The MAS Direct Network remote backup service accomplishes several essential steps that are often overlooked or done improperly.
Backups are done on schedule, reliably and in some cases depending on shop size up to 5 times a day during a 24 hour period. Some businesses don’t do this. For one reason or another, they don’t keep a regular backup regimen. Usually, it’s because the person responsible for doing backups (if there is one) is too busy doing something else, or they simply forget. Since remote backups are done with automated software, backups are always done on schedule.
The MAS Direct Network remote backup service is constantly reevaluating the computer system, adding files to the backup as needed during the day.
The general definition of “proper” backups requires redundancy. One must keep multiple copies of the same files at different points in their development. As an example, you should have a different copy of each backup session, i.e. Monday, Tuesday etc. Further, you should be able to easily restore any of your files up to any given point in time. Banks do it, big corporations do it, and so should small businesses.
Finally and most importantly – Backups are immediately sent offsite and stored safely away from the clients’ computers and their businesses. This is where almost every business makes its biggest mistake. Even if they do everything else perfectly, backups are of little use if their building burns or they are unable to physically recover their tapes from the premises. Most small companies who do backups leave the tapes in the building with the computer, where they can be destroyed right along with the computer.
Of course, you can see that this would be a problem in a fire or flood or an earthquake. But it’s also useful in emergencies where businesses are forced to evacuate their offices quickly. Even businesses that do backups and have good, undamaged tapes have to shut down. Many go out of business simply because they don’t have access to their data. You do almost immediately.
The MAS Direct Network remote backup service is essential in today’s technology environment. It ultimately protects you against loss of data and minimizes your down time – which, without this service could run into days.