What is an offsite backup?

Offsite backup is a method of computer data backup involving the use of an offsite location as a means of securing in the event of a disaster.
Traditionally, this involved the use of magnetic tapes as well as other removable storage media. Currently, however, disk drives are becoming increasingly popular, as they are often-times more convenient.

How Does Offsite Backup Work?

Offsite data backup works by first encrypting the data, then compressing and transmitting it to an offsite security center. This data can then be accessed in the event of an emergency by using either the Internet or another data restore line.
In addition, many offsite backup service providers will offer additional features, including account management, over-the-phone support, central management for multiple data locations, as well as both database and email backup.

Advantages of Offsite Data Backup

There are a number of advantages to storing your data off-site, including:
• Your data is protected in the event of a disaster
• Backup operations can be performed automatically – leaving more time for more productive tasks
• Cross-platofrm technology; in other words, backup can be performed regardless of the which operating system you use
• Added security of data-encrypted network connections

Difference between Onsite and Offsite Data Backup

Every business understands the importance of backing up important company data. No matter how efficient a computer system appears to be, there is always the possibility of a malfunction wiping out valuable data. For this reason, many companies have set up backup systems, designed to recover lost data. There are both onsite and offsite backup options, and both have certain advantages and disadvantages.
Onsite storage usually entails storing important data on a periodic basis on local storage devices, such as hard drives, DVDs, magnetic tapes, or CDs. Offsite storage requires storing important data on a remote server, usually via the Internet, although it can also be done via direct access.

Onsite storage has some advantages over offsite storage, including:

• immediate access to data
• less expensive
• Internet access not needed

However, onsite storage has one distinct disadvantage over offsite storage.

In the event of a catastrophic event, onsite data storage can be destroyed. For example, if there is a fire in the building, or a water main bursts, the onsite servers can lose all the data that has been collected on them. In addition, onsite storage units can also be stolen, resulting in a loss of time, money, and data.

Offsite storage has some advantages over onsite storage, including:

• access to data from any location, via Internet or FTP
• data will be preserved in the event of an event taking place within the business
• backup data can be shared with a number of different remote location

The Recovery Solution

This is where uptime comes from.
When systems go down, it’s recover or die.
The StorageCraft® Recovery Solution™ gives you tools to back up your systems, applications, and data, replicate them locally or in the cloud, and restore everything from a single file to complete systems throughout your network. Physical or virtual, Linux or Windows, you won’t find a faster, more reliable way to recover.


Reliable backup is the foundation of a disaster recovery plan.
Our backups don’t bog systems down or interrupt people’s work. They include everything you need for a fast, complete recovery: the operating system, applications, services, configuration settings, and data volumes.


Management should be stress-free, whether you’re accountable for a dozen backup jobs or hundreds.
Our tools enable you to perform push installations, configure multiple backup jobs at once, manage storage resources, verify backups work properly, and receive alerts. Additionally, you can discover systems in need of protection and monitor all protected systems from a single dashboard.


Ensure your organization’s disaster resistance.
Our technology lets you replicate your backup images to the StorageCraft Cloud or a remote location of your choice. That way, you can access your backups even if your local versions get destroyed in a disaster.


Immediate recovery following a disaster is the whole point.
We provide an arsenal of recovery options that work together to keep business running. Recover documents, restore systems and data—even fail over a network.


Physical servers, desktops, and laptops still need support.
Even with the growing dominance of virtualization, there’s still physical hardware to protect. Our solution not only backs up physical systems, it also lets you restore those systems wherever you like—to the same or different hardware or to a virtual environment.


Virtualization gives you amazing flexibility.
So should your backup and recovery solution. The StorageCraft® Recovery Solution™gives you the same reliable protection for both virtual and physical environments. Spin up a virtual machine in minutes to new hypervisors or to new physical hosts.


With the right cloud, a business can survive anything.
Store copies of your backup images in our cloud, and quickly get critical operations running again after any site-wide disaster. Restore a single file or an entire network in minutes.

We protect what’s important to you.


Contact us to put your mind at ease and protect your data.

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