what is on offsite backup?

To fully protect your company, business or personal data you will need to do a backup that gets taken away from your office, building or home on a regular basis. Depending on the size of your company and your data set these offsite backups may be as regular as everyday or just at the end of the week on a friday. The important thing is to have something set up that works for you. A very popular option these days for your offsite backup solution is to use an Online Backup

Depending on the size of your data set a memory stick is a very simple offsite backup. You might have one for each day of the week.

Depending on the size of your data set a memory stick is a very simple offsite backup. You might have one for each day of the week.


You are not fully protected unless you have an offsite backup

While an onsite backup is very important it is your offsite backup (or online backup) that will be your savior when the big disaster strikes. Your onsite backup stays in the office with the rest of your computers and company assets and can fall victim to any number of localised problems such as fire, flood, earthquake or even theft - just to name a few. A typical offsite backup will consist of a series of storage devices that you can take away from your site with you on a regular basis. 


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Ruggedised hard drives a perfect for offsite backups. Portable, economical and easy to store. 

Our offsite backup was used when we were broken into and our computer and onsite backup both got stolen. Never thought we would need it but we did.
— Peter - Christchurch Pharmacist