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 Questions?