  but nothing else combines the speed, capacity,  and data life of LTO tape.

2. What is the backup target of the Synology Active Backup? If it's cloud so the data is off-premises, that's good, but make sure you fully understand the terms-of-service.  If you delete a file locally, how long will it be kept in the backup set?  How long will it take to perform a system restore from the Active Backup -- does this meet your business requirements?  You must not rely on a backup of the NAS box to the NAS box!

3. Yes, hard drives in the NAS box should be fine.  MAKE SURE that the disks you buy are on Synology's supported drives list.  You risk losing all your data if you do not use drives designed for NAS and RAID environments.

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