An automatic data backup system is a system that allows returning to its original state after a serious software or hardware resource failure. Restoring the previous state of the resource leads to a partial loss of data. But, unfortunately, there are situations when there is simply no other way to recover correct operation.
In less critical situations, the availability of data backups allows partial recovery. For example, there are often cases where wrong actions of an operator lead to a violation of data integrity (accidental deletion of data, making incorrect changes to the data structure, and some other situations). In this case, it is possible to recover the data lost without disrupting the service: by comparing the current state with the state stored in the backup.
In a general sense, automatic data backup systems are divided into static and dynamic.
Static systems mean creating the backups at regular intervals. Based on the experience of our specialists, we practice daily backup of databases, weekly backup of contents of mailboxes, monthly backup of web content and basic settings of the operating system. The frequency and set of backup data can be easily changed at the request of our customers.
Backup data may be stored both on the customer’s server and on ServersHill server. If you want to store backup data on our server and at the same time have constant access thereto, you should take into account that in this case an additional fee will be charged.
Dynamic systems are real-time data backup systems. In general cases, this is a complete backing up of all data changes to the “redundant” server. In this case, when the primary server is completely out of order, it is possible to restore the services on the redundant server as soon as possible, and then restore the primary server.
A dynamic backup system is not something standard. And in each case, its development and implementation involves the development of a separate project. In the case of a dynamic system, it is not necessary to back up all data. It is enough to back up only a critical set of services in order to avoid significant traffic between the main and redundant servers. Otherwise, such a decision may adversely affect the operation of basic services due to the constant backup of unnecessary data (temporary files, logs, binary files from the operating system, etc.)
If you want our specialists to develop and implement a dynamic backup system to back up your data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with such a request or fill out a free consultation form.