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 hour.
Backups are stored onsite in a Synology DS114 network attached storage device or the equivalent. 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.
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 the cloud.