It's 8:00 AM. Yesterday's thunderstorms and tornados have departed. Power is out in the office and the server room is offline. You get a phone call. Executives and other employees are working remotely, but they need access to files and databases. What do you say?
- "Sorry, the server facility is down."
- "Sorry, the data is backed up on tapes, but we can't restore it until the power is back on."
- "No problem. Just give me a few minutes. You'll have access to everything shortly."
If you're using an enterprise-grade online backup solution then your answer would be (C). Online backup provides a secure way to instantly access and recover critical files, directories or entire file systems from anywhere using a web browser.
Here are some best practices for preparing to overcome the data recovery challenges presented by natural disasters like tornados:
- Access to business-critical data while the datacenters are down
- Secure remote data access for key employees / partners / customers
- Quickly recovering most important server data after a disaster
- Replicated file system is always online
- Access server and laptop files or directories from anywhere via web
- Remote restore by IT or authorized parties from anywhere
- Easily test the integrity of files, folders, file systems or entire backups when needed