Onsite backups to tape, servers, external hard drive, memory cards, or DVD means that the media used needs to be physically managed. Maintaining an effective backup strategy means regular backups requiring multiple media, storage space, time, money and manpower. More than likely, the process is not automated. Staff must physically complete and verify the backup has been successful.
Our online backup system bypasses all of this, is 100% automated and much more secure. You can retrieve or verify your files on our server from virtually any location in the world!
Furthermore, most onsite media isn’t secure. Failure is common. It can be lost, damaged or destroyed. Onsite backup systems cannot provide protection against theft, fire, or any other form of local system failure. For all these reasons, an online, off-site backup is by far the most efficient and reliable option. Of course, DataTrust recommends that you use our services to complement your own local backups.