StorageCraft ShadowProtect leads the industry in image-based backup software for business servers. StorageCraft has a ten-year history of making best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration, virtualization, and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, and laptops.
Primary protection is provided by StorageCraft ShadowProtect backup software running on each server. After the initial backup, ShadowProtect creates incremental backups every two hours.
Backups are stored onsite in a Synology DS114 network attached storage device or the equivalent, supplied by Bruceb Consulting and included in the cost of the service. Using a NAS is more reliable than a USB external hard drive and there are some important advantages to using a NAS during an extended recovery. The need to swap hard drives and take one offsite is eliminated.
ShadowProtect can also be installed inexpensively on workstations if there are no other workstation backups.
StorageCraft ImageManager runs daily to verify the backup images and correct any errors. It consolidates images on a regular schedule so the backup files do not grow exponentially – a single daily image file will replace the files created every two hours, a single weekly image file will replace the daily files, and so on, on a schedule that provides maximum flexibility to recover anything that matters.
Once the files are checked and consolidated, ImageManager will replicate the backup files to a Synology DS1813+ at the offices of Bruceb Consulting.
Bruceb Cloud Backup securely backs up server data to Amazon’s S3 cloud storage. If ShadowProtect is unable to recover files or a server for any reason, this is a completely separate place to recover data files.
The Bruceb Cloud Backup program is simple and easy. It will frequently be the easiest way to recover deleted files or folders, or previous versions of files. Anyone interested should spend some time learning how to use Bruceb Cloud Backup for day-to-day problems. ShadowProtect is complex and requires specialized training.