Backup / Storage Options

Cloud /Offsite Backup:

Also known as online backup, is a stratagem for backing up data that involves transferring a copy of the data over an exclusive or public network to an off-site server. The server is usually hosted by a third-party service provider, who charges the backup customer a fee based on capacity, bandwidth or number of users.

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Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Are file-level computer data storage attached to a computer network providing data access to a diverse group of clients. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialized for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements. NAS are often manufactured as a computer appliance – a specialized computer built from the ground up for storing and serving files – rather than simply a general purpose computer being used for the role.

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External Hard Drive

Is a portable storage device that can be attached to a computer through a USB or wireless. External hard drives typically have high storage sizes and are often used to back up computers or serve as a network drive.

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Backup Software: Windows Backup, Shadow Protect, Acronis

ShadowProtect™

Is StorageCraft’s backup and disaster recovery solution for Windows. It allows the users to schedule (or manually create) everyday, image-based backups of their local disks and store them on disk-based or network destinations. The backup images include all files, settings, programs and operating system files on the volume, and are an exact depiction of the entire volume at the time the backup was created.

Windows Backup

Creates safety copies of your most important personal files, to help make you prepared for the worst. Let Windows choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries, and drives yourself. Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose—just set it and forget it. You can back up to another drive or a DVD.

Acronis

Provides backup, disaster recovery, and partitioning software for both the home, and small and medium enterprises. Their core focus is working with disk blocks, which provides the technology for additional products such as system deployment and disk partitioning. It works for Windows or Linux.

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