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Your current backup regime is very likely to be faulty!

You are quite likely to be at risk of unexpectedly losing your precious data!

This information will help you learn why your current backup may have problems.

RS Net Online Data Backup does not suffer from these problems.


 Click on any of the links below to find out why your current backup system may have problems:
Backing up to:-

 

- the hard disk in your PC
- another PC on the Network
- external USB Hard Disk
- an external USB Memory Stick
- CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, etc
- Tape Drive

Don't Do Regular Backups?

  • Your PC data is completely insignificant and your business will not suffer if it is lost?
  • You hope nothing will happen in the face of evidence of regular failures of computer equipment?
  • You  are aware that frequently businesses are seriously damaged by data loss?

Backing up to the hard disk in your PC

The major problem is that you are copying backup data to the same place as your original data.

  • If the disk fails, or the PC is stolen, etc. you lose it all!
  • Even keeping multiple copies on the same disk gains you only slight extra protection - if you do it!.
  • You are only backed up against needing an old copy or a corrupted file.
  • Backing up to another hard disk in your PC gives minor extra protection, in the hope that any failure in the PC only affects one hard disk.
  • And of course you have to remember to do the backups... and be there while it happens.
  • If you delete or lose a file .... will you be able to find it and recover it or will it have been deleted?

Backing up to another PC on the Network

This backup is slightly more secure because you are copying to another device.

  • Since they are in the same office, a power surge, theft or fire means you lose it all!
  • Keeping multiple backup copies on the same extra PC gains you only slight extra protection. They can all be lost if the PC fails.
  • Youc could copy to other PCs if you have them, but this is getting too difficult!
  • And of course you have to remember to do the backups... and be there while it happens.
  • If you delete or lose a file .... can you find it and how will you recover it from somewhere on one of the PCs or will it have been deleted?

Backing up to an external USB Hard Disk

This backup is slightly more secure because you are copying to another device.

  • If you leave the USB disk with the PC, a power surge, theft or fire means you lose it all!
  • Keeping multiple backup copies on the same USB disk gains you only slight extra protection. They can all be lost if the disk fails.
  • You need many extra USB drives - expensive!
  • USB devices have an ufortunate tendancy to fail during connect or disconnect and PC Shutdown with resulting data loss.
  • And of course you have to remember to do the backups... and be there while it happens.
  • If you delete or lose a file .... can you find it and how will you recover it from one or more of the USB disks or will it have been deleted?

Backing up to an external USB Memory Stick

This backup is slightly more secure because you are copying to another device, small enough to carry away.

  • Because they are cheap, they are prone to a higher level of failure.
  • If you leave the USB stick with the PC, a powersurge, theft or fire means you lose it all!
  • Keeping multiple backup copies on the same USB stick gains you only slight extra protection. They can all be lost if the stick fails.
  • You need many extra USB sticks, and a rotational plan, and keep the sticks at another location. 
  • USB devices have an ufortunate tendancy to fail during connect or disconnect and PC Shutdown with resulting data loss.
  • And of course you have to remember to do the backups... and be there while it happens.
  • If you delete or lose a file .... will you be able to find it in a USB stick or will it have been deleted?

Backing up to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, etc

This backup is more secure because you are copying to another device, small enough to carry away.

  • Be careful about buying cheap disks, they are prone to a higher level of failure.
  • If you leave the CDs/DVDs with the PC, theft or fire means you lose it all!
  • Keeping multiple backup copies on the same CD/DVD gains you only slight extra protection. They can all be lost if the disk fails.
  • You need many extra CDs/DVDs/, and a rotational plan, and of course keep the sticks at another location. 
  • Write-Once and Re-Writable Disks can fail during a save and you may not know until you go to get the data back and discover it is not there!
  • The New Blu-Ray devices much bigger (and Dearer), but if you do not have multiple disks, you have reduced the safety.
  • Keep these disks out of cars on warm days - they can be ruined easily.
  • And of course you have to remember to do the backups... and be there while it happens.
  • If you delete or lose a file .... can you find it and how will you recover it from somewhere on one of the Disks or will it have been deleted?

Backing up to Tape Drive

This backup is more secure because you are copying to another device, small enough to carry away.

  • The cost of tape drives and tapes can be quite expensive.
  • If you leave the Tapes with the PC, theft or fire means you lose it all!
  • Keeping multiple backup copies on the same Tape gains you only slight extra protection. They can all be lost if the Tape fails.
  • You need many extra Tapes and a rotational plan, and of course keep the Tapes at another location. 
  • It is essential to keep tape drives working well with regular head cleaning or data may not be recoverable.
  • Tape backup is relatively slow, so the temptation is to let the tape run overnight and not be able to get important data away from the site promptly.
  • Keep Tapes out of cars on warm days - they can be ruined easily.
  • And of course you have to remember to do the backups... and manage the tapes unless you make a greater investment in a Tape Changer.
  • If you delete or lose a file .... can you find it and how will you recover it from somewhere on one of the Tapes or will it have been deleted?