Offsite backup is a backup solution where the saved data is stored in an external location separate from the actual location of the data. In the event of a natural disaster, data can be reloaded from an external location to a new system, with the data not being destroyed along with the local infrastructure.
There are several possible implementations, the simplest of which is to transport a physical medium with the saved data to an external location, another site, a bank, a warehouse, or an authorized company. In this case, however, there is a risk of damage to the physical media, and in the event of damage or accident during transport, the data stored on the external site will also be destroyed.
It is also possible, for example, after saving to a local NAS, the NAS storage will synchronize the data to another same NAS at certain intervals.
There are backup solutions that upload a copy of the saved data to a cloudy storage location. This can be hosting from a service provider, the backup software manufacturer's own storage, or a service provider's hosting. The data is sent from the servers in encrypted form and stored with the service provider in encrypted form. The data cannot be accessed by the service provider without the user encryption key.
Most rescue programs require their own Offsite storage option with premium service and an additional license. However, almost all currently running programs can perform AWS S3 cloud backup (Amazon Cloud solution). To the cost of the original Amazon cloud storage, you have to pay not only for the data stored, but also for the download traffic.
Our company provides the following types of Offsite Backup services:
- Altaro Offsite Server
- AWS S3 compatible Cloud Storage
Pricing is always based on the amount of data stored with us. If necessary, we also provide licenses for the selected backup programs in the form of a monthly subscription. Of course, if they already have the appropriate licenses, they can be used. The data are stored in data warehouses located in a data center in Hungary (Budapest), they do not leave the territory of the country.