Backup & Disaster Recovery
Our Backup & Disaster Recovery Solution
The Critical Importance of Backups
Nobody in today’s world can deny the importance of reliable backups. However, understanding backup systems requires experience. There are a lot of different types of backups to choose from and even more ways to configure them.
The decisions that are made when a backup system is being selected, deployed, and managed are extremely important. They determine the right balance between backup cost and the organisation’s needs as well as reliability and data availability.
Accel IT are experienced backup service providers, and will help you to ensure that the backup systems that you choose are the right match for your organisation’s needs and budget.
We Partner With Industry Leaders
Do I really need to back up my data even though its on SharePoint?
It's true that Microsoft does backup their SharePoint data between data centres. But what most people don’t know is that these backups are primarily used for disaster recovery, and not for on-demand end-user restore jobs. So yes, you DO need to back up your online Sharepoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, and GDrive facilities.
What type of backups do you offer?
We offer 3 types of backups:
- File based backups
- VM based backups
- FS based backups
Which backup type is used depends heavily on a particular scenario, the importance and nature of the data being backed up, the client's budget, and to some degree, the preferences of the client. There's more than one way to skin a cat, as they say.
How do you know backups are working, do you test backups?
Yes, we like to perform what we call a disaster recovery dry run. Where we will spin up a virtual environment and restore to that destination and test the backups integrity.
Where do you store your data?
All data is securely backed up in multiple locations across Melbourne and Sydney. We ensure that all data stays within Australia.
How much does it cost?
Backup costs are dependent on three factors:
- The total size of the backup
- The frequency that the backups are taken
- The speed that the data must be accessible
We typically charge $45 per month to access our backup platforms, with a charge of $10 per 100gb thereafter. For this, our customers get daily backups as a standard, 14 day retention, and one day recovery in the event of data loss. We also offer more frequent backups as well as faster recovery if that is needed.