I need a backup services.

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I need a backup service for 5 offices nation wide. Someone told me to come and ask you guys about the backup service. Apperently you guys used to offer this type of service before. Please help.
asked Jan 15, 2015 in Cloud Hosting by anonymous
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Hi there

We have servers that can help you with backing up all your data from all your offices. You can take up a cloud server and install a backup software on it. You would need to configure the software to meet your needs. Depending on the amount of space you need you can take up any server with us and upgrade it later. You can take the cheapest option as a try out and see if it will work for you before taking up a server with a large harddrive space.

We did offer a backup service before. Now it has been discontinued. The best way to back up your company data is getting a back up software and install on a cloud or dedicated server. Please find below links for our cloud servers and also for the top ten best data backup softwares:

Cloud servers: https://www.afrihost.com/site/product/cloud_hosting?src=website_nav

BackUp Softwares: http://data-backup-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Afrihost Team
answered Jan 15, 2015 by AfriDude (43,990 points)
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Many things need to be taken into account here such as:1


1) Amount of data per site.

2)Total data to be uploaded across all sites.

3) Upload speed per site.

3.1) ADSL bandwidth limites per site.

4)Onsite backups (If files are needed due to deletion and you're offline you will have a problem..) Look @ FreeNAS for a good solution that can be secured behind a firewall such as PFSense. (generally you can use 2 oldish PC's for each applince or virtualise them on 1 solid modem i5 with ~12-16GB RAM)

5) Cloud backups - DO NOT map these to your local system, as viruses like Cryptolocker (equivelent of having your data password protected by criminals and then held for financial ransom). DO use somethign like Mega.co.nz, they offer 50GB free per user and have a sync extention for Google Chrome [making things VERY secure].


The lower cost option is to get a external HDD per site,(personally I recomend Western Digitnal Red or Black drives, 1-2TB per site should be sufficient. Avoid facotry assembled units like Samsung as they usually only have a 1-2year warranty, where as WD Red,s have a 3 year warranty, and the Black drives have a 5 year warranty) ) use it on 1 specific users PC and map it to the other PC's, then use some free backup software to carry out the backups and provide logs. At night lock the drive up some where safe, keeping in mind that onsite safes are the main target of theives.. This covers onsite.


With regards to offsite you can get a modern i5 with 4GB RAM, and say 2x 6TB WD red drives (assuming 1TB is enough per site) so that the data is always duplicated on the offsite unit, incase on of those HDD's fail (you dont want to upload ALL that data again).

Good luck.
answered Jan 21, 2015 by ZK
edited Jan 21, 2015