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Remote Backup vs On-Site Backup

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by | Nov 18, 2021 | Networking

Backing up your data is more important then ever with increasing hacks and malware it is imperative to have your data backed up.  There are two different methods that can be used when backing up your data, remote and on site. An onsite backup is hosted at your business and has some advantages such as instant access to data, its less expensive and the internet is not needed to access it. The downside to an onsite backup is that in the case of a tragic event, the data can be lost or corrupted.

The advantages of an offsite backup include remote access from any location, the data is safely stored if something happens to your company’s local server, and it is easily accessible for multiple people within the company.  Cloud based backups also usually include unlimited storage, meaning your company will never run out of storage room.  Some downsides to remote backups are that it usually costs more then an onsite backup, and the time to get your files can be long depending on your file size and internet speed.