Offsite Backup

321 Backups – What is Offsite?

 

  • A physically separate location in case your main site is inaccessible (for whatever reason), as far away as possible maybe another town or even country.
  • Logically separate to protect against ransomware encryption over a WAN.
  • Cloud storage like Carbonite, Azure, Amazon, Google, Elephant, NAS provider cloud, Veeam etc

Be aware of country of storage for data protection regulations and protection of intellectual property.

Two offsite copies aren’t a substitute for an onsite copy, if the internet is off you can’t restore eg an accidently deleted file

If you are running your production data on a cloud / hosted service, offsite becomes offsite to the providers facility maybe back at your office or home.