James Crowley
C3 – Crowley Computer Consulting
BACKUP EFFECTIVELY AND
AUTOMATICALLY
Presentation
 Available at
www.crowleycomputers.com/ncts.html
Quiz #1
 User
 Home
 Business user
 IT Support
Quiz #2
 Expertise
 Novice
 User
 Afficianado
Quiz #3
 Is all your data backed up?
 Yes
 No
 Maybe
Quiz #4
 How old is your last backup?
 Less than a day
 A few days
 A week
 A month
 What backup?
Who should backup?
 Everyone!
Example to avoid
Corrupt Exchange email database.
Example to avoid
Accounting files lost from old server needed for tax
filing.
Example to avoid
Salesperson USB key of documents stepped on and
broken in half.
Example to avoid
Several years of deceased husband / father photos.
Example to avoid
18 months of lost baby pictures.
Excuses for not backing up
 Cost
 It’s not important.
 It’s all in the cloud.
Reasons for not backing up
 Unimportant to user or company.
 Lazy.
 Don’t understand.
 When am I supposed to rotate media?
 Error message? What error message?
 Logs? What logs?
Requirements
 Scheduled
 Monitored
 Redundant
 Breadth – what is getting backed up
 Depth – how long it is getting backed up, versions
 Off site
 Testing
Other factors
 Cost effective
 Automated backups
 Requires no user intervention
 Ease of monitoring
 Levels
 Workstation
 Workgroup
 SMB
 Corporate
Types of backups
 Local
 Remote or cloud
 Combination
Methods
 Disk to tape
 Disk to disk
 removable
 external
 network
 Disk to cloud
Selection factors
 Capacity
 Speed
 Backup
 Restore
 Redundancy
Selection factors
 Cost
 Startup
 Software
 Hardware
 Recurring
 Maintenance
 Recurring fees
RAID
 Is RAID a backup?
Software
 Not all hardware solutions will include
software.
 Or they may not include adequate software.
 Options
 Agents
 Open File
 SQL databases
 “Other” operating systems
Software
 Options
 Paid
 Included
 Open source
Accelerating changes
 Hard drive prices dropping, tape prices stable
 Cloud
 Reliability
 Cost of bandwidth and ability to backup off peak
 Increased trust
Backup types
Disk to Tape
 Advantages





Local
Redundancy
Archiving
Easy off site
Known
 Disadvantages
 Medium reliability
 Speed
 Cost
Disk to Disk
 Advantages
 Medium reliability
 Speed
 Cost
 Disadvantages
 Off site
Disk to Cloud
 Advantages
 Startup costs
 Off site
 Disadvantages
 Recurring costs
 Speed
Cloud Backup Options
 Many choices
 Beware of new companies that may not
survive.
 Do you need to worry about regulations?
 Research, preferably third party.
 If it’s a year old, it’s probably wrong. Be sure the
review is current.
Some Cloud Backup examples
 Carbonite
 IDrive
 Mozy
 Norton Online
Some summaries and comparisons
 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,22887
45,00.asp
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_o
nline_backup_services
Combination backups
Limit disadvantages of any single backup system
D2D2T: Disk to Disk to Tape
 Disadvantages
 Cost
 User intervention
D2D2C: Disk to Disk to Cloud
 Disadvantages
 Costs
 Startup
 Recurring
Some combination options
 Buffalo Technolgy TeraStation and
LinkStations
 Ctera
 Iomega iConnect and StorCenter
 Qnap Turbo NAS
Carbonite Home & Home Office
 Single system backups start at $59 per year,
unlimited data.
 Files are encrypted, then transmitted
 Plus adds external hard drive capability, $99
 Premium adds Courier Recovery, $149
Tray icon and menu
InfoCenter
Carbonite in Windows Explorer
 Folder list
 File list
Carbonite in context menu
Version restore
Carbonite Business
 Business
 $229 per year for unlimited computers, external
hard drive and NAS devices
 250GB backup
 BusinessPremier
 $599 per year plus Windows servers
 500GB backup
 Additional storage
 $46 per year for 50GB add on, $89 for 100GB
Ctera
 On premises appliance
 Cloud based storage
 All in one solution
Costs
Device
CloudPlug
Cost
C200
$199.00
Drive cost
C400
$499.00
$1499.00
Add your own 1TB to 3TB drives!
Workstation agents
included
10
20
50
10GB
14.99
24.99
44.99
25GB
22.49
32.49
52.49
50GB
34.99
44.99
64.99
50GB add on
25.00
25.00
25.00
Cloud storage
Additional
considerations
$199.00 Server agent for Exchange, SQL Server
and Active directory backup.
CloudPlug
 External USB or eSATA
 Capacity depends on
attached drive
 Recommended for up
to 10 users
C200
 2 bay SATA for up to
6TB internal storage
 RAID 0/1
 Recommended up to
50 users
C400
 4 bay SATA for up to
12TB internal storage
 RAID 5/6
 Recommended up to
100 users
C800
 8 bay SATA for up to
24TB internal storage
 RAID 5/6
 Recommended up to
200 users
Agent icon and interface
Windows Explorer interface
Configuration
Agents
Cloud backup
Alerts
Snapshot (versions)
Other / future considerations
 Mobile users
 Tablets and cell phones
Backup Effectively and
Automatically
James Crowley
C3 – Crowley Computer
Consulting
www.crowleycomputers.com
[email protected]
315-394-7008
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