We have now taken delivery of our new R1SOFT server backup up system. This will now backup all our primary servers to a independent and secure location. R1Soft is a leader in these systems for Continuous Data Protection and disaster recovery and together it will provide a significant improvement in our data recovery policy for all our clients.
What this means to our website clients is a further layer of security and safety. Previously we kept local backups of our client sites and also ran a cross server back up system. With the new R1Soft system we have a level of redundancy that will now cover total DC (Data Center) as well as server failure. Also this new system is significantly faster and uses less server resources.
We will be able to in a few hours recreate our servers (and your website(s)) without access to the problem servers and from any location and at any time. This is of course a worst case scenario but catastrophic DC failures have happened, from a major power network system in a London DC (down for 36 hours) to cyber attacks which have completely deleted hundreds of thousands of websites.
Our main servers are now backed up each day and the results kept for 10 days on a rolling basis. We have access to the backups and can restore to any point in the last 10 days and also obtain any individual file form the last 10 days.
This additional investment is we hope never to be needed but we are doing this to protect our websites and businesses to prepare for what we know can happen, no matter how rare, and for also what we cannot foresee.