You arrive at work, only to find your server has failed, and all of your office data is lost.
Let’s compare downtime and how long each backup solution will take when it’s time to get your office back up and running.
You rack your brain for where you left your latest set of tape backups.
Hopefully they are stored where they haven’t been damaged by heat, humidity, and magnetic interference!1
We understand, it’s only human to freak out.
At Business Continuity Vault, we’re ready to get the recovery process started as soon as you are.
Find, purchase, and install a tape drive identical to the one that made the tape.
This can often be more of a problem than you would think - especially if the unit is an older model.2
Use any computer to hop back to the last 15 minute snapshot of your office.
This is quick, easy, and can be done from any computer, whether it’s at your office or elsewhere.
Order a new server to be built for the data to be restored to.
This can be a lengthy process as the server often needs to be shipped from overseas.3
After a short wait, your office is up and running again, even if the server fire isn’t out yet.
In around 2 hours, your office computers will connect to the Business Continuity Vault servers and continue working from there.
After your server arrives, it needs to be set up.
This involves reinstalling the operating system, then installing the backup software used to create the tape.4
When your server is ready, it’s time to attempt to restore your data from the tapes.
Restoring an entire file system from tape after a hard drive failure can be a daunting task requiring not only a lot of time, but greater than normal expertise.5
Tape backups take a long time to restore, there’s just no way around it.
Many companies have over 100GB of data to restore and restoring it will take at least as long as it took to create it.6
Chances are, there were some errors during the data restorating process.
It’s time to troubleshoot the error logs, which is a lengthy and frustrating process.7
All of your work could be in vain.
If your tapes were damaged in any way, if the restoration errors could not be resolved, or if you have just run out of time.8
You book a meeting with Business Continuity Vault.
We’ll make sure this will never happen to you again!
Contact us today and we can get started together!9