Backup & Disaster Recovery

Data backup and disaster recovery are two very important and functionally different components of any layered IT security strategy.

Data backup is the act of storing a copy of files or data to a separate storage location so that in the event those files are lost or damaged, they can be restored. Disaster recovery is the act of restoring those files and data.


At Your IT we provide fully managed backup services. These keep your data secure by replicating it and storing it at our offsite data centre. Once it is placed at our offsite data centre, it is then replicated again and moved to a separate location, increasing the security of your data.

Our backup solutions follows the industry standard 3-2-1 backup standard. There are 3 copies of your data, on 2 different media types with 1 copy kept off site.

Backup is the absolute minimum that any business should be doing. However it is rare that it would be enough on its own to protect a business.

It is worth noting that without Backup disaster recovery is not possible.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is a function that replicates your entire IT system – data, systems, networks, and applications – and makes it available when your primary environment is unavailable.

If your IT system itself is not available you have nowhere to bring any saved data back to. This means that having your data backed-up is not good enough in cases where you have lost your entire IT system, whether it is power, hardware, software, or network fault.

Disaster recovery goes beyond simple data loss. It is the ability to recover your entire IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. This could include hardware and software failure, a complete loss of power, fire, flood or any other event that can have a drastic effect on your business and your customers.

Ideally, you would never have to use a disaster recovery plan. But in the event of the worst case scenario, having a plan in place can avert serious consequences and loss of business.

Ultimately, the Disaster Recovery function provides you with a complementary, redundant environment “on-demand” where you can not only load your data but, rebuild and run your entire IT service. This means you can continue to operate whilst your primary system is rebuilt.

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